Sunday, June 2, 2013

It's Cicada Time!

I don't know if you are experiencing the same thing we are right now, but it is our 17-year cicada time!  We made a visit to Grandma and Grandpa's house and my boys were absolutely fascinated with the bugs.  William was eager to have one as a pet, yet was afraid to touch them.  James enjoyed picking them up, and then swatting them away.

 We discovered they like to stick to your shirts, and hitch a ride in open car windows, because we found one in our car after we picked up the big kids from school.  Patrick picked it up and put it right on his shirt, Emma started screaming "Eww!  That's so gross!" and William was jumping up and down saying "Yay!  We have our pet!  We have our pet!"

 We did made a trip where Grandpa helped him catch some in a bug holder, and he was excited to have "his pets" at home with him.
 Apparently the little buggers will be around for a few weeks.  I think the noise is absolutely amazing, and the one video just shows you the noise level at my in-laws.  They have an older home so you see all the holes in the ground and hear them well.  We can hear them, but they are more in the woods nearby since our home is about 12 years old.

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