Here is Ellie contemplating if she should touch Fred or not. She REALLY wanted to!
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 Fred...you 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!