Wednesday, April 15, 2015

snappy ... our turtle for a day

Lily was pawing in the back corner of our yard yesterday before I picked the kids up from school.  She wouldn't come inside, so I wanted out to see her playing with a turtle.  Just Monday evening Layla mentione she'd love to have a turtle of her own, so I knew I had to catch this creature!

I scooped it up with a tupperware and  when the kids got home from school we created a habitat for what they called 'Snappy.'

Snappy is gigantic and we had hopes of keeping him/her, but dang what a boring life for a wild turtle.  We decided to let it go the next day.  It sure was a fun day having a turtle though.  The kids googled how to make a habitat.  They found out what turtles eat, and that they have to have an inch or so of water to potty in.  Anyway, how fun huh?!?  We're loving our wild kingdom backyard.  First birds and now a turtle.  I'm sure the turtle was making it's way down the creek bed to the lake.

Good bye Snappy, maybe we'll see you again soon!

Friday, April 10, 2015

all week, every week...

...our lives are consumed with soccer!

and we love it.

I'm so proud of these kids and their dedication.

We had soccer practice 3 days this week and games 2 days this week.  These munchkins are busy and they don't seem to mind.  I think they do sleep well at night!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter and baby bird eggs

We had a fun Easter!

Since we just got back from Ohio and didn't want to go grocery shopping we decided to eat our Easter lunch at our favorite Mexican food restaurant.  

One of my favorite things as a child was eating fried fish on Easter Sunday.  We'd always have a fish fry with hush puppies and the works!  So, I felt I should have fish tacos for lunch.  They never disappoint and I love the flavor of the corn tortillas.

Layla ordered table side guacamole, and it was delicious!

We always switch who sits by who when we dine out.  Does your family fight over who sits by who like ours does?  

Silly little egg face!

The birds hatched!  They are starving!  We watched all day as the mom and daddy birds monitored the nest and fed the babies!  It's such a wonderful learning experience for the kiddos!!

Happy Easter!  I hope your day was great!!