The kids were playing outside today (all on their own without me kicking them out!) and I suggested we take a walk. Much to my surprise, they agreed! They grabbed their safari gear and off we went.
Checking out the wildlife.
When going on a safari it’s best to wear your pajamas.
Catching tadpoles at pond number one. The kids wanted frogs and we only found tadpoles. so we decided to head over to another pond.
Pond number two. Surveying the area.
This boy. <3
Froggy girl. <3
Lex caught one!! They worked together to get it from the small container to the bigger container, gave it some grass and rocks, and a friend (they accidentally caught a stick bug as well) and then sat back and enjoyed their new pet.
Ben the Frog, or Jumpy, depending on who you ask. :)
Just a boy and his frog.
Ben the Frog/Jumpy, happy to be free again.
We found a newt on the way home, inspiring a newt-related rap for the walk home.
Life in the country. Fresh air and open spaces.
Eve really liked these flowers. The look like dandelions, but much bigger!
Life in the country. Happiness is.