Spiders, Dragonflies, and Worms

DAYS 06 & 07-- Much of Sunday was spent doing yard work while the girls recuperated from their dance recital hangover. My neighbors were cutting down a tree so I figured I'd double the chainsaw fun and finally take care of the limb that fell during the storm a few weeks ago.

With both of us running our chainsaws throughout the morning, I kept thinking of that ridiculous Lumberjack song by Jackyl. I might have even listened to it a few times when I came inside.

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Mason found a gigantic spider in his room. Really. It was huge. I expected it to be a normal spider that was huge through kid eyes, but no. That thing was huge.

While I was successful in ridding our house of this unwelcome intruder, the kids were none too careful in the meantime.


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Once everyone was rested up we took advantage of a beautiful evening outside. While I relaxed on the deck after a day of yard work, the kids created a new club for themselves. They called it the Keeping Worms Alive Club.

Essentially, what they'd do is dig up worms in the yard and relocate them to the small flower pots on the deck. I thought about explaining to them that they're club would be more successful if they'd just leave the worms alone, but why interrupt when they're actually getting along and having fun?

Plus, I love the fact that my kids aren't freaked out by stuff like worms.

Spiders? Yes. But not worms.


Anna at one point felt that she had made a strange discovery: "This worm is hard as a rock! Oh, wait. It is a rock."


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We found a really cool dragonfly.


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With plenty stacked on the burn pile, making s'mores was the only responsible thing we could do to properly finish off the night.


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I'm not gonna lie.

Monday was all about being lazy. I had lunch at Portillos with Champaign-Urbana's premier pastor, Casey Taylor, and the rest of the day was spent doing laundry and watching episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Not much to talk about, but still a pretty good day.

Pretty, pretty, prett-ay good.


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It's summer time, everybody! I hope you're enjoying it as much as we are!

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