Friday, September 30, 2011

Fun Friday

Here's your puzzle for the week. The reason I picked this puzzle is because it reminded of me of my little adventure last weekend. We took the twins ATVing through the woods and stopped at a pond to look for snail shells. I spotted a baby toad hopping amongst the fallen leaves. He blended in well because of his brown and orange coloring. The girls saw me watching the toad and ran over to catch him. I was afraid they'd accidentally squish him, so I grabbed the little guy. Man, was he feisty. Escaping was the only thing on his mind. Luckily, toads are harmless. Although, I have to admit, I've never actually held one before.

When I was a kid, we used to go into ditches and catch frogs' eggs, minnows, and snails. One year, I brought my collection home and put them in an aquarium. It was fun to watch the eggs hatch into tadpoles and then transition into frogs. Of course, at that point, as much as my mom had been a trooper up until then, the frogs had to go. She didn't want to have any little green dudes hopping around our living room floor. I wouldn't have minded one bit. So, we drove to the nearest river and let the frogs go. Then, whenever we passed that place, my dad would imitate croaking sounds as a tribute. Maybe I'll do the same for my kids one day.

Puzzle deleted.

I swear I'm getting worse instead of better with these darn things. My time was 4:48. What was yours?

What are your plans for the weekend?  We haven't decided yet. It'll depend how much work I still have on my plate by the end of today. Have a good one!

Lynnette Labelle


  1. It's been a while since I've done a puzzle. Thanks Lynnette!

  2. 3:36. That was a tough one because of all the green.

    Have a great weekend.

  3. My time was 3:57. I use to catch frogs, toads, snakes, snails, and crayfish as a kid. We'd keep them in our pool. I haven't seen a frog hopping around in years, though.

    Have a good weekend! :)

  4. 4:41 my brother and I used to catch frogs when we were kids at the cottage. We'd keep them in our parents' cooler much to their dismay (lid off of course) until we let them go.

  5. Elle: Thanks for stopping by.

    LD and Alex: You and Alex need to let me in on your secret. How do you guys solve these puzzles so fast? My problem is my hand/mouse coordination or lack thereof. LOL

    Dawn: LOL That's too funny! I hope there wasn't any food in there.

    Lynnette Labelle