The boys channeled their inner-Alex this week and held this lovely rat snake. Eek! Even Katie asked for a turn…looks like I’m the only one over here who’s happier to see a snake on the other side of glass (no pictures of Katie holding it…she didn’t ask until the reptile man had already moved on…maybe next time!). The boys were truly thrilled to hold the snake (whispering to one another, “Wait til we tell Alex!”); I was truly thrilled when the reptile man pointed to Joseph’s sweatshirt and exclaimed, “Would that be Hanahan, South Carolina?” Down here in the depths of Texas, not many people have heard of Hanahan, my only claim to roots. Turns out he’s ex-military and had been stationed in Charleston at one point. Small world.