Is It Winter Yet?

I have been asking myself all week if it’s winter yet. We have had another week of above 100 degree temps. It doesn’t feel as humid as it’s been, but it’s still more humid than what I’ve been used to. I’m really looking forward to cooler weather. For one thing, we’ll get a lot fewer bugs and other creepy crawlies.

Creepy crawly adventures: 1) we had a snake get into the garage. Paul caught a glimpse of just the tail-end, so he had me and Joseph go back into the house (we were getting ready to go somewhere) so that he could catch and…dispose of it. He found out that it was not a venomous one, but any snake in the garage is a dead one…sorry snakes! 2) we had a scorpion in the house (really a rare occurrence). I was getting ready to run a quick errand, so I was going to leave the boys at home. I was just backing out of the garage when I saw Paul standing at the entrance into the house, trying to get my attention, while holding Joseph. I got out and he told me to hold Joseph because there was a scorpion in the dining room. Apparently Joseph found it first (he was crouched down, looking at it…thankfully he didn’t try to touch it, and it wasn’t very aggressive) but Paul was able to get him out of harms way. I took Joseph on my errand with me and left Paul to get rid of the scorpion. We think it came in because Paul had spent the morning poisoning the outside perimeter of the house and it was probably trying to get away. We’d both been in and out of the house several times, so it could have made a break for an open door at any time. I’m kind of over summer, lol. 3) some good creepy crawlies: Paul discovered that we have a couple of toads living in our front yard and a couple living in our back yard. We’re encouraging them to stay, since they probably eat some of the less desirable bugs. 🙂

This week’s funnies/cuties: 1) I’ve sung, “One, Two, Buckle My Shoe” to Joseph since he was very little, but lately he’s been wanting me to sing it more. The other day, we were all in the car and from the back seat we heard his little voice singing, “one, two, buck my soo…thee, fo, sut da doh…”. He loves music…loves being sung to, loves singing along to stuff…it’s great! 2) Joseph has started to make himself laugh to see if we’ll laugh with him. We’ll usually end up laughing, because his laugh is sort of infectious…which makes him laugh…yeah. Pretty entertaining. 🙂 and 3) Joseph has decided that nap time and bedtime are not all they’re cracked up to be. He used to always want to jump down after me reading him a story and then go find Paul (if he was home) to give him a hug before nap or bed (and to also help turn out lights…he loves that). Now, I tell him to go find Daddy and he runs the other way. Tonight, he even decided to hide behind his crib. Once caught, he doesn’t give too much of a fight, though. In fact, when either Paul or I lay him in his crib, he just lays on his back, with both hands up over his head (like he’s surrendering), looking at us sort of forlornly. It’s pretty cute…especially since he doesn’t get upset. He just sort of resigns to the fact that it’s time to sleep (sometimes he doesn’t…occasionally I’ll hear him, via the monitor, talking to his stuffed animals, or jumping in his crib…but it almost always grows quiet after a while and I know he’s fallen asleep).

This week in pictures:

Silly Spiderman
Silly Spiderman
He wanted to see himself while the camera was on. Luckily my phone does that...
He wanted to see himself while the camera was on. Luckily my phone does that…
Reading at the dinner table
Reading at the dinner table
Me and my lil' monster
Me and my lil’ monster
One of the toads that live in our yard
One of the toads that live in our yard
Rockin' his hoodie
Rockin’ his hoodie
Rockin' my hoodie
Rockin’ my hoodie
More hoodie time
More hoodie time
Wearing Daddy's shoes (we were working on getting him out of his church clothes and into regular ones)
Wearing Daddy’s shoes (we were working on getting him out of his church clothes and into regular ones)
Anther shoe shot
Anther shoe shot
 

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