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A Quick Deer Update!

The top photo shows one of the first pictures of the baby deer born in our yard! The bottom one was taken yesterday afternoon! As you can see, the baby is getting bigger, and running all over the yard!

Baby deer comparison!
Baby deer comparison!

If you missed the first story or other updates you can find them here, here and here!

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She Chose Our Yard!

We have just under one acre within the city limits! We share the end of the cul-de-sac with one other house. So both our properties are a fairly large pie wedge with most of the yard being in the back.

We also are close to a 1,459 acre forest, so we are always getting deer, hawks, falcons and many other animals that stray from the woods on their adventures.

However, with all the deer we have seen, we have never had a pregnant doe choose our yard for her “birthing center”! The last two nights we have had the joy of watching this little one take it’s first few steps into the world. All under the protective eye of it’s mother in our fenced backyard.

New fawn and Momma!
New fawn and Momma!
New fawn and Momma!
New fawn and Momma!
Fawn exploring
Fawn exploring
More exploring
More exploring

Just like a curious little one… sticking it’s head into the bush!

What's in here?
What’s in here?
Forsythia bush in backyard! Do you see the brown spot under it?
Forsythia bush in backyard! You can’t see the brown spot under it can you?
New fawn's new spot!
Fawn’s new spot!

It’s been really exciting watching the little one take it’s first steps. Momma looks pretty young herself, and seems to be a very good one!

We’re going to try and keep getting updates without disturbing them! Would you like them too?

Our Fourth Celebration!

Our big celebration every year since 1998 (Audrey was one year old) has been the three of us and our four-legged children having a day of fun, sun, lounging in the Step 2 kiddie pool, grilling corn on the cob, garlic potatoes & onions in foil and porterhouse steak! Well this year was no different! Brought some snacks, my phone, regular digital camera and my little pocket one too (in the purple case), and my inhaler incase my asthma acts up!

Got he necessities ready!
Got he necessities ready!

Audrey brought a stack of books! Dressed in heels of course!

Audrey kicked back reading & relaxing!
Audrey kicked back reading & relaxing!

However this next picture is really the only picture I’m suppose to post of her… her hands. Really, that’s it, she’s 17! Those with teenagers or has had teenagers need no further explanation, right? To help you that haven’t been there yet… I was “informed” (picture me doing quotie marks) that I can’t post any pictures of her, ever, on my blog. When I asked “but I’d like to include you when you’re with us too!” She replied “Okay then, just my hands” so seriously. So here she is! Isn’t she cute!

Audrey's hands
Audrey’s hands

A lot of my pictures have Audrey (the girl that shall not be photoed) in them, but here are a few random ones that don’t! Lily

Log in the yard.
Log in the yard.
One of our many lawn decor pieces!
One of our many lawn decor pieces!

On this next photo pay close attention to the 4 stems sticking straight up with NOTHING on them (oh and there’s more than 4)! They were sunflowers! That’s right, we should be enjoying big beautiful yellow flowers (Audrey’s favorite)! Guess what happened? It was a deer buffet! They just strolled right down the line biting the flowers off! The first year that happened!

Deer's buffet line.
Deer’s buffet line.

Audrey of course had this close by! Do you know what the quote on her case is from? It’s a TV show! (I’ll tell you in the comments)

Audrey's necessity!
Audrey’s necessity!
Potatoes, onions, salt, garlic powder and a little cubed butter on top in a foil pouch.
Potatoes, onions, salt, garlic powder and a little cubed butter on top in a foil pouch.
Ears of corn soaking in water before the grill!
Ears of corn soaking in water before the grill!

The stars Audrey and I found several years ago and we each have a set to put on our steak for pictures. Silly Great tradition!

Steaks on the table!
Steaks on the table!

Here’s the silly hubby…

Rudy being silly!
Rudy being silly!

Who is also a very loving hubby and daddy!

and Rudy's loving side!
and Rudy’s loving side!

It’s Finally Here!

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I hope everyone has a wonderful summer!
A summer full of everything and everyone you love and enjoy!