Saturday, October 13, 2007

Where are the seagulls?

We're in the thick of the annual cricket plague in Central Texas. Crickets are everywhere in alarming numbers. If not for two year's previous experience we might be watching for someone to lead an exodus out of Temple. The other night Caleb woke up screaming; Jennie ran in to see what was wrong. Panting in hysterics he said, "There was a cricket on my head, so then I wacked him, then he was on Clifford's head!" We've also found a large number of geckos in our house lately. Were gekos one of the 10 plagues? The little lizards are really cute, but they have a tendency to run around spastically then try to hide in the shadows under your feet. This makes them very hard not to step on. Just yesterday Caleb stepped on one and its tail came off. He looked at Jennie with remorse in his eyes and said, "I broke him."

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Girl's Room

We've spent every waking hour for the last few weeks working on Emmylou's room. It is now the "girl's room", as we've moved Sally out of our bed into her own next to Emmylou's. Jennie made some fun shadow boxes with one of each of the girl's dresses. The furniture is frog green, but it goes nicely with the pink. Here are a few pictures of the finished product.