Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Something funny, something sad, and something awesome
SAD: Yesterday we saw a turtle crossing the road, so I stopped the van and jumped out and grabbed him. I have to admit I felt a little heroic having saved him from being ran over by a car. The kids were very excited- and I've been on the lookout for one ever since the last we had escaped. I grabbed the recycling bin and through him in. The kids were playing with him all morning- bringing him vegetables- making sure he had water and grass to play in.
We went to the pool for a couple hours- and as I'm putting Avery down for her nap, Jackson comes inside- in tears. The turtle was dead. I went out to check on him- and yep- he baked to death in the sun. So, I'm thinking we need to take a little turtle break.
AWESOME: As I'm driving home, I saw one of those plastic playgrounds out on someone's curb- with a sign on it that said FREE. I pulled over so fast- and stuffed it in the back of the van the best I could, with half of it hanging out, pulled slowly home and wa-la! New playground. I LOVE FREE STUFF. :) The kids were so stoked. I think it almost made up for the turtle death.