Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The day begins...

First of all, I took these photos a bit back....and re-sized them but never got around to showing them. I don't know what the above caterpillar becomes...I first thought that maybe a Pearl Crescent, but when googling Pearl Crescent cater pillar, this is not among the images shown. So I have no idea what it is going to become.

I had tried to capture the Pearl Crescent butterfly other times and they were not very cooperative. However, they were enjoying the jewel weed so much that I had not trouble getting near....

The move went smoothly for Sarah and Jeremy....Neal and his wife came and helped unload, as well as a couple of their friends, plus Jeremy's brother and his wife. Little Lorelei definitely enjoyed the second day better than the first because her little cousin was there, plus other kids.

BUT.....she had only taken a 45 minute nap on Friday, did not get to bed till 10:30 or 11:00, and up at 7:00 Saturday morn. No nap that day, and she did not want to settle down to go to sleep, but when she did she was back up in an hour or two for a while.

We spent the night and came home Sunday evening...I think it was a rough night for Lo that night too, but yesterday she settled down for a nap easily....after Sarah got her her Elmo, her big fuzzy Bee pillow and her hard plastic cow! She wanted Otti Doddie but Sarah felt like that was little bit too much.

I don't think I mentioned that during the past week or two, one day Lorelei would try to get Otto to chase her and she would throw herself in the floor, trying to get him to get her like he did in the videos in the link above. And she was doing that Sunday...she just thinks it is so funny. I don't know if he would ever be protective of her...he just doesn't meet strangers. But a lot of the time, when Lorelei is outside, he lays not too far from her.

I don't know if I have told this or not, but Lorelei loves dirt! She likes to take her shovel and find a dusty place and cover herself and Otto with dirt...and Otto just lets her. Actually, you can do anything to him, and he just doesn't care. You cannot hurt him. That is one of the reasons they were the #1 pet in America at one time... Anyway, after an afternoon of playing in the dirt, their mommy has to hose Otto down, and take Lo inside and give her a bath....

I must say I sure enjoy him...I fell asleep on Sarah's couch Saturday night, and he came and laid right beside me up against the couch. Every now and then he would raise up, maybe lay his face on the edge of the couch and stare at me, and then lay back down and curl up right back against the couch.

I think we have to make a trip to Terre Haute here in a bit...not sure when I will catch up with everyone...I am hoping tonight I get some un-interrupted time to visit my favorite blogs..