Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New Resident in the Freezer

And no, the new resident is NOT one of my children!

A few days ago we visited the Nature Center near us to take a crack at destroying their playspace instead of our own. When we went in, it was cold. When we came out, it had snowed enough that one could actually collect snow in their mittens. This meant that both Ed and Connor were thrilled. I'm not such a big fan of snow, and Helen didn't seem to notice.

After watching the captive owl swoop down and eat two mice, we headed for home. During the drive, Connor was distracted by the leaf truck, so he and Ed went back to watch it suck up leaves while Helen and I dashed indoors. When Connor and Ed finally made it inside, they had a friend. He's a snowman about 5 inches tall, and after much pleading by Connor the sculptor, he is now living in our freezer. At first, he had a 24 hour lease, but then I loosened my stance and said Connor could have one creature residing there at a time. So, until Connor either eats him or it snows again, we see "snowy" every time we open the upstairs freezer.



  1. That's awesome that you got to see the owl eat. We've lingered many a time outside his cage with no luck. Although on our trip to the nature center last week, the fed most of the other animals which was cool.