I was hesitant at first to feed the little mallards, but I called Aark wildlife and they said that it was alright to give them food. They will eventually fly away in the fall. I've heard that the females always fly back to the place they were raised to lay their eggs...we'll have to wait to see if this is true. That could make for some pretty interesting pond happenings.
P.S.--Jake actually took this photo. It was one of the ones he entered into the Grange Fair...
Whenever I see pictures like this one, I can't help but think of the contrast to my life in an apartment in NYC 10 years ago...this is pretty good livin', I'd say...
FYI: Rita's has a new flavor!...SWEDISH FISH! I treated the kids and myself to water ices...(I of course, got the swedish fish flavored gelati--custard layered with water ice)...AMAZING!
True, Utah has mountains, be we've got Rita's baby!
Brian took the kids to Cabella's a few weeks ago and they bought this awesome fire pit thingy--I don't know the official name, but what I do know is that I love it! I've been so excited to use it!
We had our first chance to fire it up last Friday night when we promised the kids we'd camp out with them. I love the smell of a campfire! I love the way my hair smells after being around a campfire! Maybe it's because I'm so in love with the fall that it reminds me of that or something.
As far as the camping out thing went, I made it until about midnight but those #*!@**%$ cicadas wouldn't stop their chirping and Reilly started coughing and I felt totally damp and cold. Brian took one for the team and stayed outside with the kids while I headed indoors for some quality sleep. (My cat, Charlie, AKA "sleeping buddy", was waiting for me by the door).
We're going camping in a few weeks with some friends of ours in the ward, so I really need to toughen up...that ought to be an interesting trip. I really want to be a good camper--really I do! I love being outdoors it's just the actual sleeping part that I can't seem to get past.
This, my friends, is a marshmallow cooked to perfection!
Believe it or not, I could do without the milk chocolate...It makes too sweet...What do you think?
***Would you like swedish flavored water ice?
**Do you like the smell of campfires?
***What's your favorite season?
***Are you a happy camper?
***Could you do without the milk chocolate?