Tiny bugs in lawn crawling on us!
My wife was playing with my 9-month old son today in the yard and suddenly noticed his legs were covered with these REALLY tiny insects. Luckily they washed off with a quick bath and there don't appear to be any bite marks or irritation on his feet and legs.
I came home and put my hand down in the grass in the same spot for about 15 seconds and immediately had dozens of these insects crawling all over my hand. I took some pictures of them crawling on my thumb. They're really tiny, so it's not real easy to determine what they are. The wife thinks they might be ticks, but I think it is unlikely as there isn't a real good source of food (animal blood) for them in our lawn. Plus I've never seen a tick this small before.
Pictures are here:
If anyone knows what the heck these are and whether I should be concerned, please let me know. Thanks!