This picture of Sis is unrelated. She didn't get to build a fort, but she did figure out the points of entry for the gate I put up and spends a lot of time hanging around them, hoping to slip past me. She is undoubtedly trying to dive head first down the stairs like the boys did when they were little. I also just think she is gorgeous and I like to show her off.
Speaking of unrelated news, I have managed to kill off both the hermit crabs that Junior got for his birthday. They did so little, he still hasn't noticed. He has however, begun begging for a Venus Fly Trap. He draws pictures about them, asks questions, wants to look them up on the internet and requests tooth brush stories that involve them (seriously). So, knowing Junior and his level of obsession once he gets his teeth into something, I know this subject is not going anywhere soon. As much I don't really want a carnivorous plant around the house, I have a healthy respect for the inquiring mind and am considering getting him one. There is a good chance that he will lose interest after he sees that the plant doesn't lunge to grab insects out of mid-air or chomp them with its "teeth." I have little doubt that when it comes down to it, I will have no trouble killing it off like I have with the rest of my household plants. If anyone has any insight or experience with bug eating plants, speak now (please!) I suppose I could always replace the boring hermit crabs!