Part of the fun for Sam and Charlie has been discovering and catching (and possibly accidentally injuring) all kinds of insects, amphibians, reptiles, and the like.
I have to admit… my kiddos aren't always the toughest in the crowd (often times may even be considered the most sensitive), but fear is something with which we rarely struggle. Especially when it comes to investigating creepy, little creatures. They LoVe it.
This is a fabulous katydid we found on our way up to the fire tower in the Foothills Parkway.
And a snake slithering through the leaves (yikes!)
Our little grasshopper friend way on top of the fire tower
Charlie had to have his turn at manhandling him :)
And check out this old dude…
his expression is worth a thousand words!
All of a sudden, I get see these creepy little creatures in a whole new light.
I guess that's the thing about having kids...