Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Snakes & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails

Levi and Walker have been learning about this wonderful dessert we live in (whatever). So, 2 weeks ago they were able to go on a field trip to the White Tank Mountains and I was able to chaperon. It was pretty interesting. We learned all about the super fun creatures that crawl around outside (and sometimes in...but I'm trying not to think about it). We got to see the 3 different types of scorpions that live in the Arizona dessert. One of which James killed just a couple weeks ago outside. The Arizona Bark scorpion is the most poisonous of the three....and one of the smallest. Joy. We also got to see a Gila Monster. That was pretty cool, although they are extremely poisonous. The only part I was not too thrilled about was the park ranger who did the reptile display. He was horrible to the kids. I mean come on these kids are 5 and 6 years of age and you get upset because they want to ask a question? It was tempting to push the rattlesnake cage over on top of him.

It was actually a pretty nice day, but still hot. We had to keep spraying the kids down to keep them cool.

The boys were obviously very in to the reptile display.
Walker with his "buddy" Marquis

Levi with his "buddy" Bryce

And of course who doesn't LOVE touching snakes?

We had a lot of fun. I feel very blessed to have these opportunities to spend with my children. I enjoy seeing them with their friends and classmates. To see their genuine interest in the simplest things. Things I take for granted every day. I know I complain about living in the dessert but there is true beauty here. My children helped me see that.

We also had the Mother/Son Spring Fling the week before the field trip. I simply have the best looking boys, hands down. Not to mention the sweetest. They were so excited for our little "date". I loved spending time with my 2 little men. We had some bar-b-que chicken and then went to the gym where we danced and played basketball, hoola hoop and hockey. It was one of the best date nights yet!

Who could resist a kiss from two extremely handsome men?
This is the photo they took at the school. The boys look so cute!!

I love these two little boys. They are wonderful! I have enjoyed watching them grow so much this year. I can't believe how grown up they both are!! I love my little boys and have to agree with Walker when he says he wishes he could just stay 6 years old forever.


jhhjkjgh said...

They are so adorable!!!!

jhhjkjgh said...

uh i don't know why it did that it Nicole

Burgon Fam said...

Cute Amiss! I love those boys too!

The Wachel Family said...

Oh my goodness Aim I love the last picture, so cute of all of you! Just for the record...I don't miss the desert.