the family came over for a cookout, it was puddin's (my baby niece) first time here : ) i don't think the poor girl had a moment to herself we were all passing her around like crazy. even the kids whined for their turns to hold her. such a sweetie she is.
the hubs got up at the crack of dawn (not the original butt crack of 4am that he intended) to start smoking some pig body part to make homemade BBQ.
see? he's pretty awesome, i think i'll keep him : )
while we were sitting out on the patio, drinking coffee and enjoying the morning, the girl made a discovery.
see that thing that looks like a twig sticking out from the flower? it's a twig caterpillar, like an inchworm, it is a "looper." so i googled this oddity and so far as i can tell they're from austraila and new zealand! really? wtf is it doing in north carolina? the girl is taking it in to her science teacher in the morning. here's another pic.
yesterday, while the kids were playing outside one of my nephew's threw this panda up in the air and it got stuck on the tree (it was later rescued) but how funny is this?