Saturday, October 11, 2008

Creepy Crawlies

Children seem to be attracted to them. Or it could be the other way around. I don't remember being as interested in little creatures so much when I was younger - then again, my memory isn't always the greatest.

Last Saturday I was at my friend's house doing some planning for our girl scout troop. When we left, her neighbor was finishing up a yard sale. I was able to pick up "The Incredibles" for Gamecube for only $3, and while I did that Karah managed to pick up a little gecko. It was bright green, and it seemed to like her. Now, the kids know that bugs or similarly small creatures do not get to come in the vehicle with us, so imagine my surprise when I find out while I'm driving that it's in the truck with us. Thankfully, we only live a few blocks away, but it still made me nervous. When we got home and it got out, I took a picture of Karah holding it.

I love this picture!

Of course, once we got home and took the pictures, I told her she had to let it go. I was done with little creatures for the day - or so I thought. While they were out back playing, Vincent caught this little guy. He came to show it to me and I screamed when it jumped towards me. A sure sign of getting old, I think. Anyways, it was this teeny little frog, smaller than a quarter. And no, it's not dead in the first picture, though I wonder if it was trying to play that way so Vincent would leave it alone :-) Eventually it did hop into the grass and I told the kids to leave it alone. Finally, I was done with little critters for the day!


MrsBlick said...

Awwww!!!! The gecko is smiling! Unless he starts to try to sell you auto insurance then you dont have anything to worry about!
What a cute little frog!

Hadias said...

We see lot's of those lizards in our yard. The children have tried to catch them but have not been successful.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Steve n Vickie said...

I'm sure your little ones thought it was great fun. Mine, love it when dad brings home a salamander, toad, turtle, and even a pig once.
Creepy critters are some times lots of fun, as long as they stay outside at the end of the day :)