He’s baaaaack!

Ok, I was SO not kidding:


We’ve driven by several times and he’s been hanging about.  Abby dropped me off and drove around the block (busy street) and I clambered down the bank for this shot.  The gator, apparently in a fit of rage at being stalked by the paparazzi, dove into the water and headed straight toward me.  I dashed back up on the bank with visions of being chased down the sidewalk by an irate alligator, but apparently he was more interested in cooling off in the water than coming after me.  Good thing because there was absolutely nothing but a little patch of grass between me and the pond.  In fact, here is a view of the pond and the neighboring house:


This was taken from the sidewalk, and as you can see, there are no fences or barriers anywhere.  It would certainly freak me out living that close to a gator!

Just a few days left, so I’m soaking up all the loving I can:


We sat like this for two hours!  Izzy, of course, doesn’t sit still for two minutes, but today we went to story time at the library and had a great time.  Then we picked up Abby and Ivy and went to Cracker Barrel for lunch.  Yum, yum!  Wish they had those in Washington State.

And in the interests of equal opportunity blogging:


Who needs toys when you’ve got an empty diaper box?  This will probably be my last post from sunny Florida.  I’ll catch up when I return to wonderful fall weather in Washington!

6 thoughts on “He’s baaaaack!

  1. OMG, I can’t believe you got that close to the alligator! Frightens me to death. Good thing you could get in all that lovin’ time to take your mind off the critter. We have rattlesnakes here, but I have yet to see one. Enjoy your last few days.

  2. So glad you got a picture. The alligator was hard to imagine. Acutally, it’s still hard to imagine.

    Yikes! Yikes! Yikes!

    Do the Floridians just take the alligators in stride? Like they don’t bite unless you bother them or something?

  3. What a wonderful way to spend 2 hrs. Enjoy it while you can. Pretty soon Ivy with be scrambling around with her big sister and holding sleeping babies will be a part of the past.

    That alligator is ugly!

  4. Both girls are absolutely gorgeous! Enjoy every minute of your time…as I am sure you are.

    The alligator, now, THAT is a different matter…. I would totally freak out!!!!!

  5. Oh, you make me want to have another baby! Ivy is sooo sweet. My Izzy just turned 3 and I miss those days of holding her on my chest and watching CSI DVDs.

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