Welcome to the Family

Yes, you guessed it.  We have, not one, but two new additions to our family.  Over the weekend, my dear husband and my daughter went to the Humane Society and adopted two bunnies!!  I know, I know what you are thinking.  How could we get another bunny, much less two bunnies, after the horrible incident with the bobcat?  Believe me, I thought we were taking a break from bunnies.  However, my husband is such a pushover.  I told him to only get one, but these bunnies are brothers.  They were found hopping around together somewhere in Escondido, California.  Here they are in their new home-the hutch in the garage.

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We learned our lesson.  Because we live close to an easement where wild animals (coyotes, bobcats, etc.) roam freely, we have to keep our bunnies indoors.  The garage is enclosed and hopefully will keep the wild animals out.

The bunnies have names.  Since they are both males, my daughter has decided to name them Chip and Dale.  A homage to Disney since my daughter loves everything Disney.  I voted for Mike and Ike, but no one in my family liked those names.  I don’t know which one is which.  In the photo, they both look like they have black fur.  However, at closer range, one of them is more of a dark brown.  They are both very cute and seem to be more social than our previous bunnies.  My youngest daughter and her friend were playing with them this afternoon, and the bunnies didn’t seem to be frightened by them.  Chip and Dale were hopping all around the girls and over them, too.  According to the people at the Humane Society, they are about 10 months old.  I don’t know how much bigger they will get.  Now that I have seen and interacted with them, I have to admit they are really fun.  I hope these bunnies stay with us longer than Mickey and Belle.  I guess the important thing is to love and appreciate them while we can.  The best thing is they are bringing lots of joy to our family.  That is the reason why I welcome them happily into our family.

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Chip

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Dale

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Family Fun Night

This weekend my children have a four-day weekend.  They have tomorrow off because it is Professional Growth Day throughout our school district.  Teachers will be attending in-services, so students have the day off.  I am envious.  They will get to sleep in while my husband and I head off for work.

In any case, my husband and I thought it would be nice to take our daughters out for dinner and a movie.  We haven’t done something like this in quite a while.  I think our daughters were preteens the last time we went out, all of us together.  We were trying to remember the last time we did this on our way to dinner.

The movie we went to see was Saving Mr. Banks, the story of how the movie Mary Poppins was made.  My kids love anything Disney, so we went to watch it.  The story was also about P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins, and her life as a child.  We get to see where the inspiration for Mary Poppins came from.  It was a very touching movie, and I have to say, I got a bit emotional.  My husband and I both did since the story revolved around P.L. Travers and her relationship with her father.

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening out together.  My daughters even told us on the way home that we should do it more often.  That made me feel good.  Most teens don’t want to be seen with their parents.  One more thing for me to appreciate about my day!