Tuesday, June 3, 2008

They have arrived

Like this picture? It was dusk and I was having a hard time getting a picture that didn't completely wash out the cicadas. Four years ago when Lou was just a baby they came back to Cincinnati after their 17-year hiatus. Surprisingly, we didn't get hit that hard. Apparently our brood comes out four years later. And luckily for us, we have a great community of birds that hang out in our backyard and so far (cross those fingers!) they haven't been a problem, as the birds think of them as lil' chicken nuggets.

The boys haven't had the pleasure of walking through a swarm of these guys and their high-pitched scream for a mile with a boy who won't talk to you to go to his house to pick up the Slip 'N Slide because the two of your moms are too freaked out to go get it themselves. But that's another story.

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