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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Backyard Excitement

Well, in reading other people's blogs it sounds like the ER was a busy place on Memorial Day. Hopefully everyone is doing well now. Thankfully it was not a place we visited that day. Our excitement of the day just doesn't compare. Derek was working on his Thesis and I was taking care of the babies while the boys were playing in the backyard. We heard a commotion and went outside to see this:

Timothy found a turtle in our backyard. He had lots of fun carrying it around and playing with it. He picked it up and carried it in the house. Brian got upset with him and made him take it outside. That was the commotion-- Brian yelling at him. He is so bossy! Hmm. . . I wonder where he got that from. (No comments please!) Later we heard a commotion again and it was Andrew yelling this time. He came running in telling us that Timothy was driving the turtle around in the jeep. It had a nice ride around the backyard. They played with it all afternoon. We finally got them to leave it alone and it went to it's "habitat" according to Andrew. Timothy is always scouring the backyard for it but hasn't found it again. It scares me somewhat as to how easily he picked it up and played with it. Who knows what else he might bring in to me. Hopefully nothing too scary. In our backyard we have had squirrels, frogs, lizards, bunnies, a deer, a fox whose den with 6 baby foxes is just two houses away from us, and apparently a snake. We didn't see the snake but we saw the large skin it left behind.  You'd never know we live in the city.

Here are a few more pictures of the turtle and the boys.


Jessica S. said...

How cool is that turtle. It's going to be a busy critter summer, I'm sure :)

Suzie-Q said...

Rob says good thing it wasn't a snapper!
I'm glad that they were having so much fun outside!

Kyle and Tiffany said...

What a cool looking turtle, and how nice of it to visit for the day to keep the boys occupied. :)

Becky said...

Looks like they might be ready to visit Grandmas turtles. Hopefully you never have to see the snake.

Meagan said...

How fun. We have a rabbit that has taken up residence in our backyard. But it definitely doesn't let the kids get close.

Zoey said...

Fun really! For sure better and slower than a snake!

Yeehaw said...

It's nice to see that he wears protective head gear when playing with wild animals at least!