Thursday, September 29, 2011

Gone Batty!

Today Ella and I made these bat cupcakes, I think she liked them. The next to last picture is Phil with bat ears in the science museum. In the last picture, Ella is hanging upside down to show you how bats sleep. When I was a little girl, I was out at twilight and a bat swooped down on my head. They aren't really attacking people when they do this, it's more likely that they are going after an insect near your head. They can catch well over a thousand insects an hour, mostly mosquitoes. That's why a lot of people around here have put up bat boxes. But a recent article in the paper now says that's not a good idea. Bats can inhabit your attic, they only need a quarter inch to enter, and they return to where they were born year after year. I say they should stay in their caves.


"I run to you, God; I run for dear life...
You're my cave to hide in, my cliff to climb.
Be my safe leader, be my true mountain guide.
Free me from hidden traps; I want to hide in you.
I've put my life in your hands.
You won't drop me, you'll never let me down."
Psalm 31 -  The Message

30 comments:

Sharon said...

I just love your cupcakes, what an ingenious bit of fun that is!

Karin said...

You're having fun again with your little one! That's great! Good job on the cupcakes.

Not a good idea to allow bats into your house. Breathing in the guano can cause serious lung disease, etc. They should be professionally removed if an infestation has started.

reanaclaire said...

oh..then i must rear a bat in my house! hahaha.. lots of mozzies esp at night..i got to wear long pants and spray something before i sit down and work at night.. :) maybe the bat will eat them up! :)

SquirrelQueen said...

Those bat cupcakes are just adorable, I'll bet they taste delicious. I like Ella's demonstration of a sleeping bat.

Several years ago we had our motor home set up near an old, abandoned farm house. There were bats living in the attic. We loved watching them fly out late in the evening. It was also fun to watch them dive for bugs. Can you tell I like bats?

Sandra said...

the cupcakes are really cute, what fun to make them and EAT them. Ella makes a sweet cute bat! when the bats swoop close to me I scream a little LOL. i would never ever try to attract them, but i don't mind the few i see in our neighborhood. that is a great shot of the sweet little guy in the header. he actually looks cute

From the Kitchen said...

Don't know which I like better: Ella and her cupcakes or Phil and his ears!! Actually, I think your whole post is a little "batty"!!

Have a great weekend!

Best,
Bonnie

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Cute cupcakes! I've always liked bats. I gave my dad a bat house for his birthday this year. He hung it on a tree, but hasn't checked to see if he has bats yet.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Incredible....they look scrumptious. I'd give my ovaries for a cupcake right now!!!

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Jeanne said...

What cute cupcakes! I don't think I want anything that attracts bats even if they do eat mosquitoes! I've had them sweep down close to me on my evening walks and I didn't like it at all!

LC said...

Bats must be the Halloween trend this year. Stella, one of our 3-year-old granddaughters told her mom she wants to be a bat for Halloween. Mom replied, "OK, you can be the baby bat and I will be the OLD bat!"

Loved this post, especially your and Ella's baking, Ella's bat demonstration and Phil's ears!

Remington said...

What a fun post! BTW -- I do have Angry Birds HD and the Seasons one....not Rio yet....sure are fun!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Your cupcakes are too cute for words - bet they also tasted yummy. Bats are quite wonderful animals. We have many here on our lake and I often stay out just to see the bats fly around eating up the bugs. Have a super good day today!

Lynn said...

Love the cupcakes. Have never thought of making bat cupcakes, probably cause they totally freak me out (real bats) but these are so darn cute! Ella is just such a darling! As for the tea, yes I really love it. It's citrusy, kind of like a cranberry or raspberry tea would be. I only use one packet of spenda in the mug with two tea bags and I steep it probably 8 minutes or so. I have a large collection of dainty tea cups that I do love and do use but when I make this tea, I just want to hunker down and enjoy a full mug. Enjoy Ella and the cupcakes and Phil looks cute with "wings".

Maple Lane said...

What cute cupcakes! Hope you have a very nice weekend.

missing moments said...

Those cupcakes are precious! How fun and how fun are you!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Bat cupcakes I can handle and enjoy,real ones is a different story.

George said...

We have bats behind a shutter on our garage. We've tried to discourage their return, but so far have not been very successful.
I like both your cupcakes and Ella's demonstration.

Stephanie V said...

Cute idea for cupcakes...it looks like they're going down well :)

Darlene said...

What a great use for chocolate! I'm gonna have to remember that idea! Ella is adorable!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

You and I are so much alike, i am out on the patio each night watching them. I wish they would swoop closer to eat the mosquitoes that are eating me while out there.

I love how you are creating memories for grands by doing stuff with them. these bat cupcakes are sweet looking.

LV said...

Nothing batty about you or your post. Always such a pleasure to see what you will offer us next. A perfect day to spend with the sweet the little girl.

Chatty Crone said...

DO you remember when we had a bat in the house - it was so scary. I'm not sure i would like that around my hose or not! You looked like you had a lot of fun.

sandie

Regina said...

Yes, the have a bad stigma attatched to them but I know they are just spooky to look at. I'd like a bat or two and maybe a cave to keep one in to tackle all the mosquitos! Psalms is good Ginny- thanks

Regina said...

That's dumb..I forgot to say how cute Ella is and those cookies look fabulous! The bat in your header looks like he's coming for a bite!

Glenda said...

You are so creative; love the cupcakes, and I'm sure they taste wonderful. Ella must have loved putting them together - and eating them!

"He won't drop me" . . . and that's a promise!

Ann said...

You were not traumatised by the bat? You must have been a very brave girl.

Bobbi said...

Great cupcakes. And they're chocolate... my favorite!! Love the pictures, Ginny. Nice bat wings, Phil!
When I was about 10 I captured a bat that had flown into our neighbors door, put it in a jar and pounded holes in the lid, and called him Barnabas. Needless to say, Barnabas didn't live any longer than 24 hours and yes, there was a funeral. Now, looking back, as I think about it... all I can say is EWWWW!

DawnTreader said...

I don't think I've ever seen a bat in real life. I could eat one of those cakes, though! :)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

You have talent to make those yummy looking cupcakes!

Rose said...

Those look delicious!