Thursday, February 5, 2009

Eww Eww Itchy-Itch Eeeeeeek!!!!

So, I had a different post prepared for tonight. I was sitting at my computer finishing it up - when I heard....

OH MY GOD!!! DAWN!!! COME HERE NOW!!!

Something in Bryan's voice told me it did not have to do with the kids...so I wasn't that worried.

Then - I saw this:


Ewwwwww!!! Yuck!!! EEEEEEEEEEK!!!


Yes I'm a native to Arizona. But...NO - I have never in my life had a scorpion in my home.

Needless to say I was freaking out. So was the hottie. So was Brady. Lily...well, she could have cared less.

Bryan killed the little bugger (hee hee) and sanitized the tile - ick!

Then...we brainstormed on how it entered our home and where it came from. This is what we came up with: 1) the bulldozer that is about 50 yards from our house digging up in our neighborhood, 2) the mattress that we just got for Lily - it was (covered) in our friends' garage for awhile 3) the cardboard box from Ikea that had Lil's bed in it and 4) the gardening we did over the weekend.

We began to clean - obsessively. p.s our house is already clean. We tore apart closets - vacuumed all carpets, vacuumed even the mattresses. Finally, while Bryan went out to the garage to do a quick clean-up - I made a little treat as a thank you to Bryan for taking care of the icky tresspasser.


Thanks to my favorite foody site Rookie Cookie - I found this recipe for Chocolate Caramel Cookies. Mmmm....Yummers. They were absolutely delicious!

p.s. the exterminator will be coming tomorrow...and I feel itchy...but, my house is really clean!

5 comments:

emily said...

okay, so i was just telling sean that i think i might be able to live in arizona (this is after years of debate over me hating the heat, loathing the heat, but now realizing that warm climates with kids might be better so we don't get couped up inside all winter). anyway, THANK YOU for reminding why i can NEVER live in arizona!!!

The Cuties' Mommy said...

Emily - I promise...I've lived in AZ my whole life and have never seen one in my home. It's just a fluke. And...yes, AZ is good for kids - think of 9 mo. out of the year being able to play outside and enjoying the fresh (somewhat) air.

Ashley said...

GROSS!!! I don't think I have ever seen a live one either. We would have been doing the same thing as you guys. Other than i'm sure I would of had to be the one to kill it!

Cori said...

I have never ever seen one in our house either. I would have been freaking out just like you guys! I hate those and snakes!! I and would have definitely been afraid to sleep that night!

Jacki said...

I'm not sure if you heard but when we moved in here I found one right inside one of the bedrooms!I had never seen one before that and I've lived in AZ for over 30 years. Verry crreeppyyy! I think it came in from a storage box.