Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Swamp Study

American Bullfrog caught and
released by Isaac

Wood frog caught and released by Jacob

Yesterday we went back to the little creek that runs behind our house. The boys caught frogs and tried soothing mud masks on their feet, legs and hands! Even Lauren got in on the fun. I wasn't planning on going back to the stream but she kept saying, "wa-wa" and pointing to where to boys had gone. So, being the good mommy, I gave in and we followed the trail that the boys have worn down from their many trips to the creek. Thankfully she had on her rubber boots, because she wanted to wade in the creek too! She had a great time splashing! I enjoyed the beauty and solitude of the nature around me (except for the 4 ticks I picked off my clothes). Needless to say, it was to the garden hose I herded them when we were done. They scrubbed as they pranced around in the cold water. Then they each chose one of the big rocks, that line our driveway, to sit upon while they dried in the sun. After they dried off some, I had them head for the shower, they had a certain swamp odor about them that needed to be scrubbed off! We all had a great time. I didn't even mind the 4 sets of clothes that I had to pre-treat and scrub!

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