Thursday, September 13, 2007

It's All About The Bugs

The thing about bee stings is that after they stop hurting, they itch. BAD. And for awhile too. I haven't been stung since I was like 6 years old, so I guess I forgot this. And no, I didn't get stung Saturday, but I did on Labor Day. Saturday they were just swarming my coffee and Carter's banana. One even landed on his cheek. So I chucked my coffee and the banana, and he ate Cheerios. Much less tasty for the bees.

And what is this bug? I found it on the pool when the boys were at school. And Hunter being the animal/bug lover that he is I caught it for him. Even you non-bug lovers out there have to admit he is a cutie!


Blogger Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh that's a leaf bug! I am sure that's not the official term, but he's supposed to look like a leaf. So cute! This time of hear we always have praying mantises around our house and they are SO COOL! We do have an interesting menagerie of bugs out this way...


8:45 AM  
Blogger Glass Half Full said...

CRAZY -- just like a leaf! I don't care, all bugs give me the willies!!!


9:13 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Definitely not a bug person, but that one is pretty cool. I don't know if we have those around here, I haven't seen one before. Interesting!

10:51 AM  
Blogger Beck said...

I've only seen those at the science center, since they're not native to my area. Isn't he spiffy?

12:43 PM  
Blogger Drea said...

wow never seen a leaf bug! except in books. freaky lol

8:07 PM  
Blogger Little Man's Mama said...

that first pic is such a good shot. Love it.


8:09 PM  
Blogger Happi said...

that's so cool!!!! And there are some who say there isn't a God. How much more creative could HE be? DUH!

8:34 PM  
Anonymous Pinks & Blues said...

That's a katydid. Those are very cool looking bugs. We have a book on bugs here and the boys read it like it's going to produce gold! I love those photos! Thanks for sharing, I'm going to show the boys tomorrow morning when they wake up! They will be so excited!
- Audrey

8:54 PM  
Blogger Arianne said...

My boys caught one of those too! You are so brave...I can't catch bugs without getting the heeby jeebies.

12:52 AM  
Blogger louann said...

And a beauty. He is a beautiful creature.
What mom's of boys have to do huh? My fear of bugs and insects are slowly starting to (miraculously) vanish.

2:52 AM  
Blogger jennifer said...

Those bugs are cool. We have those here. Bee stings are no fun.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I've never seen one of those before. He looks really neat!

9:55 PM  
Blogger Lynanne said...

The expression on that bug's face (can bugs have expressions?) reminds me of the grasshoppers in Bugs' Life. Hilarious!

5:29 PM  
Blogger Mimi's Toes said...

Awh..reminds me a little of my grand-daughter dog, Sophia, an italian greyhound...long legs...that is one pretty bug, very prim and proper...

1:38 PM  
Blogger Kathryn said...

Ha ha! That bug looks like he is posing for the pic. I am not a huge bug fan, but that little guy is cute.
Thanks for the pics.

9:46 PM  

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