Tuesday, February 9, 2010
On Saturday we went to a forest preserve near our house for their weekly deer watching. We thought that Rylie would get a kick out of seeing the "Bambis". We got really lucky, as soon as we got there some deer began to arrive. They had a building/nature center that you stood in and right outside the window they had corn out for the deer. There were 2 rooms on different sides of the building so for a while there were 3 deer on each side. It was still dusk out so you could see them very well. The bad news was that there were cross country skiers who stopped to watch from outside and scared the deer off. They then brought out some coloring pages so we could wait for the deer to come back. They did come back, but Rylie had lost interest, she found something more fun that deer...a big black snake that they had in the building in a glass cage. He must have been 5ft and was very social. If you put your hand to the glass he would follow it. Rylie and dad spent most the time watching him while mom watched the deer. The funny part was when Rylie saw the squirrels who were also eating the corn, she thought they were skunk...must be that Bambi thing again. We were not there much longer than a half hour, but it was a fun experience, for mom anyway.
Monday, February 1, 2010
After the monster nightmare we have been trying to figure out what triggered it. Over the weekend we had a break through. Rylie continues to talk about the monster on TV eating fingers. We are thinking originally that it was due to her watching Jurassic Park, but she denies that the monsters are dinosaurs. Then we asked her what color is the monster. To which she replies white. That is when the light went on for Eric, it was the Abominable Snowman in Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. At the end of that movie when he has no teeth he is bitting his fingers...which leads to the monster eating fingers.
Mystery Solved: rudolph-red-nosed-reindeer4.jpg