So a few posts ago I mentioned that we went to Minnesota for our new nephew E's baptism. While we were there visiting the kids, I noticed this excellent squirrel item that E is currently using.
Yes, E's bouncy chair has a squirrel on it! I was pretty sure that his parents were raising him right, but now I'm 100% positive that they are. I assume that this is some sort of themed line of baby paraphernalia which will be out of production by the time B and I reproduce. This disappoints me, but my sister-in-law has promised to save it for us for when B Junior shows up. Yay!
So we took a little trip to Brooklyn last weekend to meet friends and see the new Brooklyn Bridge Park. I forgot to bring my camera, so I took a few pictures with B's phone. They didn't turn out very well.
And yes, the water really is that dirty.
Anyway, Brooklyn Bridge Park was pretty cool. We saw TONS of babies and pregnant women. Seriously. Swarms. It was ridiculous. And I saw NOT ONE squirrel in the entire park. It is a new park, after all, and all the trees are young so there isn't really a good place to build a squirrel nest (called a drey), but someday this will be prime squirrel property.
There was also a cool metal thing in the sidewalk. I like metal things in the sidewalk.
So my friend J was here a few weeks ago, visiting from Nicaragua where she is working as a Peace Corps volunteer. She mentioned that she had an awesome photo of a squirrel to send me, and of course I was pleased to hear this.
I have received many awesome squirrel things via the email. But this is probably the best the one yet, and certainly the most unusual.
Guys, the squirrel is ON A LEASH and SITTING ON HIS SHOULDER. It's his little friend! His little pet! It's every fantasy I've ever had about squirrel ownership all rolled up into a photo!
(I will note here that all the research I have done about keeping a squirrel as a pet has indicated that they do not make good pets unless you enjoy having the shit scratched out of your furniture and your self every day.)
Now to be fair, the squirrel looks a little freaked out. And a little skanky. Both of these characteristics are common for animals/pets in Nicaragua, as I recall. But wow, I am still jealous of this kid. And so thankful that J has opened up this new world of possibility to me.
We went back to Minnesota last weekend for our new nephew's baptism. We'll call him E here, and he's pretty cute, but I try to not put up pictures of real people on this here blog so you'll just have to take my word for it.
The church was very nicely decorated in yellow. Was this because it was Mother's Day? I believe we're in Ordinary Time right now, but I don't recall ever seeing yellow in my home chuch. Anyway, it was a good color for spring and for a baptism.
Oh, and I finally gave E the special bear I knit for him a few months ago. (And I mean special in the short bus sense.) I could tell he liked it because he spent at least ten minutes chewing on the bear's head.