I feel... busy. So I'll keep it brief with the verbiage and just post some pics. It is astonishing to me that I remembered to bring my camera anywhere at all this weekend let alone everywhere...

We found this little guy on Sunday morning. He had just hatched and climbed out of a little hole in the dirt carrying a tiny mound of dirt on his back. We cleaned him off and posed him for the camera.

Since the turtle was found after the front door was locked, I stuffed the camera into the diaper bag and amused myself while nursing in the baby room by taking terrible photos. No, this was not during Mass... at least I don't think it was. It might have been.

I had really hoped that the dirt pile would be gone by this time and replaced with a lawn. Since it is not, the children are certainly making the best of things and have carved it into a muddy haven. Here you can see the steps that were finally added this weekend.


Thanks be to God for these moments!

Posted on September 6, 2011 .