I wonder how many mothers get up in the morning, make coffee, catch flies for the spiders, slugs for the garter snakes, shoot the cats (they receive insulin twice a day), feed the kids and then get them ready for school. It's been a really busy week.
I've been dying to photoblog but everything else has come up. We had our first visit from the social worker for our adoption dossier and started in earnest gathering our paperwork. It's an amazingly complicated process. It was also the boys' first week of school. That's a complicated process too -- but at least it settles down after a week!
This first weekend of the school year saw all the kids on the block (about 12) gathering for tea parties, snake petting groups, toy exchanges and scooter races. It was pretty chaotic, but relatively friendly. Tyler, a second grader who lives two houses down, came slug hunting with me in the afternoon and we found a ton of bugs, this little hairstreak among them. Since it was overcast and windy, she was content to stay put while I ran and got my camera and I came back to take a dozen pictures. I belive she is a Gray Hairstreak.