Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Scales and Tales

Last night for FHE, we went to the local library for a reptile show by Scales and Tales of Utah with our good friends Colby and Kandis and Art and Evelyn. Parker was actually pretty interested in the giant turtle, iguana, and snake...from afar! He wasn't so excited at the end of the show, however, when we tried to chase him and the animals around the room to get a stinkin' picture! I totally remember going to a show like this when I was little, and volunteering to have the giant boa constrictor strung around my neck! I was hoping Parker would be brave and follow suit...he wasn't. He finally consented to the smaller snake being strung around him and Joe. He wasn't about to touch it (or pretend to be excited about it for the picture)!

Avery pretty much screamed through the whole thing...poor tired, sick, ornery baby! (Who by the way is allergic to amoxicillin!) Anyway, she finally passed out in my arms at the end, which was a good thing before we attempted holding the snake. She would've eaten it for dinner!

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22 comments:

Erin said...

Wow! You are really brave!!! That snake looks so creepy! I think I would be like Parker and RUN AWAY!!!

Missy said...

I remember passing around a bunch of live snakes in kindergarten. I loved it. My kids think they're cool too. We've been to a couple of the animal shows at the aqarium. Anyway, also, TAG you're it. Check out my blog and you will find the rules of the game. Later.

Hiller Family said...

What a great idea. I am impressed at you willingness to hold the snake. My son recieved a bearded dragon last christmas from santa, and I refuse to touch the thing. Wow your little boys friends will love you! Way to go.. By the way to answer your question it is year around school. Most of Jordan District is for their elementary. Do you live in Jordan or Granite?

Grandma Hand said...

Robyn - is there no end to what you will do for a picture. With that Reptile wrapped around you and Avery is just about too much you are sooooooo brave. LOVE YOUR ENTHUSIASM FOR LIFE AND THE PICTURES ARE GREAT!!! By the way I found a picture of you and you looked just like parker or vise versa. Love you!

Aly said...

Oh MY WORD ROBYN!!!! I can't believe how brave you are (anything for the blog)!!! That is a really cool color for a snake...it looks really cute with Avery's pink skirt!!!!

Poor Avery:-( Isn't Parker allergic to amoxicillin too?

Deanie said...

Brave,brave, brave, that's all I can say, the snake is a lovely color though.

Aimee said...

Oh my goodness! I don't like snakes, I would be feeling the same as Parker! (smile) You and Joe are so BRAVE! I'd be afraid of is choking me!

Avery is like me - allergic to Pennicillin. (smile) I'm sorry she is - but it's cool that she is like me (smile)

Kimberly said...

I would NEVER wrap one of those things around me. I guess things never change! You will always be more brave than me! I laughed about Parker running around for you to take his picture!

EvansFamily said...

I think you are TOTALLY NUTS!! We havea family in our ward that has a bunch of snakes and spiders and such, I can not even go into to her house I am to afaird that something will crawl on me and I would totally FREAK!! Good for you, you are BRAVE!!

Allie said...

ok, now that FREAKS me out!!! Jade would love that though! Poor avery!

esherman10 said...

Yuck! I can't believe you put that snake around you and your kids! :) I hate snakes...you're much braver than me!

Allie said...

Thats it, Im calling Child Protective Services. Wrapping snakes around your babies, feeding them medicine they are allergic to....tisk tisk. I guess I will have to adopt them and turn them into Texans. :)

Rachelle said...

We have 2 that are allergic to amoxicillan! I feel your pain.

Darci said...

Sounds like fun and a headache all rolled into one.

Michael said...

Parker doesn't know what to think in that picture. I can't stand how snakes smell. I like lizards a lot more.

Johnston Family said...

Hey! It's Laura Jackman (now Johnston) & Stacy had told me about Kim's blog & than I linked onto yours from her's. How fun to see what you are up to! I love finding peoples blogs! Now we can be bloggin' buddies, mine is mikeandlaurafamily.blogspot.com Talk/write to ya soon!:)

Tina said...

I am not afraid of snakes, but I sure don't want want wrapped around me. You are one tough cookie. YUCK! I'm with Parker.

arynandrachelle said...

I can not believe how many comments you get! You are so popular. That looks like fun...Kennadee would not have come near those snakes. I don't think she would have even been held like Parker was, she would have freaked out! I would have been too a little I must admit.

PS - I tagged you!

Niki Carpenter said...

You are SO brave, I am scared to death of snakes. Parker was a champ in the picture with Joe. Aidan would have been hysterical! What an exciting FHE!

Diane said...

And you labeled this post under "summer fun"??? Good thing Avery is asleep. Parker looks like he wishes he was!

Jake & Jac said...

Robyn all I know is that you are the bravest chick alive because there would be no way I would be in the same room as a real snake let alone allow it to be wrapped around me. Yikes!

Megan said...

Snakes creep me out too. I don't think I could even pretend to like one wrapped around me! Carson and Kate are allergic to amoxicillin too. Maybe it isn't as strange as I thought.