Monday, November 9, 2009

BSM - Being Taken Over

This time of year, we are being taken over by Boxelder bugs and Ladybugs. Although the Boxelders are not our favorite, Ella has been collecting the Ladybugs in a jar and then releasing them at the end of the day. This little friend she found in our entry way and played with it for a good half hour before it decided to spread it wings and frighten her (she claimed). Needless to say, that was the end of their friendship.

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On another note, I have a little story about being "taken over".

On Halloween night, Keith and Ella were walking around and they saw spotlights in the sky in the distance. Keith told Ella they were aliens. When they got to the last house, which happened to be our neighbors, she walked up to the door, threw both hands in front of her and in all seriousness exclaimed...

"I am not here for candy! I am here to tell you that there are aliens coming! Do you see those lights in the sky? Those are aliens!

The neighbors apparently looked at her like she was crazy. You'd think they would humor her....but that didn't happen. Later, she proceeded to tell my mom that she saw little green men take a man and his puppy away. Her imagination is endless.

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19 comments:

HipMomma November 9, 2009 at 1:21 PM  

That is the cutest story ever.

Jen November 9, 2009 at 1:57 PM  

Ella has quite the sense of humor. Love the story.

Megan November 9, 2009 at 2:03 PM  

those silly neighbors and their lack of humor. love the ladybug shot.

Never That Easy November 9, 2009 at 2:34 PM  

Love the ladybug picture, and that's such a cute story.

Killlashandra November 9, 2009 at 4:04 PM  

It's a cute ladybug picture. But I really like your story. I'm sorry the neighbors didn't play along, around here she would fit right in. :) Imagination is a wonderful and priceless ability to have.

Kimberly November 9, 2009 at 7:41 PM  

Great story! She has a wonderful imagination, too bad the neighbors didn't play along.

Cara November 9, 2009 at 8:44 PM  

Love her imagination. I like to tell Francesco a story and leave out the ending and ask him what he thinks happens. I crack up at some of the things he comes up with.

Christina November 9, 2009 at 10:12 PM  

The aliens?! OMG, that is too funny. Especially imagining her deadpan delivery.
And I must say, your attitude towards the ladybugs is much gentler than some I've heard. I have friends in PA who've been invaded by the little buggers, they literally coat the walls inside and out. I've always liked ladybugs, but that would be too much of a good thing.
Anyway, thegreen and red in that shot makes it look Christmas-y!

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Christina November 9, 2009 at 10:17 PM  

what the heck?! Okay, sorry about the multi-comments...I have no idea what happened!

Melissa G November 10, 2009 at 2:37 PM  

Great shot of the little visitor. I just love the colors.

And that is awesome that she told the neighbors about the aliens. Too bad they didn't play along!

carrie November 11, 2009 at 9:15 AM  

Do the neighbors have kids?? I mean, come on - that is awesomeness and they didn't even play along?!

I love the shot. We have a "pet" boxelder bug. I swear it is the same one that ends up in our lamp each night by J. He'll get up and release it into the courtyard and then we wait to see him the next night! It is kinda funny!

Stacy November 17, 2009 at 9:23 AM  

Have the asian beetles and box elders settled in for the winter? ;) I just love seeing those little beetles crawling all over the place.

And poo-poo on the neighbor that wasn't going to play along. Some people just don't know how to humor kids.

Jaimee November 19, 2009 at 11:24 AM  

So cute! What an imagination. I have such good memories of playing with ladybugs when i was a kid...I LOVED them!

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