Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Uncle Troy and his SNAKES!!!

My brother is one of the best people I know, and that fact has not gone unnoticed for my children. They absolutely adore him. He has married an amazing woman (love you Rae!) who is one of my best friends and they have two of the cutest boys on the planet. The day that they moved here to Utah was one of the happiest days of my life and sometimes when I go to their home or they stop over at our house I am still amazed to have them so close and be able to have our kids play and grow up together. I just love it, and I love them.

They graciously watched our kids for us on Monday so James and I could go out and celebrate my birthday (I'm pushing 30!) and while they were there they were able to watch my brother's 2 snakes (red tailed boas) feed on rats, they held them, and were able to help give the snakes a bath. Now...let me just say that they did not get their love of snakes from me. Snakes have always been and will continue to be the #1 thing that I am afraid of!

Kylee is the cutest, girliest tomboy you will ever meet and absolutely LOVES the snakes. She was so honored to be a part of the who ensemble. Tyler was equally as excited. Baily wanted nothing to do with them. Here are some pics of their night. EWWWWW!

Malia even got in on the fun. If I didn't trust my brother as much as I do and know the snakes are harmless I would have been mad at him for letting my little baby touch the snake! Notice how he is holding the head of the snake far away from Malia. Tell me it doesn't just give you the willies though!!
Here is Zachary (almost 10 months) and Malia playing together.

Thanks Troy and RaeLynne for being such a good Uncle and Aunt to my kids!


Anonymous said...

wow! i'm impressed! i'm a snake hater myself too :P that is neat that you are so close to your brother :) looks like great family :) and i hope your birthday was awesome! (p.s. you don't look a day over 21) :)

tracy said...

i got the chills just looking at the snakes - ew! and the snakes ate rats??? are you sure they weren't mice? mice are ok, but rats? ;(

Nate and Tami said...

It's fun to look at the pictures and I am glad they had fun but I am kind of glad I wasn't there. We do have a pretty great family don't we?

David said...

ooooh! fun!

Rae Lynne and Troy Later said...

I love you too Tausha! Your kids are so great it is easy to love them. I'm so glad we live so much closer to your family so our kids can play together too. It's a wonderful thing :)