Saturday, May 23, 2009

If You Have an Adventurous Child...

If you have an adventurous child like mine, make sure they know what animals/insects they can and cannot pick up. Today we visited a park we had never been to before. There were lizards everywhere and the kids had a blast chasing them and trying to catch them. As we walked the trails Bethany was walking behind us and all of a sudden started shouting, "Hey look-it!" When we turned around she was holding a snake by the tail and laughing and yelling. It was a harmless snake, but she'll pick up anything she can catch! Really I'm not the type of person to get all freaked out and this time was no exception, but it did make me realize that if we're not careful she could get really hurt by what she grabs. Last week she found some ugly bug in our yard that had a stinger and of course she picked it up. Luckily she didn't get stung but it was trying. I warned her then about picking up creatures if she didn't know if they were safe or not. Today she said all she saw was the tail and that she thought it was a lizard. Well it wasn't and so we had a nice little talk about it. I'm sure this won't be the last time we have this talk knowing my daughter.

Yohn and Elisha had to climb this rock area on the side of the hill to see what was in the cave.

Here's Bethany with a butterfly she caught. She'd rather be outside catching bugs and lizards than anything else.

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