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She is determined during a game of tug of war!

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You should always try to capture timeless photos of your little ones while they are too little to fight you on it. 😃

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Maybe my little backyard creatures didn’t read my last post about getting too much critter time. Had to help this little guy away from the sliding glass door to prevent him from being stepped on and also preventing him from coming inside - there is currently no vacancy.

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I’m still getting accustomed to living in a house than living in a condo. My interaction with nature is much more than I expected or ever desired. I just hope this lizard was eating spiders and ants before I let him go outside. Lastly, I pray he lost his tail before he got in my house because I haven’t seen it yet.

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Meet Clarence. He is an alligator lizard, or so I am told. He lives in my front yard, sometimes prevents me from getting my mail and has run across my feet as I was walking outside before.

Over the weekend we were having a BBQ at our house. As we were in the kitchen, which looks out to the garage, our guest announced, “you have a huge lizard in your garage.” As I ran over to look, I noticed Clarence shimming under my dryer.

Awesome, he is under my dryer and his tail is sticking out too. We all were aware not to grab his tail since it would soon detach it’s self and we would have two problems on our hands.

Luckily, my husbands best friend was there to help in getting this lizard out of the garage. He went from the dryer to under the washer to by the door then he bolted to a teeny tiny entrance which lead into the furnace vent, aka inside my house.

My husband ran inside, took off the vent cover and the lizard smirked and kept on staying out of reach then went hiding in the wall or something.

Since there wasn’t much we could do, we covered the vent up and we hoped he would go back in the garage and back out front. Nope, that would be too easy.

About three hours later a friend (who missed the earlier lizard episode) calmly announced she found the lizard. Yep, he was in my daughters play room ready to bolt into the kitchen. Quickly my husband ran to get a bucket to put over him. This lizard was so long that it made he tail fall off. That thing was flopping all over the kitchen, thank goodness we already ate!

Clarence was carefully taken outside and let go away from other homes, but a lovely wilderness area for him to live. I will be able to spot him if he finds his way back, at least until his tail fully grows back. Pleas don’t come back, thank you.

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Sounds about right.

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Wee-one has overcome her fear of finger painting! This also resulted in a bath right after, but we have real masterpieces to hang up now. Great job little one, great job!

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Think Hillcrest has an abundance of homeless?

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I cannot wait for this to finally bloom! It is going to be gorgeous for five minutes then a toddler will shred it to pieces. At least I know the inevitable, right?

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Eva loves Minnie! I haven’t gotten her one yet because they seemed so over priced. Well today I found one for $2.97, yes please! She doesn’t care that it was intended for a dog either.