Friday, April 20, 2012

Say Hello to Our Little Friend!

My husband is currently building a cottage just a few minutes drive from our house. If the weather is nice, we like to go down to the jobsite and visit. My girls enjoy the monkey swing that hangs in a big old tree on the property as well as exploring the lakeside.

As we were leaving today, I just happened to look down and noticed what appeared to be a toy turtle right next to my foot. I pointed it out to my girls we discovered that it was a REAL turtle.

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This is little Togo.  Isn’t he (she?) adorable?

We decided to bring it home and set up a habitat so that we could take care of it and observe it for a week or two.  Then, we’ll take it back to the lake and set it free.

I must admit, Togo is ridiculously cute.  Every time I peer into the habitat, I catch myself saying, “Awwwwww….”

IMG_0040 Look how tiny!

I just love how, even on days when I don’t have much by way of planned homeschooling on our agenda, something comes along that inspired research and learning!

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