Monday, November 23, 2009

Black witch moth


My mom's neighbor (thanks, Phyllis) called us last week and told us she had a huge moth hanging out by her door. We journeyed over there to find this great specimen. We captured him in a 40 oz drink cup but had to transfer him to a square plastic container because he is so big. We promptly froze him and then pinned him. It is a black witch moth--one of the largest moths in Texas. It has a five inch wing span! It is remarkable. For those of you who are bothered by us freezing him (mom); remember, he will either end up in a bird's mouth or on someone's front bumper if we didn't. Now, we have this great guy preserved in our insect display case for people to enjoy for years to come.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Allen takes a scuba class.

Yep. He scuba-dove, scuba-dived, scubaed, learned to scuba dive in a homeschool coop recently at the Texas State Aquarium Sea Lab. That experience has spurred him on to want to get a real scuba license--that would be $165.00. I told him he could have that for Christmas, but he wants an XBox. Bummer. I think the scuba adventure would be more fun in the long run. Besides, who needs another gaming system? We have a Wii, a Playstation II, a PSP, and a Ninentendo DS. Why in the world would we want an XBox? I may have to get him what I want him to have for Christmas--the only problem; Jerry is a big kid also and wants the XBox.
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Monday, November 2, 2009

For those of you who are afraid to ask...

Yep. I'm still nursing! Yep. He's two and a half! Yep. He asks to nurse and even tells me when one is empty and he's switching to the other. I think it's hysterical and I never thought I'd ever nurse this long and think it's funny. Also, I have no intention of weening him until after the flu season and even then I'm not sure what I'll do. I'm beginning to wonder if I'm not joking when I say I'll nurse him until he's 10. No, I'm really joking. That is way too old. I think.