Monday, May 9, 2011

Easter 2011

Easter at The Nocturnal Enclosure!
       We Giggles visited our friends at the Nocturnal Enclosure for Easter this year, and man oh man was it fun!! So 1st, pictures of the short car ride there... yeah yeah I know, before you get started on how long it's been since I blogged, I'm sorry but you've no idea the mess of things happening with we Giggles. ~> of course, how COULD you when I chose to skip out on blogging?! ANYWAY! 







Silly Zebra

:-) Adorable Zebra

I actually manages to find matching dresses for all 4 girls!! WooHoo! (I'm sure you are thinking, why is she going all supper-happy on us simply because she found matching dresses?!).. well, I'll tell you why! I challenge you to find matching dresses 2 weeks before Easter in sizes ranging from 3 months to misses 10!! I shopped in three different departments to find them! Anyway, enough about the dresses already! I also got matching outfits for the boys too!!! **giggle**

Sugar Glider holding Koala and Zebra

Tortoise! -- hey I didn't know turtles run!

Zebra, Sugar Glider with Koala, and Feathertail Glider (in the purple shirt)


Vixen caught on the egg hunting FAST

Sugar Glider and Koala

Elephant on the left, Vixen up front, Zebra behind the chair,
Feathertail Glider center, Raccoon in pink, and Tortoise way in the back

Vixen, Zebra (and Raccoon with no head)

Mama Roo (me) with Vixen

Big Sisters Tortoise and Zebra

Big Brother Elephant

Feathertail Glider helping Monkey

Brothers Elephant and Monkey

Sugar Glider with Koala
Also at the Easter Party but uncaptured by the camera were Hedgehog & Wombat, Dragonfly, & Lion (who was managing the camera).
     And in a post yet to come, I will unveil the FAMILY PORTRAITS with the girls in their matching dresses and the boys in their matching outfits... they are TOO TERRIFIC! 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Coming Singularity

My dear husband recently forwarded an Article from Time magazine on Ray Kurzweil and The Coming Singularity (,8599,2048138,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular). Talk about some seriously mind-blowing stuff!! I'm not sure how much of it I believe, but Kurzweil is one seriously smart dude and if he and big-brains like him truly think that the coming Artificial Intelligence Boom will change mankind forever, then I guess it's time to re-watch I, Robot and prepare for the massively awesome technological explosion that said big-brains believe will change life forever in this little rock called Earth. 

In 1965, at 16 years old, Ray Kerzweil appeared on the television show I've Got A Secret, where he played a piano piece written by a computer he designed and built. check it out here ( YouTube.WOW in and of itself. 
A that Young Kurzweil could build the computer at all, and 
B that in 1965, 1965!!, a computer wrote NEW original compositions of music- 
AND it wasn't crap either!

Since that time, Kurzweil has written several bestselling books on The Coming Singularity including The Singularity Is Near - available in print and Kindle format.

Frankly, I have little doubt that computers will transcend human intelligence, but I had always assumed that this would happen FAR FAR FAR after I pass from this mortal coil. Kurzweil and the other Big Brains seem to think however that the Singularity is imminent... by 2045... I may very well live to see the day that humans inject their consciences into computers, androids, whatever-the-hell they will be called. And they will! If the technology exists, many many "mere humans" will be quick to shed their mortal bodies for the cold indifferent immortal "flesh" of machine. NOT I! And oh how I hope not any of mine. I sometimes wish I were smarter more intelligent, better able to clearly speak what goes on in the echoing canyon of my skull... maybe then I could convey how very much the thought of the human race consigned to immortality is a frightening prospect.

OK I'm done... read the Time Article... it's fascinatingly frightful. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Fox Enclosure GROWS

Wonderful EXCITING news!! 
The Fox Enclosure has GROWN!! 

 Tiny baby Kit Fox was born

 to Proud Parents 


and Kitsune 


and Big Brother Red Fox 

on February 10, 2011 at 12:05 AM!!

Tiny Kit Fox weighed in at 6 pounds 9 ounces 
and was 19.75 inches long at birth.
She’s a gorgeous addition 
to our family here at Giggle’s Zoo, 
and Lion and I are SO HAPPY 
to have been named Godparents 
to this tiny little girl! 
Welcome to Giggle’s Zoo 
(and to the wide, wide world) 
Kit Fox!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Getting to Know the Giggles: Koala

           Now that Koala is 2 months old and (as I've already established in previous posts) NOT a newborn anymore, it is time to Get To Know Koala on Giggle's Zoo :)
         Koala is a sweet darling baby... she's incredibly easy (SO easy, in fact, I wonder what's in store for me in the future... is she God's Butter-Me-Up-Gift to compensate for the next child?!). LOL Koala is happy almost all of the time, she rarely cries, and when she does she's fairly easy to console. 
         She sleeps through the night already!! Well, most of the time anyway :) The only thing I can find to complain about is that sometimes - maybe once a week - she decides she DOESN'T want to keep her self-appointed schedule of going to sleep at 9:30 (then sleeping soundly until I get her up at 7:00 to get kids ready for school)... SOMETIMES she decides she wants to chat -- cooing and "talking" until 11 or 12... or just 2 nights ago, till 1am! But even THEN  she's not crying or even complaining... she's just not ready to sleep. If I get up, grab my Kindle, and go read in a dark room with only my phone for light, she drifts right off... Darling Little Bird will then sleep till 9 if I can let her.
          Koala is a smiling girl... as I've already shown in previous post last week... And here's another picture, taken on her 2 month birthday:

Isn't she just adorable?! -- OF COURSE she is... why am I asking YOU?! 
         Sweet Little Koala also Giggles!! Only 2 months old! 
Giggling, Happy, Smiling, Darling Baby Koala. 
That about covers it ;-)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Koala's First (recorded) Deliberate Smile!!

Koala is smiling!! 

              Actually, she's smiled since Day 1... seriously!! She HAS! I have pictures to prove it (err... well, *I* don't but Aunt Penguin does... from the morning following her birth). All the silly baby books, and my experiences with her 5 older brothers and sisters, lead me to believe that infants can't - scratch that - don't smile till closer to their 3 month birthday, so... until the last week I was thinking... surely not... she's not really smiling, she's just making faces... not responding to our faces. But sure enough, she smiles when other's smile! AND she's been doing it quite deliberately for several weeks now! AND she's not yet 2 months old! YAY Koala! Anyway! I finally had the camera on-hand when she was in a smiley mood :-D So I'll shut up and post the pictures already! ;-)

"Yes Mama? Is there something I can do for you?"
 Yes my Sweet Little Bird, you can Smile!
"Hmmm... I'll think about it."
 C'mon Sweetie...
"Well, alright."

Isn't her smile just so darn adorable?!
--of course it is ;-)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Scrapbooking Mama Roo

My Sweet Little Koala - Just 2.5 Weeks Old
Darling Elephant
Gorgeous Tortoise
Handsome Monkey
Sweet Little Big Sis Vixen
Beautiful Zebra

Friday, January 21, 2011

Scrapbooking Mama Roo

You Know... 
it's absolutely NO FUN 
editing these photos of my scrapbook pages to maintain anonymity. 
-- just so you know! :)

         I haven't scrapbooked much at all in the last 2 years... what with our home addition and well, STUFF... so these are the ONLY pages I've completed in the last 2 years!! And I managed to do them all in the last 2 weeks... yay me!!... of course, since I haven't been actively scrapping I had to use whatever pictures were right on hand... so there's VERY new ones (pics by Aunt Penguin done in the last few months) and VERY old ones (pictures of Tortoise as an infant -- 10 YEARS ago!). Now that I have a Craft Room, I hope to have regular Scrapbooking Mama Roo Posts. :)




Elephant 1st in Series of 3

Elephant 2nd in Series of 3

Elephant 3rd in Series of 3

Tortoise & I when she was only 1 month old.
*sigh* she's SO BIG now

Tortoise as an Infant

My Girls

Big Brother Elephant & Lil Sis Vixen

Me Preggers with Koala