Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ladybugs

Did you know that a ladybug won't fly if the temperature is under 55 degrees Fahrenheit?  Or that her spots fade as she ages?  I always thought that the number of spots indicated the age of a ladybug, but this is not true, rather it's an indication of their species.  She'll also bite you if you squeeze her, but the bite won't hurt.  Can you tell I'm itching for spring?  In actuality, Feb 27th would have been my grandfather's 82nd birthday and for some reason I always think of him when I see a ladybug.  I found out I was pregnant with Stella just days after he passed away and it was the best illustration of the circle of life.  I just know he'd get a kick out of my little ladybug had he met her.     
In other buggie news, I discovered Babybug, a magazine for little ones.  Makes me think of the days I'd race home to find a fresh copy of Seventeen waiting for me in my room.  I'm sorry I missed the boat on these (recommended for 6mo - 2y) because if Stella isn't engrossed in a book, she's flipping through the pages of a Pottery Barn Kids catalogue as though she's seriously contemplating redecorating her room.  This would make for a very thoughtful gift. 


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5 comments:

JMW said...

Oh, wish I had known about that magazine, too! I remember the days of pouring over Seventeen and YM! I never knew that about Ladybugs - thanks for sharing some interesting info!

Evie said...

I love ladybugs, and I have heard that if one lands on you it's supposed to be lucky? And yes it is Ashley S. that I'm friends with! She looked adorbes last night.

Mo Pie, Please said...

I love this post, so many sweet things! I've always loved ladybugs. I think it's amazing that you found out about Stella just days after he passed. LIfe is funny that way, right? And she flips through the catalogue? That is so stinking adorable!

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

I love the sweetness of the story about your grandpa and your little one...I love how life makes a circle. Ladybugs are one of my favorite little critters too! xoxo

Katie said...

We have BabyBug- a gift from my dad's cousin- and have been enjoying it still! In fact, she just renewed it for another year and we are so happy. Libby and Drew are the same way- they get so excited when the new one arrives and we read the entire thing as our story that same night. It really is a great gift!