Oh boy, I never thought I’d be titling a blog post, “Toots and Turds”.
This all started last Tuesday when I was taking the Woods family pictures (post below).
I saw a lizard climbing up Natalie’s leg when taking pictures. When I (semi-calmly) told her she shook him off and E was on the prowl. He has been wanting to catch a lizard for some time now.
He ran and got his container off the deck and after a few attempts (and screams from all the girls) we caught him.
He stayed in this little box overnight because we got distracted by our Life Group meeting that night.
Wednesday morning though, he woke up and was ready to take care of his lizard. He woke Ryan up (by saying, Good Morning Sweet cheeks!) and the two of them, still clothed in pajamas, headed to the garage to build a habitat.
We ended up with this old container with hole drilled in the lid and some rocks, twigs, and water bowl.
E was in heaven. He ate his cereal and just stared in awe at his new pet.
Later that evening, we deliberated over dinner what we would name him.
The final verdict: Toots.
I wish I could say that it was E’s suggestion but it really was Ryan’s.
I like to call him Mr. Toots.
On Saturday, Mr. Toots had yet to eat anything so Ryan bought some crickets at the pet store.
This turned in to quite the fiasco.
The $10 crickets jumped out and were escaping.
Instead of helping, the kids ran and screamed.
(The blond in the picture is one of my long time blog followers-who I met for the first time that day – daughter who we were babysitting. I don’t normally babysit for blog reader’s children but this one happens to be Angela’s cousin who just moved to San Antonio. Chances are they will be making more appearances on the blog.)
So Ryan’s trying to catch the crickets. The kids are screaming and hiding. I’m taking pictures.
Ryan’s yelling for them to come and help catch the $10 crickets. He yells for X to get one under the chair.
She’s about as likely as I am to go catching a cricket in her hands.
Nevertheless, they came and acted as though they were helping.
While I’m still taking pictures.
Finally, we Ryan got a cricket in Mr. Toots habitat (as I like to call it.)
We never saw him eat it but the cricket is gone.
On Sunday, E captured a frog (haven’t got a picture of him yet).
We named him Turds.
He is currently co-habitating with Mr. Toots.
And now Mr. Toots and Mr. Turds live on our kitchen table. Lovely isn’t it?
We move them to the side when we eat.
The above picture is my POTD for yesterday. FYI – that penguin was E and my craft yesterday. It isn’t really attached to the cup – E just stuck him there and thought it was hilarious.