Wednesday, June 15, 2005


Our first excursion with the cousins was to the ponds and creek.  Becca was wonderful with the little ones on the trip cross country and is viewed as a sort of big sister by them while they are away from their parents. 

Did you know that Oompa Loompas hunt in packs?  Did you know that they don't sleep?  Did you know that these little troll-like creatures constantly chatter in a mono-tone of SHOUT?  They have no 'indoor voice'.  And Oompa Loompas from the south fart just as bad as Oompa Loompas from the mountains.  My house was positively flammable yesterday.  Fortunately for us the EPA had already conducted its air-quality tests for the month, otherwise this house would have been condemned!

Yesterday I gained 'hero' status after catching a huge garder snake for my nephew.  He is facinated yet terrified of snakes, and when we went to the ponds, that was his goal, to see a snake.  Once he saw one, he wanted to touch it, but he wanted ME to catch it!  And now... he wants to take it home!  Yeah, I'm sure my sister-in-law would love me for that one!  So I made him a deal, if he asks his mom, and she tells me in my ear over the phone that he can have a snake, then I will try to catch another one for him... but just between us I don't see that happening... call it a hunch!


demandnlilchit said...

Love THIS shot!!!!

mumma4evr said...

grat pic!!! and how funky...the oompa lumpas fart!!!!

judithheartsong said...

I love your entries Dorn! judi

heathyrxmarie said...

What a beautiful picture!  It sounds like you're going to have a great time with the Oompa Loompa cousins!  :)

sdoscher458 said...

Funny entry...come on you know you are having fun the photo ..Sandi

brandyp0509 said...

It sounds like you guys are having a great time, I'm glad for you guys.  The snake thing sounds interesting to say the least, lol.  Brandy

purplectigger said...

You are so good with the camera, What a beatiful picture. Sounds like your having a good time with the little visitors.
Hugs, R.C.

sunnyside46 said...

I am so glad to hear that the oompa loompas have settled in so well