Happy 5th Birthday, Jaxson

Jaxson was home today for Easter break and came to my house while my son worked on a problem in our yard.

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He helped Davis by making boy “engine” noises. Then he and I went on a nature hike around the backyard so Davis could get the work done.

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I don’t remember what we were looking for. After hearing strange movement, I located a garter snake. It was my first snake of the year.

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What can I say!

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The snails were taking advantage of the sun’s warmth in the water garden.

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We found lots of roly polys, slugs, and ants under rocks we turned over.

We came in the house to look at the pictures I’d taken. He made it to the computer chair, “Fox!”

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The card wasn’t in my camera. The fox looked around. We couldn’t move, even though it was in the back back of the yard. I managed to snap 2 pictures before it trotted out of the yard.

The birthday boy stayed excited for quite a while after that.


8 responses to this post.

  1. Great pics. Looks like he had a lot of fun w/ grandma and dad.
    That’s my first snake of the year as well. I’m not afraid of snakes by the way.


  2. Posted by Therese on April 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    What more could a little boy ask for on a birthday…heavy equipment with Dad and nature with you! Wow! And…by the way…I’m petrified of snakes.


  3. He’s a lucky boy to be able to grow up in such a place!


    • He’s going to be a fun hiking partner. My other 4 grandkids live Mass. and Fla. So we only see them in the summer. I”ve worked with kids for sooo many years, Now, it’s Jaxson’s turn.


  4. Getting to turn over rocks with Grandma? What a fun treat!


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