Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Yes, that's a 1/2 CUP.
Two days after this, Maddie found a HUGE spider in the backyard. I found a container and Mom caught the spider. We saved it overnight (I had to get over the heeby-jeebies before I could fall asleep...yeesh) to show the girls, especially Heidi. And the first thing Heidi said when she saw it? "Let's open the lid!" Yeah...right...like that's gonna happen. We've done really well encouraging their interests and have read OODLES of bug books from the library, gone on nature walks -- even caught bugs for them -- but I draw the line when it comes to letting spiders loose! I'm not especially squeamish when it comes to bugs and creepy crawlies...but I do admit they're not on my list of favorites. And if you're curious...take a look at your thumb, top joint. That was roughly the size of the spider body -- NOT counting it's LEGS!