Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Mouse Attack

Three weeks ago we went to Arch's annual family camp reunion up at Lily Lake in the Bear Tooth mountains, this was Zaylies first camping trip and she LOVED it! Zaylie loves to be outside, she even loves the wind, it makes her laugh. She was quite the trooper through the rainstorms, the thunderstorms, the nickle sized mosquitos, the constant appliage of mosquito spray and sunscreen, and the bajillion people always wanting to hold her. But the real story begins with our first night there, when Arch's uncle Rand invited us to sleep in his trailer. I'll tell the story from Arch's point of view, because it takes less time...We had been sleeping for about an hour when Arch twitched really bad, you know how you do that when you feel like your falling in your sleep, he opened his eyes and saw a big dark thing on his pillow, but then it went away, so he wasn't really sure if he was dreaming or what. So 20 minutes go by and he jumps really bad again, but this time he sits up and says... um theres a mouse in the trailer. I'm like what are you sure, he says..."YES IT RAN ACROSS MY FACE" yup he felt little cold feet prints run across his face... im like two inches away from arch...gross. So I sit up and look over at Zaylie and the second i look at her, I hear a scuttering and then the mouse RUNS ACROSS ZAYLIE'S FACE!!! Of course I freak out and scream "ZAYLIE" and grab her legs and pull her towards me, and she starts screaming... needless to say in the middle of the night, Arch went and made a bed for me and Zaylie in our Jeep and Arch slept in a tent...the mouse was seen the next day, but never found.

Here is an exampe of how dirty the kids get out there, and how many mosquito bites they get...this is only an hour into the morning, I can't even describe how covered they are in dirt by the end of the night--well i guess i can--they look like Derek Zoolander when he covers his face in black down in the coal mines--Zaylie will be among them next year...YIKES! Aren't
they so cute.




FREEZER BURN

So one day Arch thought it would be funny to give Zaylie a frozen otter pop to let her chew on, of course she had the time of her life, but look what it did to her face for 4 days.



LEMONS

We went out to dinner one night, and we thought it would be funny to see how she reacted to a lemon... we were all expecting to see a disorted face in disgust, but instead she grabbed the lemon and went to town. If you tried to take it away she would scream in protest until she got it back. She does this with pickles and limes too, I think she's going to be like her dad--if its edible she'll eat it. (I don't let her actually swallow chunks or anything, just wanted to be clear incase any of you think im a bad mother)



Zaylie has started eating solid foods, and LOVES it, she was a pro right from the start. Her favorites are sweet potatoes, banana's and prunes. But she absolutly hates pea's. She will actually keep eating them, she never turns down food, but she'll open her mouth like, awe man this stuff again. Then once the peas are in her mouth she'll make this awful face (kind of like you would expect with eating a lemon) and then start dry heaving, but she'll open her mouth again for another bite, but Arch won't let me feed them to her anymore, so no worries.



Just some cute stuff

17 comments:

Dansie Family said...

how cute is she! and you poor thing to have to even be NEAR a mouse! ew! thanks for the post! keep pics coming often!

Brennen & Cassie said...

She looks so much bigger even since the last month! I can't wait to see you guys only like 10 more days!

The Fellers said...

ok, she is SOOO CUTE! I dont care what Beckett says, she is Scoty's. They will fight over her in about 20 years or so! I love her eyes. Ok, so the mouse story, i promise I let out a scream when I read that it ran across Zaylie's face! WHAT THE!?! That happened to me once when I was single and living in a big house with 7 other girls. The mouse was in MY house, and in MY bed, and on MY head, I thought there was a spider or something (not that that would be any better), but you get the picture! Mice are probably right up there with thunder in the things I am most scared of list! SO SCARY! Dont be scared, you are not a bad mom even if you did let her get some chunks of that lemon. I started Scoty on solids at 5 months, they have to learn somehow....just go with what you feel is best. I love how simialar but how so different every baby does. Scoty does that whole dry heaving, gagging face with things he doesnt like....too funny! I was so excited to see more pics! She is just too dang cute! You just have to have another girl and then there will be no fighting over them! How old is she again? 6 months? ok...that was long...bye bye

Mauri said...

Really, can your little family get ANY CUTER?!?! I need to come visit you guys soon! Zaylie is seriously the cutest baby ever. Hands down. That mouse story is creepy!! But looks like you guys had fun despite bugs, mice, and dirt.

Dani said...

She is getting so big! So cute! That's scary about the mouse! I would have freaked too! Yuck! Looks like you still had fun though! Hope everything is going well!

The Fellers said...

I am so glad that you are going to add me as a link, cause I was going to do the same for you. I am sick of going through Linds' too, it takes too much time!

Lindsay said...

Cute pictures. I can't believe how big she is getting. You know, Gavin doesn't like peas either but he eats them just like Zaylie:) I miss you guys!!!

kandis said...

I would lose it! I am terrified of mice!! Zaylie is so dang cute I think she just gets cuter and cuter!!

Cade and Carrian said...

I guess I would be a bad mom too cause Peys loved lemons! She loved veggies most and ate solids really well, but now eating is getting to be a task with certain foods. I love all of the pictures though! She is getting so big so fast! The mouse though... I would die and I don't know if I would be able to sleep after that!

Benji and Rypie said...

Ok, So I laughed so hard about the lemons and the peas. Zaylie looks sooo cute! So we really need to plan a time to get together and have that BBQ we have been talking about or something.

Ms. Roberts said...

you and archie did good work there, Shantay. I'm proud. I was worried (because of Archie) but looks like you pulled through. Good work. Zaylie is a beautiful little girl!

Camille Larie said...

Zaylie is too fetchin cutE! she is so big and she'll be even bigger when i see her next. hope all is well in idaho! miss ya

Katrina said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe about the mouse! I would have freaked! My oldest loves lemons! Weird huh? Okay do you sell those adorable headbands? I love them!

Katie said...

she is so darling, i love all your pictures! We need to get together soon!

Ms. Roberts said...

what the heck Shantay, are you dead or what? Why haven't you posted for more than a MONTH

Lindsay said...

Can we have a new post?

Audrey and Geoffery said...

Hey! So nothing really new with us, just same old, same old. But, today I was in Rexburg getting Grant's haircut (check out my blog) and I happen to be looking at the magazines and to my surprise I see little Shantay on the cover of the Idaho Falls Bridal magazine! What the heck! You looked gorgeous as ever! It was just really fun and random that's all. Well we should do something soon. Maybe we should have a grey's marathon or something. Give me a call, or wait I forget your out of minutes (ha), or just leave a comment on my blog. See ya! Oh and I'll be at the baby shower tomorrow night for Dana.