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Thursday, August 28, 2008

New Routines...

So we decided to come up with some new, post summer anti-bad habit routines now that we're back to school! One of the new routines is that there is no tv, computer or gaming until all homework is finished and dinner is over.....oh the wailing and gnashing of teeth over that one! But now that we've finished our second week of the new routine, things are turning around! Tonite, we pulled out and oldie but a goodie...Legos! Evan and Isabella spent at least an hour creating all kinds of things! Then after dinner, we all headed out to the pool till bedtime so the tv wasn't even on today...sweet!


Gotta share some pics of this creature that has been hanging out in the lanai with a few of his buddies this week! We first saw one at our neighbors lanai and were fascinated...and convinced it was some kind of poisonous mutation of a crab! But, nope it's just your ordinary garden variety spider called Gasteracantha Cancriformis, otherwise known as a Spinybacked Orbweaver...not poisonous and apparently very common in Florida...yippee.


This picture shows that really they're pretty small...but no less creepy!

9 comments:

CaraBee said...

That is one scary looking spider! I try to be tolerant of the spiders because they eat the other bugs that I like even less, but that doesn't make me any less creeped out by them.

Kathi said...

Yikes! That's one I wouldn't want to see.

Colleen said...

I have never seen a spider like that! I will have to keep a look out. It must look neat close up...but not too close!

Lisa said...

Seriously? OMG. I live in southern Florida and have yet to see anything like that. I would totally flip out. I dislike spiders and that one is totally creepy. Ive got chills. BLech.

Trooper Thorn said...

Can the kids make one of those spiders out of the Lego?

Come back this week for Republican convention coverage. I'll try to keep building your excitement.

nikkicrumpet said...

OH MY GOSH...I may never go to Florida again!! that gives me the chills

Debbie said...

We are doing NO TV at all during the week...and my kids pulled out the Lincoln Logs today!

And that spider looks almost fake! Very creepy!

Frizzy and Bird said...

He's pretty but he'd also be dead if I found him in my home. Sorry little guy a spider is a spider is a spider!

Joy in the Burbs... said...

We have those spiders in Texas too.
I usually see them more in Sept/Oct. We call them Halloween spiders.
I didn't remember seeing them when I lived in FL. Maybe they migrated. :)