Oh wait that isn't the story, is it? Well in this case it is. About a week and a half ago we celebrated my youngest nephew's first birthday. While at my sister's house I walked around the yard taking pictures of the critters and the kids out in the yard. (The butterfly, moth and clover images are from this day.) I tried as hard as I might to get a photo of a grasshopper but was only able to capture this one image. Part of the reason for only one image was that every time I would get a grasshopper in my sights one of my nieces or nephews would come running up to me scaring the bug away. Well this was the routine all day. I know this is not the greatest but I loved the camouflage effect, so can you see him?
Another creature we saw was this toad. Or is it a frog? Either way he is still cute in that amphibian sort of way. My oldest nephew cracked me up because he was more than willing to try and get this toad but when we saw a tiny one no bigger than your thumb, I asked him to pick it up and I would take his picture with it. Well he simply informed me that he would hold it but he didn't want to touch it, meaning that he didn't want to pick it up. It cracked me up because he would hold it as long as someone else placed it in his hand. I on the other hand enjoy them on the ground. I am past my days of picking up the critters out in the yard. I know I am going to have to get past this to some extent or learn to hide some of the gross out factor as my boys get older and start to get into these types of things. Oh, the joys I have ahead of me if my boys are anything like their predecessors.