The Caterpillar.

The weather in the evening this time of year is to die for. It just feels like Spring is in the air…which means my love of planting flowers and plants has officially arrived. I love yardwork. Like, L.O.V.E.  In fact, this past Christmas I asked my mom for a gift card to my favorite garden shop to help support my efforts. You ask why I do this replanting every Spring? Well, as much as I want a green thumb, I most definitely don’t have one and I’m sad to say I kill almost everything green.

Last night, the trimming, weeding and cleaning of the yard began. It’s always a family effort..my older boys usually have no desire to do it, but thankfully do anyway, and my little ones think it’s the best thing ever. However, in the midst of our cleaning up of the flower beds, my kids spotted this most fascinating little creature. Our family gathered on our driveway just watching this little guy crawl around. He literally looked like he was straight out of a cartoon.

The best part? My sister (who lives just down the road) saw us all gathered around the little guy, so she pulled right into our driveway and came to check out the scene. (For the record, both these boys HAD shirts on only minutes prior….)

I love that this little caterpillar halted all yardwork and created this Tuesday night gathering on our driveway. We stayed there until dark laughing, chatting and just having the best time with the people we love most. The trimmed branches are still sitting in the yard and the weeds are still growing but we created memories last night that will last so much longer than anything I plant. I challenge you today to make a memory with someone you love most. You won’t regret it. Happy Wednesday!!

2 Responses to The Caterpillar.
  1. Alicia A. Meyer
    February 23, 2011 | 9:21 am

    Are you implying I get boys to take their shirts off? Weird. I love these dirty boys with no shirts!!! So much better then clean boys with video game blisters on their thumbs 🙂 I am thankful my family (or, yours) is still filled with kids that love to play outside!
    I love the picture of Benny’s nose and the caterpillar looking afraid! Great shots!

  2. Josie
    February 24, 2011 | 9:21 am

    I love this blog and the pictures are incredible. You are right; there is nothing better than creating memories that will last a lifetime, even when they are spontanious.

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