Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Unhappy Squirred

He stood on his hind feet, raised his paws and looked imploringly through the window as if to say, “What did you do with my tree?”

After three years of botanical torture we removed this encroaching arbor. Not only was it stretching its limbs towards our abode in unseemly fashion, it was also facilitating the conditions for moss, and mushroom growth right under our proverbial noses.

He loved the tree though. I’d seen him dancing on it. From branch to branch. Skipping and hopping. Climbing and jumping to and fro.  However, on this morning he was in disbelief, despair and astonishment. He had come to the spot where the tree was. But it had been removed. He scratched and scratched, running around the perimeter of what was the base of the tree. He happened to glimpse me peeking at him. Quickly, he approached where I was standing. This is where i received the disdainful look and pout. And then off he went in apparent disgust, into the woods to who knows where.

So a new landscape is on our horizon.  And with it poor old squirrel must find a new stomping ground. Here’s the news dear squirrel: Everything is for a time. Tomorrow isn’t promised. Continue to make the best of what you have today.

[blogged by Vaughn Andrews]

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Posted by on November 29, 2011 in Uncategorized


Chillin’ in Baltimore

So it was a picture perfect day in Baltimore! A little chilly, but with the sun out we thought it would be good to do something outdoors. So at around 2pm off we went to the Inner Harbor.

Upon spotting the dragon boats, Mr Jalen insisted that we must go for a ride. No problem that Joshua was not old enough to get on, ‘Daddy and I (Jalen) could go for a ride while Mommy and Joshua go for a stroll.’ There wasn’t much of an answer for that. So off went Daddy and Jalen, while Mommy and Joshua went for a stroll After that, we found the balloon man.  After twisting and turning, Jalen got a nice fish, while Joshua got a fishing rod.  Before long these both popped when Jalen decided to test them on the grass!
[since Melissa usually writes the blog posts, she is happy to let you know that this one was written by Vaughn 🙂 ]
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Posted by on November 29, 2011 in jalen, joshua, outdoors