Not much time today. I’m having a bunch of 5-year-olds for a birthday party in an hour and a half. If only I was going to look half as charming and well-put-together as this mother.
And, for my stupidity confession of the day, all week they’ve been forcasting rain showers today, which totally frustrated me because it would be so much easier to keep 9 5-year-olds entertained outside. But since rain was in the forcast I asked my dear husband to please put fertilizer and weed-killer on the lawn last night, which he kindly did. Then we woke-up this morning and NO RAIN! My husband then tried to get the sprinklers running to make it so we could still use the yard, but a big sprinkler in the back yard is busted and needs to be replaced. Argh. So now, we have no rain, but we also can’t use the back yard until it gets watered. Sometimes don’t you just wonder why you even try???
But, just so you don’t go into the weekend feeling totally unfulfilled by this post, I’ll leave you with some photos of the little critter we found in our front yard this week:
My son came home frantically from playing with the neighbors saying he saw a snake. In all my years of living in suburban Utah I’ve never seen a snake in our yard. So thinking it was just a worm or something, I went with him to calm his fears. And that is when I almost stepped on it and screamed like a little girl.
Pretty soon a crowd gathered.
As soon as we had confirmation that it was harmless, it was lovingly taken into captivity by the boys on the street and proudly showed to each of their mothers.