October 31, 2012

October Edition: Living in the Moment

October seems like it was characterized by a plethora of varmints.  The end-of-season praying mantises revisited our back yard (those pics died on my sd card. boohiss).  Littlest Dude’s class ducklings hatched and came home with us for an overnighter.    
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Duckies are unbelievably adorable.  They’re also unbelievably messy.  And poopy.  But their little cheeping noises are completely heart-meltingly sweet.
duckies 1duckies 2IMG_3099IMG_3110IMG_3117IMG_3146IMG_3154IMG_3160duckies 3Enough of all that duckie cuteness.  Enter Mr. Toad.  Who, by the way, also has a pretty cute chirping noise that he makes!  We found Mr. Toad in the driveway late at night. We were going to let him loose the next morning, but the dudes all found Mr. Toad eminently amusing. So he’s part of the menagerie awhile longer.toad

We usually buy crickets food at the local pet store. But this month we happened upon a consistently stocked, local, free source of crickets food.  Just call us the Cricket Hunters

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And that pretty much sums up our experience with varmints in the month of Oct.  For more Living in the Moment posts, click on through our blog circle. Anika's beautiful blog is next …
 

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love baby ducks too!...my favorite pic is your dog, looking
down at the duckling in the "duck
bin"....adorable.
So fun to see your boys enjoy and
be respectful of small wildlife.
Thanks for sharing.
mm, vancouver,wa.

Tracy P. said...

Aw...we could use a critter fix. But if you tell anyone in my family I said that, I'll deny it.

Angela King said...

love the cricket hunters! so awesome. and those baby ducklings, too cute.

Stephanie said...

Almost too cute for this early in the morning! Awesome!

photography by anika alonzo said...

I think it's really cool that your kids get to see life at its best. Seeing a new creature being born is just the best. And then learning to care for them? Even better. Now I want some duckies...

Irene Smith said...

OK. I need a ducky now.

TOOO sweet!!!!!!!

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Anita Johnson said...

They have chicks and ducks at our local Tractor Supply Store in the spring. I'm always surprised I get out of there without one of those sweet little ducks, they are so heart warming!

Christina said...

I couldn't handle the poopy! :) Your pics are so great, though. The dog/duck one! Too cute.
Your dog seems so calm around these other animals.