*Note: Thanks to Chris J. who found that this is a Gaudy Sphinx.
It has just been too hot to go out and do any real exploring. The heat down here is oppressive. I did manage to go to Home Depot this evening and buy some herbs. Oregano, basil, cilantro, rosemary and thyme. Put them all in a big round pot. Now if I can just keep them alive and remember to use them, I'll be happy! I also bought a small pumpkin (at my baby's insistance) and a tomato. I never have any luck with tomatoes, though, so I really don't know why I bothered. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
On a personal note, my 3 year old finished his first week of swimming lessons. I am totally amazed at how good he's doing! He just does NOT like learning to float on his back. Not at all. And everyone within a 3 miles radius of the pool probably knows this. My sister is paying for his lessons. They are private and through Infant Swimming Resource (http://www.infantswim.com/).
This is a video my older son took. You have to remember, we don't have a pool and he's pretty much never been in water over his ankles before. I can't say enough about how impressed I am so far. If you have small kids and they can't swim, this is the best thing you could ever do for them. A HUGE THANKS to my sis for doing this for him :) We love you!!!
**Five more weeks to go and he'll be swimming like a fish!**
If you have plans for this Labor Day weekend, I hope you have fun and stay safe :)