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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Show and Tell - Bushy Tails!

We are covered in feet of snow. Another foot is falling today. Throughout the week, well - you guessed it ALOT MORE SNOW!

Before the white stuff graced us this year our girls collected hundreds of acorns. They spread them, piled them and buried them - "chickmunk helpers" they called themselves. The wagon overflowed with all their hard work!
Well - a sweet little gray squirrel family of four has moved into our playstructure.


He's trying to escape the camera!

Perched next to the yellow crate that is FULL of acorns.

Just Hanging on the bridge!Looking Right at me!!

(Oh - and quick props to my totally amazing husband for building this structure for our girls and -apparently - for the squirrels!)

But- far and away the best part of this day was The Comedian's little chant. Her preschool class, as it happens, adopted the ...wait for it... Gray Squirrel as their class mascot this year.

So, this is what I hear as I'm snapping pictures...

***** GRAY SQUIRREL - GRAY SQUIRREL - SHAKE YOUR BUSHY TAIL

GRAB A NUT BETWEEN YOUR TOES ... WRINKLE UP YOUR LITTLE NOSE

AND.... SHAKE YOUR BUSHY TAIL ****

What is shaking your bushy tail?

17 comments:

Queenie. . . said...

That's sooo cute. When I was a kid, I had a pet squirrel that lived inside our house for a time (long story, but totally true), so this Show & Tell totally charmed me, and brought back some great memories. LOVE the song!

G I N A L O U said...

Brrr.... It looks super cold there too! Thanks for sharing your squirrelly stuff.

Martha said...

What a great playstructure. Are these squirrels your new pets? It sure looks really cold, gosh I am such a pansy with the weather!

christina said...

such cute pictures!! the snow looks so fun...we haven't gotten much and I'm waiting patiently for a big snowstorm!

ICLW

The Steadfast Warrior said...

LOL! I actually vaguely remember that song from elementary school. Wow, memories!

Thanks for sharing and kuddos to your hubby on a fantastic jungle gym.

Cute little additions to your clan. :)

Cassandra said...

I can't believe your husband built the play structure!

I used to think squirrels were cute, until they gnawed a hole in the birdseed box and then started chewing on the deck to get to seeds that had fallen between the slats. Hope that they don't start chewing on your play structure!

Beautiful Mess said...

Awww how awesome! Way to go to your husband for building that awesome structure for the children and animals. Hope you guys are warm and tucked away. We have a bunch of snow here, too! EEK!!
Enjoy your day.
Hugs,
-D *ICLW*

Michelle said...

I guess I do not feel so bad for all the snow we have gotten now. You are getting much more. I hope you all stay safe and warm.

Malky B. said...

So cute. I'm sure the girls are enjoying the squirrel!

ICLW

Amanda said...

I'm over from ICLW and so glad I saw this. I LOVE squirrels, they are so entertaining. Your pics are great... it's hard to get those little guys. When I was a Girl Scout we had a second verse to grey squirrel but I can't remember it all... something like "Rambo Squirrel, Rambo Squirrel, Green Camouflage Tail" I wish I could remember the rest.

Merry Christmas

Photogrl said...

Thanks for the laugh, I needed it today.

*ICLW*

Another Dreamer said...

LOL that is so cute! The squirrels out by my house are quite the characters... but they scare me a little sometimes, they're huge. I think my squirrels are body builders on steroids.

battynurse said...

How cute.
And ooh, cold. So not missing snow. Hope you make it through the storms warm and snuggly.

Martha said...

LOL at your comment, Cara about the lovey dovey Martha, Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, anyway, while I compose myself, please check out this Award from Dear Mrs.Spit -

http://mrsspitspouts.blogspot.com/2008/12/toby-award_22.html

WiseGuy said...

Totally Awesome...and yes I enjoyed listening to Dido's Here With Me, while I was on your webpage. I had not heard it in quite a while and you reminded me of it again! Thx!


ICLW Trippin'!

Kristin said...

Oh how cute...both the squirrel and the Comedian's chant.

And, totally rockin' play structure.

MrsSpock said...

LOL...I haven't thought of that song in a long time...

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