Tuesday, September 02, 2008

For Papa


It all started about 3 years ago when we went to visit my parents for the first time since they moved to Indiana. Several months before we came, my dad told Kylie that they had found some frogs in their backyard and so everytime she talked to him on the phone she would ask about the frogs and couldn't wait to see them. Inevitably those particular frogs hopped away to another home and my dad was worried that Kylie would be disappointed if there weren't any frogs. As luck would have it, a couple days before we came to visit there was a big rain storm and when they came out of a store the parking lot was filled with tons of baby frogs. It still makes me smile to picture my parents (and I'm pretty sure Jessica too) catching all these little frogs to bring home for Kylie. Of course Kylie was beyond thrilled to see so many frogs and ever since then her and Papa have had a little frog thing going on. He was cute and got her a stuffed frog for her birthday that she loves and she always tries to pick out birthday and father's day cards for him that have frogs on them. She adores her Papa and I love the cute relationship that they have. So this past week we had a huge monsoon storm and we were surprised to find this big frog doing the back stroke in our pool (where the heck does a frog come from in the middle of the desert??). Jason caught it and saved it to show the kids when they woke up in the morning. As soon as Kylie saw it, the first thing she said was "I have to call Papa!" then she insisted that I take pictures to show him. They were excited to have a pet for a day until we released it into the wild (if you can consider the little man made pond in our neighborhood "the wild").

Frogs, snails and puppy dog tails....well, maybe not. Jayden thought he was brave enough to touch the frog, but as soon as he did it hopped and totally freaked him out. He screamed like a girl. After that this is as close as they would get to it (you can't even see it, it's a tiny speck in the grass about 10 ft away from them)

7 comments:

Ricky and Janessa Cazier said...

That is a big frog! That whole frog thing with dad is so sweet. I love it!!! That last picture of the two of them observing the the frog from a "safe distance" is so funny! Jayden looks so tall and big kiddish! Hey, are you going to post any beach pictures? I want to see them!

MommyRohner said...

That is so cute. I love it when grandpas are into their grandkids and have special relationships with them. Brings tears to my eyes.

The shelves are great! It was like Christmas on saturday.

Pays said...

How sweet is that? I bet she just melts you dads heart. I love it. You look fabulous, by the way. You hot mamma!

marcee said...

Screamed like a girl? It always makes me laugh when my 8 year old son does that! So cute...

BTW- maybe we shouldn't sit (or even stand) by each other in YW anymore. You aren't a very good example to all of those beehives with all of your chatter!

Jodee said...

That is a big frog! I bet he was loving the warm pool! He He, that's funny that Jayden screamed like a girl, I bet Jason loves that you posted that!

Andrea said...

That is so sweet! I can't believe you found a frog in your swimming pool! Great story!

Tasha & Michael +2 said...

My kids loved the frog pics... cute cute cute... Also my friend Robyn (from the girls trip) would like to check out your site. Can you add her on, she is listed under my friends. :)