Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Toad's Life

.... at least when spending time with Zoe and Ella ...


Quite a few weeks ago the girls found this big guy in our neighbor's window well:

Since they were both really little Ella and Zoe have loved finding toads, frogs, caterpillars, worms, beetles, bugs and even spiders.  They hold them, study them, talk to them, talk about them and play with them, before releasing them back to their natural habitat.  There are many times where one of the girls is holding a toad while biking around the back, or has a beetle on the boogie board in the pool, or a tree frog in the trampoline.

After they took turns holding this little guy (we did find out 'he' actually was a 'he', and that when he chirped it was not because he was so happy he was singing, but because he was feeling anxious) ....

.... they gave him the royal treatment, Ella and Zoe style.

He took a ride on a motorcycle,

went for a drive in a red convertible,

and went horseback riding.

He relaxed while waiting patiently ....

.... for his after play time snack .....

.... and then relaxed some more while listening to some music.

After he checked out the toilet,

he took a bath ....

.... and even posed for some photos with a blue flower accessory.


Before bedtime Ella got thinking about how some frogs are actually a prince, and wondered if the same is true with toads .....

She was really, really .....

..... really curious,
but decided to blow him a kiss instead .....

.... and then it was time for Toadie to go to bed.

8 comments:

Grama Dianne said...

these pictures are great. somehow you must have them printed and made into a book. I KNOW that kids would love to see it as well as adults.......

Annie said...

The girls were looking to the pictures and were impressed. They ask me lotssssssss of questionsssssss,haha it was so funny.

I love their spirit for animals. My girls are afraid of them.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

LOL! I love the pics on him on the motorcycle and sitting in the lounge chair. Too funny.

Taylor said...

LOLOLOL!!! Those are too cute, toad-ally adorable!(sorry couldn't stop myself from typing that).

That motorcycle picture is priceless!!

Joe and Jane said...

Wow, that is one easygoing toad!!

BakingInBows said...

I actually laughed out loud. Those pictures are wonderful!
I think it is so great that these little princess, girlie girls love all of God's creatures- even the ugly ones! :)

gille said...

Oh my goodness I love, love, love these pictures! That is so cute! I love the motorcycle photo! What a fun day! I hope you are doing great my friend! Did you see the movie yet? Have a wonderful day!

Mama Hen

Mama Hen said...

Oh brother, I am at my mom's house right now and I am using her computer, so my comment came out with her account. I forgot to log her out first before using her computer. Anyway, she saw the pictures too and thinks the pictures are so adorable also! Take a look at how cute her baby picture was! :) I love my mom! Have a great day!
Mama Hen