"Children do not need to be made to learn about the world, or shown how. They want to, and they know how." -John Holt

Monday, June 30, 2008

Monday Randomness

So my herb garden has exploded. It's very green,and tall,and herby. (Hello Basil!)
I better start figuring out what to do with all of them... The kids and I are having a lemonade stand this weekend. I'm thinking we'll have fresh herbs to sell as well...
Please feel free to post a comment if you have any idea what to use chocolate and orange mint for!
Switching gears now... PaPa found these two beasts while out pulling weeds today.I'm not sure but they looked a little ticked off if you ask me.I don't know what's going on with this one's mouth but it makes me want to barf...and if I'm barfing, well then, I'm taking you all down with me.Can't quite make it out? Me either. Take a closer look... I am so not printing this post for my blog book. I don't feel so well...Lastly, and completely unrelated, are these three monkeys eating lunch while watching a movie on the portable DVD player. Our TV blew a fuse a few days ago and we've all been screen deprived. This made me chuckle... What a quiet lunch it was!
That concludes Monday Randomness!


Susan Burke said...

Is the snake in the midst of eating something? cancer of the mouth? Blech.

Jessica said...

Simone later told me he spit out a worm... :S

Tyler Zane said...

thanks a lot jess. :) i am going to have nightmares now!!! i am soooo petrified of snakes. the sight of them makes my heart race. i have goosebumps!!!! yucko

jocelyn said...

i was going to say it was most definitely a worm.

Mom2Mom Ministry said...

Looks like a couple worms to me? YICKS!

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