Mercedes is mad keen on bugs.
Pretty much any time of the day you can find her with a plastic cup or container with some sort of bug on it, or an insect. moth or spider of some kind crawling on her hand while she oohs and aahs over it.
Today she has a woodroach in a container with some dry dog food. It is her pet. She is going “Oh roach” and “come here roach” and having little conversations with it. I suggested she feed it to the dragons but she indignantly exclaimed - “No its my pet!”
Photo courtesy of InsectsAway
I love having weekends off. I decided not to work this weekend and it was a great time.
I am going back to Thursday, because I took Thursday night off as well. After work I went to the park in the late afternoon / early evening with the kids. I dug a big sandcastle with the shovel including a tunnel through the castle wall. The kids had lots of fun playing this – and the games they thought up were amazing.
Friday night I also took off and we watched a movie together before I watched the tour De France with a mate.
I just had the most awesome conversation with my baby - well she's not my baby more; "I not baby I 'cedes". 4 year old Mercedes just climbed onto my knee and proceeded to talk to me and tell me a while bunch of stuff, some of which I understood clearly and other stuff I am still confused about but it doesn't mater.I enjoy listening and she enjoys talking. But my baby is growing up...
The weekend was mostly spent I not working - the theme to the weekend. Apart from one short appointment that was supposed to happen on Saturday (and ended up being postponed to Monday) I barely touched a computer for work!
Mercedes turned 4 on Saturday so that was lots of fun. We had presents early (as usual) and then I spent a lot of time playing with her, helping her draw and colour in with her new coloured pencils and markers, paying with her new ball (from Grandad and Grandma) and lots of other fun things.