Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ode de Toad

I never saw a purple toad
I hope I never see one,
But I can tell you this right now:
I'd rather see than be one.

Ah yes, I wrote "The Purple Toad"
I'm Sorry now I wrote it
But I can tell you Anyhow
I'll Kill you if you Quote it!

Sorry Ogden Nash!

I found this little guy (girl?) hanging around my rock garden. Turns out he (she?) lives in there under the rock overhang. Later in the afternoon I found him (her?) under the succulant in a nice cool, damp spot. We caught him and I let the kids pet him (her?) which made them giggle like crazy. I let ol' Toady go and she's (he?) quite comfortable in and among the flowers and rocks.

Love of the Stage

Rhetta can't get her recital off her mind. One side of the easel is a closed curtain. The other side is her on stage with the curtain open. Funny, before the recital it meant carrying her to the car to take her to dance class. Now that it's over for the summer she wants more! That's my kid!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Rhetta's Dance Debut

She was so very pleased with the performance she woke up the following day, still in her dance costume clutching her dance shoes and was out the door and ready to get in the truck to do it all over again. Too cute for words.

In the video she is the very tall one just left of center in the back row. It was all very cute, of course, and she was the best. I only wish they could have done more than one.