I was lucky enough to go to the district-wide GT field trip for 6th graders with DS2 called Nature Venture. I went last year with DS1, so I knew what to expect, namely bugs, humidity, and hot weather. This year, though, I tagged along with DS2 to the snake and lizard exhibition (note: if you're squeamish about snakes, you might want to stop reading here, and for goodness sake, skip the photos).
I, however, adore lizards and think snakes are pretty cool.
This is a corn snake modeled by DS2:
And here's a ball python:
But the most impressive by far, is Strider, the 11-ft. long, 100 lb. albino Burmese python:
I'd like to get a snake for a pet, but I'm not sure about the feeding part. (The Burmese eats 3 bunnies every 10 days. Ugh.) A huge thanks to the Reptile Man for sharing his wonderful pets with us!
Last night, DS1 was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society, and DH and I couldn't be prouder. He looked so handsome all dressed up! Here he is getting his certificate from the principal:
And here he is on the right, with 2 of his best friends (Congratulations, guys!)
I'm very proud of all of my sons! Each one is exceptional, and I love that I am lucky enough to be their Mother! Happy (early) Mother's Day to my mom, and all of the other moms out there! You have the hardest (and most rewarding) job in the world!