Memorial Day

by Stefani on 28-May-2007

First it rained, so the boys put on a “Pupit” show, played a few rousing rounds of War and then we set to work making little boats out of corks and testing them in the kitchen sink. It does my heart good to see my saved (for no apparent reason) corks go to good use.

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Finally, the sun set us free! We walked our boats down to the creek. Man has it risen! It was great fun to float them, but the boys were so nervous about losing their creations! We saw a biggo turtle on a white water adventure, a heron having a minnow feast and we caught a bunch of tadpoles to bring home for further investigation. At the end of our splashing romp we saw some manner of brown snake.

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I did such a fine job of not freaking out! It went like this, “Boys, come see this (big nasty evil ginormous) little snake! Not too close now. Take a long look and we’ll try to identify him with the field guides when we get home. Remember, this is why we stick to the nice open spots at the creek and stay out of the tall grass. (RUN RUN RUN!). Now (insert confident grin) how about we go home, for some popsicles?. (DEAR GOD RUN!!!)

Enjoy your Memorial Day everyone. And thank you, truly thank you, to all the men and women who have made it possible for us to embrace our freedom!

erin May 28, 2007 at 3:20 pm

i love your photos, stefani! and i am so glad it was you that found a snake and not me.

Eren May 30, 2007 at 6:47 am

Awesome photos! And I love your description of your bravery being faced with the snake…I could resemble that description. We encountered a wasp nest this past week and we disected it carefully while I had a can of raid behind my back, he, he.

Natasha May 30, 2007 at 4:41 pm

The snake story is great..I love your sence of humor..i.e. “leave them at the side of the road” I know you were kidding just as I am when I say “thats it you are all going to be put on ebay” Yup I am kidding too.

On another note…those boat corks are an awesome idea.. two for the price of one::: a good excuse to buy wine and a great game for the kids. You are genius.

Just found your blog and it is great.

Stefani May 30, 2007 at 7:45 pm

Aw, thanks guys! It is so good to know that people are out there, reading and relating! And yes, Natasha, I’m all for using my children as an excuse to drink wine. It’s for the art really, nothing more 🙂

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