Monday, April 20, 2009

The Curse of the Bumble Bee




I swear, we are cursed.

On Saturday, I took the girls to a little community fair in Gilbert while David was at a swim meet. At around noon, David called and simply said "DON'T GO HOME. There are bees. Lots of bees." (Cue my stomach dropping...)

One of our neighbors had kindly called the swim school that morning to let them know that there was a huge black cloud of bees circling above the ficus in our front yard. David called the exterminators immediately, and when they called him back to let him know the job was done, apparently they mentioned that there were, oh, say....about TEN THOUSAND bees that were exterminated.

Is your jaw dropping the way mine did?

Coincidentally... Ava's little friend had left this lucky little charm at our house the previous day.

Oh, and did I mention that right before the last bee incident, I had just finished reading "The Secret Life of Bees"??

The Secret Life of Bees

That's more bee-related materials in our house. Period.

According to Pagan folklore, bees entering one's home is a sign of good luck, and killing those bees will bring terrible misfortune.

Anyone have a rabbit's foot I can borrow?

Speaking of are a few pictures of the girls in their Easter dresses. In true Tait-style, neither of the girls would sit still and let me take a really good shot, so I had to catch them on the run.
Ella, half-laughing, half-crying after church.
Silly Ava...
Isn't the back of the dress cute, too?

These dresses are so adorable, I think I'm going to have to get their pictures professionally taken in them. But...that's a chore for another week. **sigh** I don't have the fortitude to make it through another photo shoot for a while.

Oh, and here's Ella's favorite new pastime... welcome to the world of the chatting on the phone, baby.


Kris & Amy said...

First of all...I can't believe that you guys had bees again! Very scary!! Second...I know that you don't want bees around but you have to watch the movie now that you are done with the book, its so good! And lastly...the girls are getting so big!! Little Ella is growing up so fast. They are adorable!

Karen said...

I am so sorry. I am not a fan of bees. I hope they never ever come back again. I love the Easter Dresses.

Castle Family said...

The bee stories are crazy! I can't beelieve (hehe) they got you twice! I've driven through swarms about 8 times in the last few months if that makes you feel any better. I am trying to control the population ;) Your girls' dresses are darling and you are better than me, I got ZERO easter outfit photos. I also love your previous blog about the lady in the grocery store. That's amazing and heart warming :)

Jenni Layton said...

I'm starting to worry about you! Did the exterminator say anything about the fact this has happened more than once - like what to avoid having in your yard or house? Just useful information for me so that they stay at your house and don't come to mine! (hee hee) BTW - your girls are so darling. I miss those fancy dresses. They aren't as cool when your almost 13. Sigh.

Jen Talbot said...

SUPER SCARY! I'm glad you guys missed all the action this time. Your girls are the sweetest, love the dresses.

Arnolds said...

BZZZZZZZ! Could it be because your girls are just too sweet??

charonfamily said...

If I still had stinky Nelly I would let you borrow her :) I hate bees, that crazy buzzing in your me the willies just thinking about it. Your girls are so very darling!

Mary said...

So sorry to hear about the bees but glad you weren't home when they invaded!! However, I do love the cute pics of the girls in their cute matching dresses!! What dolls!! Miss you!!