Friday, September 26, 2008

i heart my kids

I'm in love with my kids these days. They are both in really enjoyable phases. Maybe I'm just in a good mood because it's Friday. I love that Everett will spend an hour by himself in our backyard digging for worms. I love that he'll sit in the back of the car singing, "Black, black sheep, have you a wroll?" at the top of his lungs. I love that he will boldly ask other kids at the park, "What's your name?" and "Do you want to play with me?" and even if he's met with resistance, he will continue to have fun on his own, playing with his imaginary friends, Bingo, Monkey, or his new friend, Dinosaur. He's never met someone he doesn't consider a friend. He's so full of love.

I love that Camille will light up a room with her smile and will literally laugh out loud. She smiles and laughs even when her brother is all in her face and pulling on both arms. I love that she'll sleep on a blanket outside at Stone Mountain during the laser light show and even sleep through the fireworks at the end. She is so easygoing and handles every deviance from a schedule we throw at her. Though past 5 months with her have been a whirlwind, I can't imagine my life without her.

Having two kids is tough with the feeding battles, potty training efforts, discipline issues, lack of sleep, etc. But I wouldn't trade it.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Stinging Caterpillars

Allen and Everett were working out in our yard on Sunday, trimming back our iris plants, when all of the sudden Allen sat down and felt a horrible sting on his rear end. A few minutes later he came across these crazy looking caterpillars and when Everett touched one, it made his finger sting really bad. Then Allen realized he must have sat on one. The stinging lasted for about half an hour. Allen looked them up and they are called Saddleback Caterpillars. It turns out that we had tons of them all over our iris plants, just snacking away. Who knew working in the yard could be so dangerous?

Here are some photos: