Friday, June 19, 2009

Meet Fred the Frog...or Toad, rather...

The kids and I were out in the backyard yesterday afternoon when Ellie spotted this little guy near our swing set. She was SOOOOO excited. Right away, she named him Fred the Frog. I couldn't bear to tell her this was a toad. Minor difference.....right?
Here is Ellie contemplating if she should touch Fred or not. She REALLY wanted to!
Getting closer.....
And closer. After I took this picture Mr. Fred hopped and Ellie, Reid, and I all jumped, too!
Reid liked the hopping! (and how appropriate...look at Reid's shirt!!!! Pure coincidence!)
In awe of Fred because he was hopping all over the place. Look at Reid's face. He has no clue what to think!
So, of course, when you find something as cool as HAVE to catch him and put him in your "bug house", right???? So, we did just that. Mama had the lovely job of catching Fred. Thank goodness I had some garden tools nearby to scoop him up with. The kids LOVED watching him close up.
Ellie was so excited. She couldn't wait to show everyone Fred. In fact, both sets of grandparents had to come by to see Fred....and Daddy, of course had to see him, and we even went over to show our neighbor who was out doing yard work (Thanks, Mr. Brower!).
Ellie and Fred.....(she asked me to keep him in her room...ummmmmm.......)
So, we had a brief science lesson on animals who really shouldn't live in plastic bug houses for too long, and Ellie finally agreed to let Mr. Fred go. We went on with our evening and right before bedtime, Ellie found the perfect spot to free Mr. Fred.......under the swing set where we found him. I am sure she will be looking for him later today!


Joy Howse said...

How sweet. Love frogs, well the cute ones on paper, shirts, and of course figurines. I don't think I could have caught Fred myself, I would have been jumping around myself everytime he made a move. Hope she is able to say hello to her friend today.

John, Shannon, Broderick, Camden, and Adalynn said...

so cute!!!!

And we are on the other side of PA (about a hour and half from NYC). We would still LOVE to drive to Pittsburgh and meet you....well see you! I feel we have already met via blogging! Would love to schedule something! Do you have my regular email and we can chat?

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am so glad you are here. I am going to try and show you the average life of a 5 year old from my perspective. Mommy and Daddy will help me along the way if I get stuck.

Let me first introduce my family to you. I am Ellie. I am a 6 year old. I live in Ohio with my Mommy, Daddy, little brother Reid, and dog, Sophie. My mommy is a teacher. She teaches nine and ten year olds and loves it. She has been teaching for twelve years. My daddy works with computers. He works hard everyday.

We all love spending time together. I have wonderful grandparents and a terrific extended family. I am a very lucky girl. Thank you for visiting my page. Write to me any time. I love getting mail!!!

Many blessing to you all.

Little Ski (Ellie)

Mommy and me having cuddle time at Hocking Hills.

Told ya, my hair can be wild! And you thought I was kidding!

Hmmm, Blue's Brother's perhaps?