Tuesday, August 16

Welcome to Double Digits

We recently had Parker turn 12, Stanley 9, and Beth reached 13 and a half all in July. August is reserved for our Queen, Stella. Today she turns the big 1-0. She just gets prettier every day. This a picture of her from a previous post.
Much whiter now than when we first got her 7 years ago.
Stella synchronized napping with Stanley.
Relaxing in her Superman pose.
With several birthdays so close, I got a couple of bags of Emu treats for the kids. With Stella’s birthday being a big one, we will have to bring out the shrimp crackers and dried squid.
This is what Beth thinks about all this birthday brouhaha.
Daddy will celebrate with a martini with sliced jalapenos from my mini-garden.
Trina recently posted about our trip to her parents house. We all had a good time, but some of us came back with more than expected. The warning on the side of the pool said no diving or jumping in. Kris is still hobbling around with an ankle brace.
Now for a couple of nature pics. A freshly caught meal. Since there is no perspective, I will say that this is not nearly as big as Katy’s Australian varieties.
Enjoying a sip during the midday heat. A second later, she was dive-bombed by the other female in the area.


  1. Oh, ouch on the ankle! Tell Kris I am SO sorry. That looks so painful!

    Happy Birthday to the Queen! She deserves a lot of fanfare on her big day.

  2. KRIS!!!!! When you told me on the phone so nonchalantly, I wasn't expecting that beauty!!!! Feel better quickly, I'm sure the dogs won't mind snuggling on the couch :)

    That's an amazing close up of the spider, G!


  3. Happy Birthday to the beautiful Stella. What a gorgeous photo of her smiling:) Hmm, Emu Treats, something else I'm sure Frankie and Beryl would enjoy that we can't get here.

    That ankle looks very painful. Hope it's back to normal soon!

    Great nature shots. The spider looks big;) I'm glad the hummingbird at least got a sip.

  4. Happy Birthday Stella!!

    Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

  5. Oh, I had forgotten how dark Stella was when you adopted her! Crazy how they change. Dana has too! Great photos! Sorry again about kristen's zombie foot....

  6. Happy Birthday, Queen Stella! Wow, I can't believe how dark her face used to be...I don't even think I would have recognized her! I love the white face though and I agree she just keeps getting prettier and prettier!