9/20/07

Mr. Toad (the 2nd)

The first week we moved in back in January, the boys found a frog and named it Mr. Toad. How original. They kept him in the sprinkler box and would catch crickets and toss them in for him. Not a bad life for a frog until the cousins got a hold of him. Cousins came over and slid Mr. Toad down the water slide, tossed him in the pool and just played with him like he was any other pet. Well long story short, Mr. Toad did not recover. A few days after this Wyatt & Jesse came running to Dane with a very stiff and cold Mr. Toad demanding some answers. Since that time the boys have been looking for Mr. Toad’s replacement with not much luck. They can hear the frogs but have had no luck seeing and catching them. Well last week Jesse came running inside, he was so excited he could barely speak. Jesse is difficult to understand at times and with the excitement level deciphering his speech was especially difficult this time. He was trying to say Mr. Toad is back. When we finally got things translated we made our way out to the back porch where sure enough there was Mr. Toad #2. The kids hopped around following this little guy everywhere. What a fun night we had, but this time we let him go home instead of putting him in the sprinkler box where he could be subject to cousins once more.



10 comments:

Joni said...

What a super fun mom to have a slimey pet like that! I bet your kids love it!!

Webb Family said...

How fun for your boys! Did Gracie like it or did it scare her?

Neil and Tandee said...

I love their little "pet"! What fun little animal-lovers they are!

THE SEELEYS said...

I'm a little leery of being that friendly with toads unless I can be assured if I kiss them they will turn into a prince.

mommyx5 said...

I am feeling sorry for Toad #1 . I am glad T-2 did not meet the same demise. Maybe he will come back and play every now and again!!

lindsey said...

thanks for the comment. i a few short months we will be just across the street :)

truschke said...

Oliver keeps saying that he wants a lizard. I would rather he want a toad, but the dog would eat both. Hey I need your email address so I can invite you to view my blog. I only had Danes for some reason. ktruschke@gmail.com

The Richins Family said...

that toad is huge. :)
it really sounds like you guys love living on your huge lot. can't wait!!
i just tagged you!

Heather said...

Yay for toads! Certainly can't find any of their kind hopping around in my backyard. How fun for your kids to have so much room and little critters hopping around to play with.

Crazymamaof6 said...

awesome toad!