Batman and Robin contemplate the danger in which they put themselves night after night to help clean up Gotham City.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Owen was playing with a friend in the backyard and brought me his long forsaken bubble bucket to fill with bubble solution. I opened it up in the sink and started washing out all of the dirty evaporated bubble gunk from the bottom container. When I picked up the lid to rinse it out, there was a GIANT black spider going crazy at the bottom of the sink.
I'm going to pause from my story for a second to consider my decision-making at this point. Regardless of size, I am always freaked out by any spider--but why is it that when an abnormally large one appears, my first thought is to grab the bug jar? I guess it's partly because I wanted to show Tim, but mostly because when I see spiders and know that Owen is watching, I always try really hard to put on my best bravado to kill them. (I really don't want him to be a sissy boy who is afraid of spiders. My plan is to raise brave spider-killing sons who will save me at any moment's notice--so for a couple of years, at least, I've got to brainwash him into thinking that it's no big deal to kill a spider.)
Anyway, seeing that spider caught me so off-guard that I jumped and immediately started screaming. At first glance, the spider looked like a mini tarantula; I even thought I could see fur on its legs...but then Owen ran into the house to see what was going on, and I quickly cleared my throat and became Super Tough Mom. Instead of taking the easy way out and washing it down the drain, I scooped it up with a spoon into the bug jar (so conveniently at hand, I might add) so that Owen could take a look. The spider is BIG. I don't know what kind of spider it is, and I'm not willing to spend any time looking at spider pics online to find out; I've felt like creepy crawlies are on my arms all day as it is!
After the spider was in its jar with its perforated lid in place, I returned to the sink to take a closer look at the bubble bucket. Inside the lid was a densely-webbed spider nest that is sure to give me nightmares for weeks to come--especially because at that point I was too chicken to clean it out! I put the lid back on the bubble bucket and threw it back in the backyard. Hopefully I can get Tim to take care of it, or it's going into the trash. So--the moral of my story--if you've got a bubble bucket sitting out on the porch, use caution when opening it up! Also, there is nothing wrong with having an empty pickle jar on the counter for a few weeks--it just might come in handy sometime.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
...yeah, so apparently learning to crawl is a bit frustrating! In other news, Owen took the Big Fresno Fair by storm yesterday! His favorite part was seeing the animals, where he got to pet a pig and says "the roosters made loud noises that were SCARY!" (Just lately he's afraid of birds--no idea where that came from.)
Monday, October 6, 2008
And so we had times of great enjoyment at Tim's parent's house. Saturday afternoon we found ourselves magically whisked off to the enchanting land of Alameda, Ca. It was a beautiful day of windy proportions, a day filled with love, laughter, sea water, and a multitude of mini m&ms. Henry got his first feel of sand and we sat on the beach watching lots of kite boarders having fun.
We also visited the USS Hornet museum, an old ship from WWII that is anchored in Alameda and offers tours. As always, watching LDS General Conference is way more fun (not to mention comfortable) at Grandma and Grandpa's!
Owen has Grandma wrapped around his little finger. All he had to do was begin to pout and Grandma was passing out the treats like nobody's dentist. Today he told me he wanted "some more of Grandma's candy", and was sorely disappointed to learn that the treats he eats at Grandma's, stay at Grandma's! At least this time we remembered to bring his toothbrush!