Monday, June 09, 2008

Afternoon Visitor

We had an unexpected visitor this afternoon. The boys and I had pretty much been playing outside all afternoon after they woke up from their naps. Tyler was playing outside still when I went inside to get Cooper something to eat. I always leave the back door open so I can listen for Tyler and keep an eye on him while I feed Cooper. While Cooper was eating Tyler came in and insisted on having a snack as well. He climbed up in his chair and was eating Cheerios and requested his juice. I hadn't seen his cup in awhile and asked him where it was. He said it was outside and I asked him to go get it. For whatever reason he didn't want to go get it and asked if I would go get it. I'm so glad he refused to go, because when I walked outside this is what I saw:


Except for that it was about 5 feet away from me- it hadn't yet made it's way into our garage and it was slithering around our driveway. Of course if you know me at all you know I am absolutely, without a doubt, terrified of snakes! I screamed, ran inside and closed the door and immediately called Travis to come save us. He was luckily about 5 minutes away and so I watched it (through the window of course!) Anyway, Travis came home and killed it. I'm just so thankful that none of us were hurt and it wasn't poisonous anyway. I have no idea where it was the entire afternoon that we were outside. It just appeared and I don't know if Tyler ever saw it or not while he was outside playing. We definitely had a little lesson with Tyler about what to do if he ever sees a snake.


7 comments:

Karyn Hatch said...

Scary and hilarious at the same time! Glad everyone is ok!

5 Little Minglettes said...

Travis really takes on the look of a "hero" in that picture!! So funny!

Callie said...

sick me out! time for you guys to move out of the country and back into the city :)...preferably Katy so I can see you more :)!!

Lauren Dempsey said...

I can hear you screaming now...and Ditto Dempsey on the "sick out"!

Christina said...

What in the world? That is craziness. Why do yall have pet snakes in the backyard? Glad your hubby isn't afraid to kill them. Yuk...

Dana said...

That scares the living daylights out of me!

Anonymous said...

"Dem"(as Tyler would call me- Grandma Cheryl)
Wow! I just looked at the blog after 3 weeks. A lot has happened and of course I got to love on Tyler and Cooper last week and if was Heavenly!!! I am happy Travis got the snake and I am very happy to read your Testimony, Sarah. I am very proud of you and Travis. Love and Kisses!

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