Posts Tagged ‘Camping’

World’s best mouse trap – If you have any trouble with mice while camping, you have to try this:
Take a bucket a five gallon bucket and put some water in it (about 2 inches will do).
Then put two holes opposite each other near the top.
Then put a water bottle on a dowel (or arrow)
Put two holes opposite each other near the top of the bucket
Put the dowel through the holes (tape the ends so it can’t come out)
Spread peanut butter all over the bottle. (not pictured)

Important – don’t forget to lean a stick or something against the bucket so the mice can climb up. (not pictured)

The mice will climb up the stick, jump onto the bottle, the bottle will spin, the mouse will fall into the water in the bottom of the bucket.

Rinse, Lather, Repeat.

I know – Simple minds are entertained by simple things.

World's Best Mouse TrapWe set one of these traps up at the cabin a few years ago. After dumping out dozens and dozens of mice over several days, we did not see another mouse for at least 2 years.

Now, we are starting to see some again – so it is time to break out the “secret weapon” once again.Bucket Mouse Trap

My Little ManMy Little Man Chase is growing up so fast that we can’t hardly keep up with him.DSC00677

He’s the neighborhood bum, always out looking for someone to play with. If there is anyone that wants to have a sleepover, he’s on it. He is always looking for something to do. In fact, almost every time we are on our way home from somewhere he’s asking, “What can we do today?” Of course, mom and dad are looking forward to getting home and relaxing, but Chase always has other things in mind. He’s a goer.

Chase enjoys all types of sports and outdoor activities. He plays baseball, soccer and also wrestles. He loves to go snowmobiling, camping, boating, motorcycle riding, and 4 wheelin. He tells me that he hates hunting, though. “It’s boring.” – I think something is wrong with him???Chaser - Camping

Chase is a great helper. He’s always wanting to help. He says he likes to work. It doesn’t matter if it’s painting or sweeping the garage floor, he wants to help. Did I mention he’s a goer?

Chase is a thinker, planner. He’s fun to be around and everyone loves his company. He mostly stays out of trouble, except when he’s teasing. He loves to tease. Loves it.

Everyone should have a chance to play a board game with Chase. He’s a cheater. It amazing me how he finds ways to cheat, he just waits for the other players to catch him. It’s almost like he dares them to catch him. I watched him cheat his mom in UNO several times just the other day.

Crossing the RiverChase is so smart, it’s almost scary.  I can’t wait to see what’s still to come as he grows up. He’s truly fun to be around.

I love my little man. I wish I could pause time and keep him where he is for a while, but I am also looking forward to fun times with him as he grows up. I have more and more fun with him every day.