I would like to introduce you to Emily Elizabeth. Not one of the impecably cute kids, but the large garden spider looming over their heads. See her? If not, look here.
Salutations! This is Emily Elizabeth. The friendly garden spider who has spun an amazing home just above the front door of our neighbor's house.
Emily Elizabeth has provided weeks of fascinating lessons about nature. Up close and personal. With the help of the neighborhood dads, we toss crickets and grasshoppers to her each night and watch her "wrap them up and suck their blood." Gross, yes. But absolutely fascinating.
Emily Elizabeth's days are numbered. She has laid her egg sack. Again, amazing. Her masterpiece is complete. Thanks, Emily Elizabeth, for the lessons you taught our children.