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Friday, August 22, 2008

The New Place

The house here is not a whole lot to speak of. The spacing is weird, it's old, and it has a funky smell that I cannot get rid of no matter how much I clean and scrub. It reminds me too much of our first house. However, we are on 3 acres with a pond and a treehouse. Everything children dream about. They love catching snakes, slugs, tadpoles, frogs and salamanders. Ethyn seems to think he needs to keep them all as pets. EEK!!!! He even turned the old litter box into a place to put all the baby salamanders. I think these 3 kids are determined to drive me absolutely insane!!! Today the older 2 had come inside, I asked them, "Where's Abram?" "Playing on the porch with a snake." I walked out there thinking surely they are just teasing me. Nope, he was happily sitting on the porch playing with a 2 foot garter snake. I hate snakes. I absolutely HATE snakes and here my baby is playing with one.





With all the rain, comes all the slugs. The kids took a Costco milk jug and went out gathering up the slugs. The jug was 4 inches deep with slugs. They left it on the front porch, without a lid, last night. You can just imagine what Heath found when he stepped out this morning. About 20 or so slugs (the big 3-4 inch ones) crawling on the porch and a few headed up the front door, and yet there were still 2 inches worth left in the jug. EEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! You can still see the trace of the trail they left behind. The picture below was actually taken at Heath's uncle's house in California.


They catch the cutest little tree frogs. Now, when I say small, I mean small. 2 of them were smaller than the tip of my pinkie. I do not care for frogs but these were just too cute and of course Heath had the camera. He always has the camera. One night Abram was supposed to change into his PJ's. He was acting funny, kinda worried about his pants. Turns out he had a 1 inch frog in his pocket. I'm not sure exactly what he planned to do with it and I'm not sure I really want to know. Needless to say, we have had many discussions on where these animals belong and where they don't belong.




There was I time years ago that I swore my children would never be into these things, especially my daughter, but eventually I gave that up and instead insist on bath time.

5 comments:

Kati said...

Yeah, that's really gross about the slugs . . .

The Gray's said...

What! you moved back to Seattle. I have never been more jealous. Also...sorry about the zoo thing. My phone died and I couldn't find you. I never cried so much in my entire life. My phone is my nemesis now. You need to tell me about the move back to seattle. I am so confused? Are you back in the Bev Park ward? I should probably email you....

wandering nana said...

Can I tell you how many people want to see you and want to know what you 're doing. People have missed you. Glad you're blogging.

Chelle said...

It's good to see you are back - both in Seattle and in the blogosphere! My mom said she ran into you at the new ward (while she was visiting my brother); she was amazed that you remembered her. :)

Stop by to say hi sometime - the girls are DYING to see you now that they've heard you're back in WA.

Enjoy the country - the house might not be the best but it is so lovely out there!

Heidi said...

Wow, that DOES sound like a children's dream play land! It's too bad the house isn't better for you, but I'm glad you have so much room for your kids to explore.