Friday, May 30, 2008

Minnesota's Other Season

Yes, as winter is slowly fading, our other season is ushering in. That would be the Mosquito season.

Over Memorial weekend we got to enjoy the presence of a cousin spending the night. The kids thought it would be a good idea to camp out outside. So they set up camp right on the deck. Wouldn't want to be too far from the door. (Baby steps) (BTW, we were informed we have werewolves in our backyard. Can you say... too much Scooby Do?!?!) Well, it only took like 834 trips in and out of the house to get all set up and whatever else they could think of just to go in and out of the house. One of those time of opening the screen door let in the new season. It was a giant mosquito, the size of my hand. Oh, I guess it was the size of Anna's hand. It was huge! Alex got a picture of it just before it met it's demise.


Ok, now here's the real one just so you know it was for real. Although there is nothing in the picture to compare it's size to, it really was huge.IMG_3994


The cousin got to go out four-wheeling with Brent and the kids. She says she had a great time. She wants her own four-wheeler now. (lol sorry Brian, it's catchy)


Isn't she cute?



Anna loves the outdoors so much, she has figured out that if she puts a box by the door, she can reach the handle! IMG_3991She probably would have gotten the door open and fallen on her face had she been given the chance. She can get the sliding screen door to the deck open though. We need to make sure that door stays locked when we IMG_3993 want her to stay inside! She's so smart. What can I say, she takes after her mom!









Elizabeth said...

So Glad to hear from you!
Great to have a new post to read.
I'm pretty sure that the really big mosquitos don't bite people.
I think they are the males and only those blasted females need blood! AUGH!!
Be back soon! Blessings, EJT

My boys are Army Brats said...

Thats great! I used to camp right outside the door too. We also lived in Alaska and saw our share of gigantic mosquito's! Your pictures are adorable!

Damama T said...

AACK! And I thought our Texas skeeters were humongous! OH MY! I particularly like that cute little monkey on the box. She's growing up way too fast, Mom! Before you know it, Emma will actually fit into her clothes! LOL!

Loved the Belly of the Whale post, too - I'd never heard that song - but I DO LOVE the pirates.

Congrats on finally getting your house together. I hope it sells soon. xoxoxo