Sunday, May 31, 2009

Bye-bye turtle

On Joey's way home from a meeting a couple of Saturdays ago, he found a teeny turtle walking across the road in our subdivision. Being the nice guy he is, he scooped it up(without touching it-we don't want Salmonella over here) into a box in his car and brought the little guy home. The kids were so excited! They wanted to keep him of course, but we know better than that. We had him as our "pet" for maybe half an hour that Saturday. Then we took the kids to a nearby park with a lake and lots of space so that we could release him there. We found the little guy an awesome new home and I know he was happy. I saw him smile, thats how I know:)
Go turtle go!
I even heard a tiny, "Thank you!' as he slid into the lake and swam away. Thats what I told the girls. They just laughed. Why don't they ever believe me? Oh, thats right, I'm silly. After we said our goodbyes, we let the kids play at the play area nearby. You can't take your kids near a park and not let them play, right?
Aubrey had fun hanging around.
Ella smiled pretty.
And Cali tasted the sweet morning air on the tip of her tongue.It was a nice Saturday morning. Thanks to a little turtle.


Patty said...

What a cute little turtle. Joey is such a fun dad. I love the picture of Cali tasting the morning air. Too cute!!

Devri said...

Cali and that cute tongue is priceless! And that turtle, hmmm my kids would have cried for us not to let it go!

Tara D. said...

Is this song for the turtle? I hope he doesn't forget, that would be sad. hee hee
That little turtle got lucky; he could've easily become roadkill today. But thanks to Joey, he's ALIVE!!!! Looks like a great Saturday morning, love the pics. :)

Grammy Staffy said...

I am glad that you had a nice Saturday yesterday. I know that your heart is heavy so I am glad that you could get out with Joey and the girls.... and find Tiny a new home.

I mentioned you in my post tonight. I hope that is OK.
I am sending you lots of love.
I hope that you are feeling better.
May God bless you dear Holly.
Love, Grammy Lura

Tonya said...

What a lucky little turtle... I am sure He will never forget you all. Maybe he will come visit one day soon.

Marie Rayner said...

What an adorable little turtle! I always wanted a turtle when I was a kid. I always thought they were so cute. How humane and wonderful that you did this with your girls as a family. You taught them another valuable lesson in a really fun way as well. You and Joey are just the best! XXOO

Jan said...

Cute little turtle - -and I KNOW he (she?) said a nice sweet quiet thank you!

Fun family times are wonderful. And you are all in our prayers. Love you, Holly.

Jan said...

Run turtle run.... I hardly think so. Such a cute thing.

ACDC2005 said...

What a little cutester! Well at least he got saved and you got to have a little fun with him!

Sheba's Mommy said...

Hi Holly!

I don't know if I've ever posted a comment on your blog page before, but I always see your comments on Facebook and they are always delightful! I enjoy reading every comment you make, you always sound like you enjoy life to its fullest. Even though I don't always comment on the Twilight blog page, it doesn't mean that I'm not keeping up, it only means that for some reason my computer gets weird when I get on that page and often doesn't let me make a comment on there...very strange. Anyway, hope to talk to you later.


Sheba's Mommy said...

P.S.-I LOVED your tiny turtle story and the pics that went along with it! It was wonderful!

Becca said...

How fun. Those girls will remember it forever. What a great family moment!

cyndi/mom/nana said...

Ahhh man that little guy could live in my pond. Darn!!! oh well at least he/she is alive and enjoying a bigger space. Good job son saving the little guy. I think I see a smile too. Turtles are lucky I thhhhhhhhhhink? Cute pictures of the girls and their favorite kinda things to do.