Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Mommy's Little Production Assistant

I have become the photo and video lady at church.  Andy insisted on wearing a tie and carrying the tripod during my last assignment.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mom's Bed Has Monsters

A few weeks ago Mom got attacked by a spider in her bed.  She got five bites but they all healed OK.  The bats like to hang out in her room too but Dad stapled some screens on the windows so they don't come around much any more.  Lizards still patrol the walls at night but she's OK with that because they eat the mosquitos that find their way into the one window we haven't been able to close off. Dad says Mom has been a real trooper through it all but yesterday we think she met her match.

Andy got up real early and went to hang out with Mom and Dad in bed.  Then I woke up and went to join them.  I put my knee up on the bed to crawl in and discovered that something else had beat me to it.  This was climbing up the sheet that was hanging down onto the floor:
In case you'd like a better look ('cause we sure got one), here it is:
Mom was less that happy and encouraged us to beat it to a pulp with the flyswatter.

Life out here can be sometimes exciting and sometimes disturbing but it's never ever boring.

New Life at the Bat House

We like to walk to this vacant house just up the hill and shoot at the bats that hang out there with our slingshots.  
A few days ago, after clearing the place out of the little black fruit-eaters, we discovered something new in the garage.
One of the many local street dogs had turned the place into a nursery for her six puppies.

Mom told us not to touch her since we didn't know if she would bite.  Instead, we slid a bowl of water and some dog biscuits to her two days in a row.  On the third day, she came into our yard looking for her meal.  Dad's not super happy about that but we think the puppies are great!