Tree Frogs, snails and turtle tails. . .That’s what little boys are made of!
A Turtle Tail
The other day we were driving home and ran across a box turtle crawling across our road. So we stopped and put him in the van to take home and examine. The funny thing was that I put him right behind my seat and in front of Jaden, we were a block from being home so I felt pretty safe with him right there – how fast can a turtle move?
All the way Evely is half crying, half screaming that the turtle would get her. Jaden kept yelling “he’s moooovin’, Mom!” We pull in the garage and I get the kids out – both of them had me carry them out of the van and they had their legs hiked as high as possible until completely free of the turtled area.
Then I go back for the turtle. . .where was the turtle? I looked and looked. I was starting to get as jittery as the kids not knowing where that thing was. Finally I found that he has slid all the way into the back.
Evely hated the turtle and cried if she got anywhere near him. Jaden promptly named him Michaelangelo after the cool Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
Here’s the turtle tail!
Gotta love the macro setting on a camera! Doesn’t he look happy to have his picture taken!
Jaden and Michaelangelo
A Froggy Friend
Two days ago, I was cleaning around the deck and found a lovely little tree frog. He was sound asleep and looked just like a rock sitting there. I called the kids and got the same response as the turtle. Evely did hold Mr. Sticky but the love immediately wore off and she began to cry and wanted him off her hands. Jaden wouldn’t leave it alone and had a pet all afternoon. Good thing the frog had a nap before Jaden got ahold of him!
It just amazes me the beauty in the creatures God made for our enjoyment. What a wonder the world around us is!
It never ceases to amaze me at the little creatures that my kids are too. The in-born responses that my baby girl has is totally opposite of the boys. Hearing her say “eeewww” at a picture of a snake or spider in her little girl voice just makes me laugh. I love seeing the diffferences in each of my children and how they are so unique.
“Marvelous are Thy works and that my soul knowest QUITE well!” ~ Psalms