Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Into the Wild

On Sunday evening Brandon and I were taking a walk and we saw three giant green parrots in the trees outside our apartment. Since we live in an Anaheim apartment complex, your reaction would be that this is strange. But looking back on the three plus years we have lived in here, I realized we have had a lot of experiences with animals in our apartment complex.

Brandon once pulled a drowning baby opossum from the swimming pool with a hook. We see them wandering around now and then. Another night, we woke up to loud quacking and found a mother duck trying to protect her babies from a racoon at the pond right below our balcony. Brandon did a good job of saving them too by scaring away the racoon with his flashlight. Each year the ducks return and raise their babies in the pond. It's fun to see them every day and they aren't too shy. It's a good thing Brandon is around to protect them! Here is a picture of the mom and her ducklings.

We named the mom Juniper, and the dad is Larry, but he never sticks around to help raise the kids! :)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Fourth of July

Happy belated fourth of July! We had a great fourth of July weekend. We went to California adventure Friday morning then went to the Angel game with Brandon's family. It was so much fun. And of course the Angel Stadium fireworks were Awesome! On Saturday we went to Newport Beach with the McCourts and suprisingly it wasn't too crowded. The weather was so perfect, it was so great to relax and have some fun.

Hooray for independence and paid days off!