Last night when we were out walking Penny, Casey noticed a frog hop in front of him! After a few more minutes on our walk, we found another one! The past week has been really hot and the frogs were in the middle of a street in a residential neighborhood, far from water. We didn’t want them to get hit by cars or dry up, so we decided to take Penny home and go search for more frogs.
After another walk around the neighborhood, we found a total of 4 frogs! We brought them home and cleaned out a cage for them, complete with pools of water, branches, leaves and rocks. They were so cute when they settled down for the night and were all sleeping on leaves and in the pools. We put a plate of meal worms in and they came right over and ate a bunch! They love flies too! We are going to release them in a pond in a few days!
Here are some pictures of them!
I believe they are Sierran Tree frogs, Pseudacris sierra. Sierran Tree Frog
lasagna for dinner! yum!
Kayaking in the harbor! It was so much fun! We saw sea lions, jellyfish, bat rays, crabs, anemones, and star fish!
my dad made the best turkey burgers!
my grandpa loved the book we made him 🙂
hiking with Tanda and Richard!
I caught a ring neck snake!
getting Blender’s after our hike
out to dinner for my dad’s birthday
lunch in the backyard
new mountain bike!!
everyone got to ride it
going for a ride through the neighborhood
working in Santa Ynez!
yummy pulled pork sandwich!
lunch at El Rancho
Penny is ready to go to work!
Penny helped train Coco on the Dogwatch fence
the beautiful house we trained the dog at!
hiking in the park
sleeping after their baths
sleeping in the sun 🙂
our snack table for Day of Caring-Beautify DP!
our muffins were still a little frozen so we tried to warm them up in the sun
we got to drive the golf cart around DP and deliver snacks!
Kori and I walked around the neighborhood with balloons…
…and wrote nice messages…
…and tied them to mailboxes and fences…
…to brighten their day 🙂
Bowling for Tanda’s birthday!
Dinner at Chilis
looking at the photo book I made her
Visiting Robby in SLO
Bike ride to UC Davis
Road trip to Auburn!
We went to Lee Vining to visit Casey’s grandparents and family for a week in September. We helped out a lot around the house because many big projects were going on. We had so much fun visiting everyone and working on the house! It was an amazing trip!
Casey and Penny in the kitchen
running around in her backpack 🙂
ready to go pick pine nuts and go scoofin’!
we went scoofin’ through the forest
cutting fence posts on the chop saw!
getting really dirty
making our mark
our names! 9-11-10
We rode our bikes down to the lake
the lake at sunset
First bite of Mono Cone!
We cleaned the side of the house
Supervising the job
Penny loved running up and down the hills…
…and crawling through bushes…
…and playing in the backyard
taking out the pergola
digging the hole for a fence post
building the fence
Casey and Nikki
Penny loved the fountain!
At Hess Park
She learned to drink from a water bottle
Riding around with Penny
Running around the lake
Putting her feet in Mono Lake
Stopping for lunch
Happy girl with her head out the window 🙂
I caught a snake!
Casey and Papa
This morning we were awoken at 5 am by a knock on our door and a ringing fire alarm. The large dumpster in our apartment’s parking lot was on fire and someone happened to be out exercising and let us know! Luckily we live next door to the fire department! We also found out that the fire alarm shut off panel is in our water heater closet. We had both the fire fighters and the apartment manager come through our apartment to get out to our water heater closet on our patio, to try to shut off the fire alarm. What a morning!
Lately on our daily walks, Penny has been leading us to her new friend’s house-a cat. Yes, she met a cat last week and really likes going to visit him. The cat walks up to her and they always sniff noises and say hi.
However, tonight was a little different. The heat must have been getting to Mr. Kitty today because he did not seem to love Penny’s excitement to see him, as he normally does. Here is a video of tonight’s meeting: