Wild Kingdom

So it all started with the largest Mosquito Eater I have ever seen on the inside of my car windshield. My DH and I tried to shoo him out but he wouldn't leave. We where literally being beat-up by a Mosquito Eater. Finally after opening all the windows and the moon roof and turning on the air full blast did we convince him to leave.

Then the next morning as I sat at the table with my munchkin, while he ate his breakfast before preschool, our dog darted to the back door. I assumed that a bird entered our air space and he was going to go investigate. But then out of the corner of my eye I saw something jump. I thought great the dog is eating a grasshopper and then will get sick all over the carpet. (Because they never get sick on the tile or out side where it is easy to clean up.) To my surprise it was this little guy.

Fortunately our fearless defender here did not like the taste of our new visitor.

"I am Claymore I defend against Flies, Moths, and Tree Frogs!"

So as Claymore tried to get the frog taste out of his mouth I put him behind the safety gate and woke up my DH so he could do frog patrol while I wrangled the toddler and dog.

That same day I came home to find 18 to 20 birds on my front lawn. It was a seen right out of the movie The Birds.

Later that evening the little Tree Frog came back to the door and hopped in when we opened it. He must have been given the wrong address because I already have my little Prince and my handsome Knight in Shining Armor too.

P.S. If Tree Frog come back again Michelle says I have to keep him because if a bear comes back for a third time he is killed so keeping him would be better.


HSKS 3 Quidditch ~ Round One Answers

Quidditch Round 1 Answers
  1. Charity Burbage
  2. Alecto Carrow
  3. The wand chooses the wizard.
  4. to kill the owner
  5. Jack Russell Terrier
  6. Otter
  7. stew
  8. roast potato
  9. three up--two across
  10. "for those who take, but do not earn"

Picture Scavenger Hunt :

Madam Rolanda Hooch


Angus Filch

Moaning Myrtle

Colin Creavey



Who doesn't love birthday cake, oh wait Dax doesn't. My best friend's son Dax is the only three year old I know that doesn't eat birthday cake. I made him one anyway because he is my best friend's son and I love him dearly and I love the look on kids faces when they see there favorite character in eatable form. Oh and So here it is his Rocket cake.

For those of you who do not have small children that watch the Disney channel obsessively, this is Rocket from Disney's Little Einsteins cartoon. Normally I would have just made the cake, but there were a lot of cake eaters at Dax's birthday party so I made cupcakes as well.

If you like that cake check out a few of other cakes I have made.

My munchkin's 1st Birthday

My Munchkin's 2nd Birthday

My Munchkin's personal birthday cake

Julius the Monkey for Dax's 1st birthday (he did eat this one and made quite a mess)

I have been making character cakes for 17 years now. It all started with my brother's (who is 13 years younger) 1st Birthday cake. We didn't have digital cameras way back then so the pic of his cakes will have to wait for feature post.