Our days are hot and muggy (quite possibly hell on earth) but the nights bring some relief* with the darkness.
*except for the mosquitoes. They LOVE me. I took Benedryl to sleep last night through the itching.
Summer nights also bring out Toads
And is there anything more lovely than fireflies twinkling like Christmas lights in the trees and shrubs?
If only I had a camera that could actually capture such beauty!
But wait! What is this?
hiding in the rhododendron bush
In SnakeMaster’s eyes, there is something lovely here…
click to enlarge and enjoy the eye contact 🙂
Touching, isn’t it? 😉
My 9yo was admiring my ‘me’ mosaic, so I offered to help him create his own. I was surprised to find that we used an identical photo but for a different category.
Here it is:
2 boys, 2 snakes
2 photos for “Expressive Face” …
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Their first cars
Disclaimer: They were a lot more excited and animated during the races. At this point, most of them were thinking of eating a donut and going home.
While I’m waiting to see the pictures that Gordo posts from the weekend’s Kub Kar Rally, here are some of the boys from our Cub Scout Den, showing off their Pinewood Derby cars (one of them with a first prize win!) — note the cool purple and green tank, the skateboard design, the Lego-man driver, and of course SnakeMaster had to paint a snake on his car!
We can’t claim it was fast, but it was clearly created and loved by a 9yo boy. 😀
The words this week are Temporary and Permanent.
I am reminded of the lyrics to the RUSH song “Circumstances”
Plus ca change
Plus c’est la meme chose
The more that things change
The more they stay the same.
in a few years, this will be a distant memory
I look at my boys growing up so very fast, the oldest two becoming young men…and I know that it won’t be long before they are all grown and gone.
Children are both temporary (they grow up and move out) and permanent (they never cease to be your children).
Writing in snow (or sand) must be considered temporary literature.
H-J with sparklers
Sparklers on the 4th of July give a temporary pleasure.
SM with sparklers
symbol of permanent commitment
Youthful beauty is fleeting, temporary, and mostly in the eye of the beholder. I almost didn’t use this picture of my aging hand. My wedding ring could use a cleaning.
Yet this picture shows a double meaning of permanent: I don’t ever want to remove my wedding ring, and I don’t think it could be taken off if I tried!
Bonus Pics from SnakeMaster’s Par-Tay:
We told all the boys they had to be touching MusicMan before they started their Reptile Egg Hunt. Poor MM…
At least it was only temporary!
SnakeMaster with his Snake Cake
And then there is the newest resident in Kcinnova’s World. You will have to decide which word fits him!
photo from Google Images…because “Spots” hasn’t decided to pose for me yet!
Yes, SnakeMaster got a reptile for his birthday. BUT NO SNAKES!!!!
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SnakeMaster on his 8th birthday last year
Today is SnakeMaster’s 9th birthday. Unlike last year, he hasn’t had a black snake climb up the wall of our porch to wish him a happy birthday, but we ARE planning a wildlife Par-Tay for Friday evening.
Here are some special things about SM:
- He is my “baby” – the youngest of 4 boys
- He is a little bit shy
- He is a great friend to others
- He LOVES animals
- Especially reptiles and snakes!!
- He likes to watch Animal Planet
- He says it is because he learns new information
- This is also why he chooses books about animals and nature
- His role models are Steve Irwin and Jeff Corwin
Happy 9th Birthday, SnakeMaster! 🙂