Friday, August 28, 2009

The Moon!

So, since Jupiter is old news now, tonight we got out the telescope and looked at the moon! I think it's really a pretty fun thing to do together, just the two of us, out in the yard. You can see crazy detail with that thing, and it was so much fun that we broke out the cameras and tried to take some pictures through the eyepiece. Here is our best one, although it doesn't really do it justice.


In other news, Calvin is the most accident-prone child I have ever met, and after Ryan, that is REALLY saying something. 2 weeks ago he started out looking fit as a fiddle, then he fell down on the cement outside our house, then got the black eye from the friend and his wooden block (I already blogged about these two), then, just as those were healing, he whacked his poor little head on a sliding door going full speed and got a goose egg that stuck out literally about an inch and a half from his face--so much that the swelling, not the hitting of the door, split his skin--just in time for church. Then when that one was almost better, yesterday he got put down by someone (I won't name names, but it starts with a "T" and ends with a "yler") on the first step out to our deck and then fell over down the second step and somehow completely scratched up the skin on his nose and gave him a bloody nose, too (don't feel bad, "T" "yler", most of the rest of them were basically all my fault...). Then, to top it off, today he was chasing around what I thought was a fly until he started screaming. Upon closer inspection I realized it was a bee, and it had stung him right on his cute little finger. Oh, and that was after he threw up all over himself in the car. That poor kid. He just can't catch a break.

Here he is with his sad nose, helping Michael with some crescent wrenches:

6 comments:

ThePalmers said...

Poor little guy. He is pretty cute with a scratched up nose though!

AnnaMarie Ferrell said...

WOW that's an amazing picture! I can't believe you took it through the telescope. And poor little Calvie.

Michael said...

And that picture looks terrible compared to actually looking through the telescope! We almost didn't even post it...

Come over some night and look at the moon with us!

Elizabeth said...

Poor Calvin, haha. He looks like he's taking it like a champ though!

Justin said...

I want that telescope! ...and a yard. Great photo!

Michael said...

Minnesota calls you Justin. There is no escaping.

Come do an expose on the Grey Wolf populations in Minnesota. I'll come hang out in the woods with you. :-)