Richard's mom came up for a short visit today. We met at Cracker Barrel for blueberry pancakes (yum) and she took the kids to get a couple more school outfits which was fun (although Nathaniel really would have rather had a new video game). Spent the afternoon in the pool and then to the Italian Courtyard for dinner (HA Jen!)
We found this rather large and impressive guy in the bushes outside the house ~
Not sure what kind of spider it is but I'm staying the hell away from it! Kudos to Richard for the amazing picture though ~ mine came out all blurry.
*update: I did a bit of research and this is a female argiopes spider. It is not poisonous ~ although a bite could cause an allergic reaction. It is also not aggresive and is helpful in keeping insects under control so I think we'll let it stay.