Saturday, June 21, 2008

War of the Flies

We recently finished our backyard and my husband was given a very nice table and chair set for Father's Day, so we decided to BBQ hot dogs and corn on the cob and eat outside tonight. Well... it seemed like a good idea. We were attacked by flies. It may sound trivial to some... but NO! There were seriously hundreds of flies all over our food, drinks, plates, hands and feet. It was DISGUSTING!!!!
So, my husband pulled out our 3 fly swatters and the boys went at it.
(Side Note: Don't ask me why we have 3 fly swatters. He came home from Save Mart about 3 weeks ago with them. Random, but now somewhat useful.) Anyways, the start of the great Fly Debacle of 2008 ensued. They boys ran around the backyard swatting away and there were literally about 100 dead flies left to clean up when they were finished. I was grossed out, so I stayed inside and watched from the sliding glass door. Also, I was not armed for battle since there were only 3 weapons.
Now for the pictures.... One child is in a diaper, one is naked (he prefers to be naked while in the backyard.... it's a little weird if you ask me, but who can argue with a stubborn 3 year old?) and my husband is shirtless. So, I had to do a little editing to a couple of the pictures to protect their innocence.





8 comments:

Maggie said...

We have had similar problems at certain times of the year. I just don't understand why the flies don't just stay on the cows in the area. I guess they are on vacation at our backyard BBQ's. Two words - Bug Zapper. Heather had some electric fly swatter that made a little puff of smoke and a sizzle every time you hit a fly. :-)

Scott and Becky Burdick said...

That was hilarious to read about but sounds like something that would have really grossed me out! Believe it or not, I had a swarm of flying ants invade my dorm room sophomore year and it was totally disgusting. But I wasn't brave enough to fight them...I huddled in the hallway with my arms over my head :)

Ter said...

That is so funny... and the naked family.. what does the neighbors think of there new nudest neighbors...lol! just kiddin!!! So, just a question though, what were you hiding on Trent??? His naked chest???? lol!

Your so cute Heid... love ya auntie ter

Laura said...

I almost got sick from your description of the flies. YUCK!! I think you played it smart by hanging out inside.

the best's said...

Trent is modest... plus he thinks he is out of shape and didn't want everyone to see him without his shirt on.
And, it was 110 degrees here, so it is hard to keep clothes on the kids when it is that hot. The neighbors haven't complained, yet!

Gwyn & Thomas Thiele said...

How funny Heidi! love how you blacked out the pics very cool and funny!

jen said...

Nice editing! I have to laugh at the first picture because the chair is perfectly placed to cover just the right spot! We hate flies and pay 50 cents for every kill! Expensive I know, but that's how much they are hated!

rahmfamily said...

Nice! Try having 2 giant st bernards in your backyard..your fly population will triple!! Hi guys! So happy you love your new house!!