So last night we were outside kinda late and we saw a frog in the yard. Wyatt was so excited he desperately wanted to put it in his new bug house he got for his birthday. Just for a few minutes to look at it and then to let it go. We agreed but sadly couldn't catch him. He was sneaky! But tonight was not his lucky night - we found him in the garage! The boys were so adorably excited and Noah insisted that they get out their Nature Journals and draw him. So they did!
I was really tickled by how excited they were. I mean, it was just a normal frog. I thought it was so cute that Noah wanted to put it in his journal. You know, that journal I bought them with these grand ideas of Charlotte Mason inspired nature walks we would be taking. We've had them for a year. And this was the second entry. ;) Noah even went and got his Amphibians Field Guide to try and figure out which kind he was. He found that book at an antique shop for $1 and he adores it - so glad finally got to officially use it!
Of course we immediately took him outside to let him go. We do not like to keep wild animals captive in our house! I wish I wasn't too lazy to scan in Wyatt's drawing. It is hysterical - he drew this big house and then a tiny red frog about the size of a fly. Guess I need to better explain that we are supposed to try and use accurate colors in our journals! And don't you love Wyatt's too small jammies? I should get rid of them but they are just so funny. :)