Two days after I posted my plea for help I found these little guys in in a trap.
It has been a week now and none of my traps have caught any more mice so I am closing this case.
In other news, it has been a while since I have talked about Stella and her French preschool. For a while I thought that what everyone had said about kids picking up language quickly was a lie. I heard stories of kids talking after seven weeks. Stella wasn't.
Truthfully Stella rarely talks at school as far as I can tell. However, she is coming home and saying complete sentences. She is learning slang French which makes it that much weirder to me and also lets me know she is really learning it. She really likes her school now, although she is quiet in the class and doesn't have any special BFF, she does enjoy going to school and was sad when I didn't take her all day yesterday.
So my assessment of this experience half way through it is they do pick it up, it isn't easy, and every kid is different in how shy or outgoing they are in practicing the language. So before you throw your kid in a new language school each year remember that it does stress the kid out and it is a lonely experience for a few months so think long and hard about it before you take the plunge.
In other news I started going to the gym again and Tiger has been going to the Army gym daycare. His first day there he discovered they have a little sink just his size. When the teacher wasn't looking he went into the sink area and made a water slide with his arm from one sink to the next. He was completely soaked and since it is January he wasn't allowed to go outside with his jeans, socks, and shirt completely soaked; instead, for recess, he had to clean up his mess. That's my kid.