Since it was a beautiful day and Tommy was doing fine we headed to Eskamoe’s for a kid treat.
And then we wandered around Weeks Bay Reserve for a while.
Tori’s self portrait in the van waiting for me to fax a bunch of forms.
Yeh, an unrelated Christmas Cactus picture I took when we left. Just liked it!
This sign amused us for some reason
The kids were mildly disgusted by my story of how the Yaupon got it’s name under there. Mmmmmm. Vomitoria. (The boys got a laugh out of the ‘toria’ part.)
The leaves and twigs contain caffeine, and American Indians used them to prepare a tea, which they drank in large quantities ceremonially and then vomited back up, lending the plant its species name, vomitoria. The vomiting was self-induced or because of other ingredients added; it doesn’t actually cause vomiting.
But makes for an awesome name for kids. Right?
He reminded me of the crab from Finding Nemo — he was going to take us DOWN. Even if he was missing an eye and behind glass. I was going DOWN. Yeh, he was a wee bit feisty.
Just. Wrong. (But not as wrong as Capybara SHUDDER)
Look, drawers of death.
We then headed home. We had a totally traditional meal of back to school steak fajita quesadillas. Okay, fine I made up the” traditional part?!” And now it’s time to fight getting them in bed. I have a feeling 6:45 a.m. is going to be hard for ALL of us.
Goodbye Christmas Break. Sigh.