Sunday, June 29, 2008

Fish Flys and Swollen Eyes

Here in our little corner of the world we get a little visitor every June. Behold, I give you the FishFly:

They come in swarms

And then they die

And they leave the town smelling like dead fish for about two to three weeks!

Isn't that fun? Yeah, we think so too. So we like to throw a little party in their honor. A little thing we like to call the FishFly Festival!!

Now, I am gonna show you pictures of us at said festival, but before I do I gotta warn ya. Hattie had herself a little run in with a few mosquitoes on Friday night. And, sad to say, but I think she lost. Ya see, it seems our girl is allergic to mosquito bites. This is why we don't go out much when they are out in force. We like to play outside when it is dry and breezy. 'Cause wet and still brings 'em out in mass quantities.

Little bump and kinda itchy you say? Oh no, it is much bigger than that...

She still had fun, even though she was hopped up on Benadryl. It may not look like it in theses photos, but she did enjoy herself!!

Yeah we had fun.

Our girlie just woke up and now cannot even open her eye. We are off to the Urgent Care.

Have I mentioned her inordinate fear of all things medical.

This is gonna be even more fun than the Festival!!!
(pray for us please!)

6 of ya left some love:

Andrea said...

Okay -- all of those fish flies? That's just NASTY!!!

How fun to celebrate their departure though. :)

I hope things went well at urgent care.

Kate said...

Ewwww!!! I think I'd throw up if I ever saw that many bugs...well, come to think of it, when I lived in Arkansas, they had to fumigate the town because of...uh...I think they were crickets. I didn't eat for a week 'cause you couldn't walk without the crunch underneath your feet...ewww. Praise God for my dry climate!

Rebekah said...

Okay, the fish flys are plain disgusting. How do you clean up their aftermath?

Your spirit however is contagious, I love reading your blog! I feel Hattie's pain, when I was little I was allergic to mosquitoes too! I don't know if I grew out of it or I am not around them as much, but I haven't had issue with it in years. Hope she feels better soon!

Kelli said...

Owwwiee! That looks so painful. I missed Miss Hattie this morning. I hope she's doing better.

Friend said...

I'am SO NOT coming for a visit! Those BUGS are scary.. I like that Az has no bugs.. well not no bugs but very few.. How is poor little Hattie!

Jenn said...

Poor Hattie! Bee stings, fine to be illergic to (not really but they are not as common, ok maybe here) but mosquitos! They are everywhere!!! Hope she is doing better. And those fishflys! All I have to say is GROSS!