8.17.2011

Ants Go Marching.

{LISTEN: Ants Marching by Dave Matthews Band}

When all the little ants are marching 
Red and black antennas waving 

Hudson loves to go outside and look for ants. There are a whole bunch of them that live on a tree in our front yard. They are the big black ones...the kind that always steal picnic baskets in the cartoons. 

Hudson says "ANTS!" and picks them up with his fingers. He holds them for a second, inspecting them closely. Then he places them back on the tree, as carefully as a 2 year old possibly can. Sometimes the ants survive, and sometimes they're not so lucky. 

36 comments:

jeannie said...

Love the last picture with his little dirty finger tips!! Precious. He is all boy.....

Courtney B said...

Oh he sounds like such a sweet heart!!
I hate ants and most bugs. I hope I can handle letting my kids play with them haha!

Gentri said...

"sometimes they survive and sometimes they're not so lucky" hahahaha! Love that. :) he is too cute!

Gwiddle said...

Haha that is too cute<3 I love his little whale shirt!

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Cute pictures :)

A Componotus Hurculeanu said...

Great pictures Swoop, Oh yes our little guy does love to play with some ants. I must say he did not care for the one that bit him last weekend. He just could not get it off his little finger. That one did not make it. Curtesy of dada. GREAT POST, GREAT SONG

LOVE YOU!!!

Della said...

Do you ever make him Ants on a Log? That was my favorite snack as a kid!

Kaitlyn said...

Omg that is too cute! My son does the same thing. Although, almost always they end up dead! Be careful though. Those black ones do sometimes bite and don't let go! It's happened to my son quite a few times! Cute photos hun!

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Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I think he gets cuter by the day! That last picture is so adorable!!

Ashley Sisk said...

Another beautiful story.

Cassidy said...

Oh god, he's so precious!

Meri said...

The last one is the cutest!

Laura Elizabeth said...

Haha! So cute :) When I was little, I was super animals orientated (haven't changed much!) and my mum didn't want to upset me so when she killed a fly or insect by bashing it with a fly swat, she'd tell me that she was "just giving it a headache"!!

S and O said...

Awwww what cute pictures!
That last one is so sweet :)
xoxo
Olivia

Bonnie said...

Your little boy is adorable!!! He has the most gorgeous eyes ever.

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Eva Marie said...

Red is so that boys colour :)

I think it's sweet how he searches for them :)

Wida said...

This is so stunning.

By the way, you are one hot mama!

Wida
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Faith said...

goodness can't he get any cuter?! he is one adorable little boy! i just love the last picture!

m said...

your little guy is precious precious! i just found your blog...i'm looking forward to following you everyday adventures here. c:

Camylla Leonardi said...

I love the pictures, your photography is amazing :)

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Janette said...

Ants huh? That's pretty adorable! As long as he doesn't pick up the ones that bite, then I guess it's a healthy past time.... Such a special little one!


Janette, the Jongleur

O'Melly said...

Those big black ants scare the crap out of me! :/

Sweet photos girl!

♥ sugarpuff ♥ said...

He's really cute and handsome!
Take care on hudson while he's looking for ants <3
You have sweet photos
It makes me happy! ^^

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Chelsea Lane said...

OMG HUDSON IS LIKE TOTEZ SO CAYOOOOT.

PS did you know you're like the most gorgeous lady in the whole world?

xoxo

My Journey With Candida said...

How cute is that! You can buy him all the toys in the world and he wants to play with ants.

Mary and Dyer said...

I love Dave Matthews and especially love that song!!! Your son is so, so precious! What great pictures :)

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Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

He is such a little cutie patootie! Look at that grin. Love these posts and always enjoy your pictures. :)

Ashley Eliza said...

my nieces and nephews always go after the ants and it makes me laugh. okay and that last picture needs to belong in a magazine. seriously ash, he is SO photogenic.

xoxo

Nina With Her Notebook said...

Cute little hudson :)

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Aaawww, he is sooo cute! These pics make me smile :)

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Diana Smith said...

That last picture is precious! His little grin. I love the way you dress him. I can only imagine what you would do with a little girl. I will learn from you with my soon to be boy!

Shalyn said...

I love that last picture of him in the grass, so cute! Does he like to sing the ants go marching? My nephew LOVES that and just marches around!

The ants at my parents house are fire ants...not the nice big black ones:-(

Raven said...

gosh he's just beyond cute. I bet he is the JOY of your lives. Gunner likes ants too, but we have the big red ones, the ones that always kill you in the cartoons :) He has yet to get bit, I however, have gotten quite a few bites trying to save him.

oh wow. um, a compo-something or other (NO IDEA what that is haha!) I love that daddy killed that sucker! What a man. Good dad :)

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

awwwwww melt melt!!!
I love the last shot best!

Haley K said...

what darling photos! that last one made me all sorts of happy :) real smiles from giggles, and dirty hands from lost of playing, i love it. And what a stinkin' cute story! I can just imagine him trying to be oh-so careful to put his new ant friends back ;)

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

oh the magic views behind a child's eyes! Ashley, Hudson is just getting more handsome by the day girl! those lips of his, the solemn eyes and kiss curls, WOW. what a darling! ♥