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Snake trap

Charlie dreamed up a plan to make an animal trap, specifically for snakes. I love his mind.

Here’s the plan he drew up. He wanted it 2 feet wide by 10 feet long. We told him that was too big so he changed it to 5 feet long. I asked about the height. He hadn’t thought of that and quickly wrote down 1 foot high.  As you can see by the picture it’s pieces of wood with a window in the side so he can observe the animal after he catches it. On the top you’ll see a metal hoop that he can tie a rope to so he can lower and raise the trap. There would be no floor, just four sides and the top.

Daddy being the sucker he is thought that he would fulfill Charlie’s dream. Off to Lowe’s they went. They arrived home with some wood and plexiglass. I know how Nathan’s brain works, it doesn’t do puzzles. I couldn’t wait to see what they came up with. Much to my surprise it came out great! It’s not 5’x2’x1′, but to Charlie it’s the best thing ever. Today he took it out front to try it out for real. Of course it’s 42 degrees and there are no snakes around but he still had fun!

Come in our yard next summer snakes, Charlie dares you.

November 13, 2012 Posted by | LIVING | , , | 1 Comment

30 Days of Thanks

I am thankful for

1. The wonderful children God has given me. I love their brains, kindness, easy-going nature, loving hearts and energetic little bodies.

2. My parents. I think I turned out pretty good and I owe a lot of that to them. I only hope I can do as well with my kids. I always know they’re there for me and they love me.

Circa 1983ish

3. The inventors of coffee and coffee accessories. COFFEE

4. Nathan – He’s a great dad, provider and friend. I love that I can stay home to raise my kids.

5. Fruit roll ups. I received the longest tightest hug today in the grocery when I discovered Gage could eat them. Happiest boy on the planet. The healthy fruit leathers I’ve tried to buy all have apple in them. Thank you Betty crocker for filling these with nothing healthy, but instead sugar so Gage can enjoy them too!

6. The invention of the shark mop!!!!

7. Today I’m thankful for Tubie‘s. Ours made explaining to Gage about his feeding tube a lot easier.

8. My brother Doug. I’m glad he punched me everyday on the way to school. Made me tough. 😉

9. The gift of life God has given to me.

10. For trips out of the house by myself.

11. Rainy days!

12. My Brother Brad. When ever I need to smile I think of the time when “Lean on Me” came on the radio and he started dancing and singing. It’s forever burned in my head and makes me smile when I think about it. That would be the Club Nouveau version 1987.

13. Tinleigh. Even though she does enjoy screaming at the top of her lungs often for no reason at all and it makes us all crazy, I am absolutely in love with the way she giggles at herself all the time now. It makes me laugh right along.

14.  Long naps taken by baby so I can relax my mind from baby screaming.

15. That I have self control

16. Wine friday.

17. Mums. They are still bringing color after the leaves fall.

18. Rachel. I couldn’t ask for a better friend.

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