Why a blog?

This is my first time to ever do anything like this so please bare with me. I decided to start a blog mostly for myself. I wanted to keep track of all the crazy things that go on in our house on a daily basis. I also thought this would be good for my soul and keep me smiling and laughing even when I feel defeated by my littles at the end of the day. I'm sure there are a lot of blogs out there similar to this one and it may just bore people but that's alright. This is us, me and my littles!

Friday, February 12, 2010

If you give a mouse a Froot Loop...

It has already been an eventful morning for us. Beau did her usual 5:30 knocking on our door. Today I gave in. By 6 Jude was starting to wake up but ended up falling back asleep. Beau and I came out into the living room and I started to pour myself a cup of coffee and her soymilk. I heard this wierd sound and for a second thought it was the dryer making noises, even though it wasn't on. It took me a minute until I realized what it was...mice squealing.

A couple weeks ago I started to notice little dropping in my mud room always in the same spot. Then I noticed them on the dryer and once on my kitchen window seal. BJ said they were probably from a gecko but I wasn't convinced. I forgot about it until one morning I noticed droppings underneath a bag of trash that was left out to throw away. When I picked the bag up I noticed tiny pieces of paper that had been torn apart. I knew it! Mice don't visit us often but we have had a few run ins with them. The first time we realized we had a mouse in the house was when we were woken by a frightened 2 year old Bella saying a mouse woke her up. It was hiding in the box spring of her bed. Gross, I know! We took care of that and threw out the bed.  That following Christmas we were visited again. BJ had brought in the box that our tree was in and layed in in the middle of the kitchen floor. We had been keeping the box in his shed/storage outside. As he opened the box, mice ran out of it in every direction! They had built nests all over the tree. I had never seen anything like it! We caught most of them right then but a few still lingered. The next time was when I had my sister Danyel visiting us. She is terrified of mice so this discovery couldn't of happened at a worse time. We were all sitting on the couch talking and a brave little mouse ran from under the oven to under the fridge. We thought we had taken care of that problem when we saw a mouse on a trap we had layed but that wasn't the case. Apparently the mice had found a nice cozy spot in my desk drawer to nest and have babies. I discovered this as I opened the drawer to find a dead baby in a little shoe box that was once used for scrap baby and yarn. I was mortified! This past time was quite a while ago and we have been mouse free for months...until now.
BJ had layed two traps downstairs in our mudroom a couple days ago. Nothing was happening so I started to feel like maybe it really was just a gecko. There is nothing like that sound of a mouse caught on a trap. It gives me chills to even think about it! As soon as BJ got up I told him we had caught a mouse. He went to check and said, "Whoa!" 2 mice on one trap!! Disgusting! The thought of them just living it up in my house...too much. Beau was right by his side when he pulled the trap out. One mouse was dead and the other still going strong. (These are sticky traps by the way). Beau said, "Me yike mouse and pet yum." NO you will not like mice and pet them!

So that is what has happened so far. I am really hoping that was the last of the mice but you never really know.


  1. Oh no! Please don't send them across the street. Nasty rodents. That's it...I'm putting all of my food back in the fridge. Bread, cookies, ramen - fridge. I don't trust that pantry.