I realize this is a silly thing to complain about, but David and I have a very awkward closet in our bedroom.  The door is in an awkward place, the shape of the closet is awkward, and it's even though it's a walk-in closet it's really not big enough for two people to use. Because of this most of the items we launder on a regular basis live on our guest room bed after they have been washed and dried.  When company comes to stay, we stack our clean clothes in piles around our room and return the laundry to the guest bed when our company has left.  

Perhaps it's because they've been frozen for a year and are looking for ways to expend their excess energy, but my nicely folded piles of laundry were disrupted by our November visitors.  Here's to hoping the destructiveness is almost out of their system!

Morning Surprise

Those of you who know me, know that my commute is pretty much one of the worst. Ever.  In order to beat traffic I'm usually up between 4-4:30 am.  This gives me time to wake up, have a cup of coffee, get ready, and be out the door before the heaviest traffic starts.  Even though I'm used to early mornings you can imagine my surprise when I stumbled downstairs and into the bathroom at 4 am to find this:


Dinovember: Football

Happy Monday everyone!

First, let me apologize for not getting the Dinos to you yesterday.  They were so tuckered out from all the nuptial partying that this is how I found them.  I myself was so tired that I didn't find them until well after dinner.

This morning, was a different story.  After a good bit of rest, it appears the Dinos had tons of energy to blow off, and what better way to do it that a game of football.

Feeling too unsteady to play carpet football, the Dinos knocked over an old painting and decided to play canvas (arena) football. 

A bit of a bossy pants, Vlad insisted that he play quarter back.

Peder ran back and forth because he'd seen pro football players do this on the TV, and..why not?!

Brutus did his best to intimidate Bronte, but that only thing scary was his breath.

Vlad was all set to throw and touchdown pass...

...but realized his team was still just roaring and making a bunch of noise.  Maybe reviewing the rules of Football would have been a good idea.

Dinovember: Here Comes the Bride

We are gathered here today...

Tootsie and Vlad got married!!  Who knew that underneath their bickering and seemingly mutual dislike they were actually in love?!

So in love that this was not just a Dinos only affair, even the cat toys were invited.

Everyone was in awe of the beautiful veil to bride made herself, and loved that Vlad opted for an ascot over a bow tie.

Even Luciano, Placido, and Jose were on their best behavior.

Titus officiated.

And the smiles on Tootsie and Vlads faces lit up the room - they couldn't wait for Titus to say "You may now kiss your bride!"

And for the first time, I am proud to announce Mrs. Tootsie T-Rex and Mr. Vlad Velociraptor (Tootsie is keeping her last name)! 

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Dinovember: Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty

Folks, this is the scene that greeted me as I stumbled in to the kitchen first thing this morning.

Immediately I began to dread the worst - the Dinos had eaten all the cat food and we'd have to try and trick the cats in to eating something the never would. 

But as I got walked passed the open drawer, and my perspective on the scene changed I realize I was wrong.

I was prepared to be annoyed and frustrated with those Dinos and then I realized that they were, in fact, doing me a favor.  The weren't eating the food, they were feeding it to the cats!

Well, mostly feeding it to the cats.

Thanks for cover the back side of the drawer Luciano - it could have been disastrous had Velcro decided to jump up and join you guys!

While that fuzzy grey face melts my heart all the time, it was nice to have a break from his 2:00 am feeding call.  Thanks for giving me a break Dinos!

Dinovember: Limbo Time!

Every Limbo Dinosaur
All Around the Limbo World
Gonna do the Limbo Rock
All Around the Limbo Clock
(Chubby Checker "Limbo Rock")

The Dinos must have heard the oldies music I was playing the other night and felt some inspiration!  As I entered my office this morning I found that they had had a Limbo contest on my cutting table! 

The dancing must have been wild, as my button jar was knocked over.

Not one for dancing, Peder tried to get a game of soccer going.

A great time appeared to be had by all!

Dinovember: Gone Fishin'

Jealous of the beautiful weather the daylight hours bestowed on the humans, the Dinos took it upon themselves to enjoy a day at the fishin' hole.

Titus and Truman worked on their casting skills, rather than focus on how many fish they could catch. 

Luciano and Placido fought over who got to use the last fishing rod. Eventually they realized it was too big for either of them to use alone, so they partnered up to figure out how to team fish with one rod.

A small group protested, shouting the famous line from the movie Finding Nemo "Fish are friends, not food!"

Some how they had missed the memo that this was a catch and release trip, and in their protesting blocked Annie and Stegman from releasing the fish caught by Vlad, Tootsie, and Jose.

Rather than fish or protest, Gertrude chose to take a dip in the water.

A great time was had by all - even Vlad and Tootsie managed to put their differences aside and enjoy each others company.