Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Very Eventful Morning at the Parkhurst Household

I came downstairs early yesterday morning and Brandon says, "Swiper is in the back yard." (As in Swiper the fox on Dora) So we watched him as he hunted on the foothill in our backyard. Then he started getting aggressive and pounced onto a bush. We were like, WOW! He's going to  catch his breakfast! All of a sudden a black cat jumps out of the bush and they begin chasing and circling one another.  The picture below shows their ten minute stand off. There was growling from the cat and barking from the fox. I was really surprised that the fox had a bark like Alfie did when he was a puppy. I guess I expected something more ferocious than that.

I guess the other fox heard the first one's distress call. In came reinforcements! They were both in a stand off with the cat. After another five or so minutes the cat managed to escape unharmed, well at least unharmed in our yard. The second fox chased after it. I don't think they wanted to eat it, I think they were staking claim to their hunting territory and they didn't want competition. Both foxes were back there for a good ten minutes after the cat was gone. Not sure if they ever caught anything, but hopefully they were bale to feed their pups.

Jenna and Daddy Snuggle on the Couch

Jenna even pretends to be sleeping.

Jenna Wears Mommy's Sunglasses

Asher Comes for a Visit

Our good friends Mel and Aaron came up for a quick visit when Mel's parents were on vacation in Vail. We met up for some playtime at the park. You can't tell by most of the pictures, but Jenna and Asher were BOTH there.

She is so curious.

Playing in the dirt.

Jenna Poses for the Camera

And also licks the window.  Sigh.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Jenna Plays in a Sprinkler with Friends

Well maybe not played so much as ran around the back yard while the sprinkler was running!
Playing a little t-ball (t not in picture ;))
Running away from the sprinkler. Not surprising though, she got the closest of the girls.
Time for a drink.
Some playtime

Satisfied with her afternoon of fun!