Tuesday, December 15, 2009

School day blues... Day 398 15DEC09

Joshua was singing the school day blues today. He is a little behind due to his unexpected visit to the TCA unit last week. So today was time to knuckle down a bit and start trying to get caught back up. Necessary but not much fun. He did pretty good, not too much resistance.

For a break this afternoon we decided to load up and go visit the manatee center to see how many have come in for the winter so far. On the way I noticed a small turtle in the middle of the road so we turned around to go pick him up. We managed to rescue him successfully, I use the term him but I really have no idea one way or the other. Joshua immediately wanted to know if we could take it home and put it in the back yard. We tried to explain that it was a wild creature and needed to stay that way but he was not hearing us at the moment. When we got to the manatee center we put the turtle in the grass on the other side of the fence in an area that is part of the preserve and told Joshua if he was still sitting there when we got back we would take him home. We proceeded to have a great time looking at all the fish and manatees that are staying for the winter. There were a bunch of manatee and several huge tarpon swimming around. Of course by the time we got back the turtle had vanished back into the wild where he belonged. Joshua was okay with that and didn't get upset. We left and came home to relax for the remainder of the evening. He was too small to play with Caesar anyway...


Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

Manatee time!!!!!! Whoooooowhooooo - wish I could have been there. Glad the little turtle found a new home place.

Sorry to be so late getting to your news for today. It was a bit crazy here.

Keep kickin butt Mighty Warrior.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,


Jamie(Sister) said...

Oops my comment for this is on the day before :) love you