Sunday, June 29, 2008

water, water, water everywhere


We have enjoyed our time here in OH so far. Most of our activities have revolved around water: ponds, water pumps, swimming, and rain. Lots and lots of rain......mostly at night, but yesterday it was on and off all day.
There are many frogs in various stages of life in Grandpa's pond. They are surprisingly loud for such little things. This one is maybe three inches long and can put out quite the croak. The first time I heard it, it startled me!

The kids are trying to count the frogs without falling in. Livi has fallen in this one in the past. She was standing on a chair that is just to the front of this pond area. She leaned a bit too far on the chair back.....the chair tipped over to the pond like a bridge over a moat! I jumped into the pond with a skirt on to grab her. That little pond is about thigh deep! I hope I didn't crush any froggies.

More water in this old timey water pump. It just continually cycles through, providing just enough water to fill a little bucket over and over. Buckets of fun, I tell you!
Will has turned into a little fish. The first day he kind of paddled around the edges. The second time he wore goggles and was diving to the bottom for the little torpedo toys. He would live in there if we let him.


The kids have had fun playing with all the cousins. Though Cousin E brings out the jelly-fish (jealous) in Livi. She isn't quite sure she wants E to be loving on her daddy.

We are going over to see new baby J tonight. I can't wait to snap some shots of precious newborn fingers and toes!

Happy Sunday y'all.


11 comments:

Corey~living and loving said...

we love water and frogs here....so Sugar would be in heaven there. :)

On a limb with Claudia said...

Oh poor Livi! I bet hubby will make it right - he seems just like that. Go Will - how wonderful to discover the world of water. He'll be playing water polo in no time.

Frogs are fun! We used to have some but they "remodeled" (read: screwed up our lake and now it's a swamp with nasty stuff growing in it) and the frogs died. Sigh.

Enjoy those frogs. They are endangered world wide.

Janet said...

lol poor Livi ;-)

LOVE that water pump shot...it's mesmerizing!

MamaGeek said...

Poor Livi is right! Enjoy your OH time, it looks rather fun from this end of the monitor.

I've been TRYING to get a macro of a frog around here, so far, no luck. :O

Gina said...

I love the pump picture. Sounds like a fun trip!

Monica said...

Sounds like you're having a great time (and thanks for sharing the house pics, BTW)!

Monogram Queen said...

Sounds like y'all are having fun. I know about jellyfish, we were at the Beach and Maddie's older cousin "J" is VERY jealous of her.

gina said...

Water, frogs , and cousins- the stuff summers are made of!! Love the pics- as usual. :)

Jen said...

I love the pics, of course. I lived in Oregon for a long time, and in the Spring the frogs keep you up All Night Long with all their croaking.

Joanna said...

Livi has nothing to worry about. Hope y'all are having fun.

LaskiGal said...

Oh my . . . again with the gorgeous, beautiful faces . . .

So glad you are enjoying Ohio!!! I really hope we get a chance to meet!