Monday, June 15, 2009

A Little Boy's Treasure

Today one of Nicholas' friends opened a lemonade stand to raise money for the Heifer Mission project in Mozambique. Since it was a squillion degrees outside, we thought that sounded like a great way to cool off. We enjoyed the sweet lemonade and even sweeter time with our friends. There was lots of fun to be had with sidewalk chalk, face/hand painting, and bug hunting.

At some time during a bug hunting excursion, my sweet little boy discovered a real "treasure" (remember - treasure is in the eye of the beholder). He came running up to me to show me his find...a toad that had been flattened by a car and then dried to a crisp in the sun. Eeewwww! The boys found a couple of these and, being the boys that they are, they all thought they were pretty cool to play with.



"A treasure to a little boy does not consist of money, gems or jewelry. He will find far greater pleasure in the wonder of a rock, pebble, stick or beetle." -- Author Unknown

...or in this case, a squished dried out toad!

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