Sunday, April 13, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge & Everything You Didn't Want To Know About A Toad

Well...finally finished...actually it's been sitting on my desk for about 5 hours. We've had an insane day! Today is officially the final day of spring break. Tomorrow ....school! (woohoo!) I'm sorry...but I think we all need a break from the fun! ;) Although, I am really ready for summer! It's been really fun spending more time together.

By the way! You know, I think I told you guys that we have 6 frogs! ...ok...5 now...and they aren't really frogs, they are fire belly toads. Did you know there was a difference between frogs and toads? If you did I am really impressed...and a little weirded out...just kidding! ;) I do know that frogs stick out their tongues to eat while toads just, well, eat their food....open mouth, grab the food and eat. Oh...and the food of course is live crickets. Yes, I have issues with that. Number one because it's totally disgusting but number two because yes, I feel really bad for the little crickets. The crickets?!! Whatever...

So here's are funny story about our little toads...

The other day at bedtime, Evan asks me if it's ok to take the frog...toad or not we always say frog...tank out of his room. When I ask him why he tells me they are too loud at night. Now here's what I, at this point am finding strange...I have yet to hear them make any sounds. This is another difference apparently, because they do not croak like frogs do. When I ask him what sound they are making he can't really duplicate...hey, he's only 8....so I make a mental note to listen for the frogs but tell him that I can't move the tank back and forth because they would miss him...again...he's only 8....and I realize I am the worlds worst mom at this point...total liar! But are you going to be moving a 15 gallon tank filled with gravel and water back and forth from his room every day? I'm so not!

When I get into his room to tuck him in I hear the stangest sound. Not quite a chirp...it almost sounded like ducks....like there were ducks outside his window. Ev. meanwhile is covering his head and getting ready to go to sleep. I ask what's up with the blanket and he explains that the frogs are freaking him out basically...and I realize that that is the 'duck' sound I am hearing! The frogs sound a bit like ducks!

Well after waiting in his bed with him for him to fall asleep I head to the computer to investigate. Did you know that fire belly toads make this 'chirping' sound when they are mating! If you are really ambitious in fact, I found out just how you can breed them in captivity! Aye! Ohmygoodness! Well, that explains why one of them is always climbing on to the other. I thought the little guy was just trying to get more crickets. Who knew!

All together now....EEWWWWWW!!!!!!

Moving on....Here's my card for Beate's weekend sketch challenge. I really love this sketch and yet I feel like I didn't come close to doing it justice. I was determined to use my Define Your Life stamp set and when I chose the 'unique' definition I was determined to add the letter 'U'...and then I was determined to use my little sticky letter and attach it to my close to cocoa card stock and then cover it with micro beads because it totally looks like it's covered in sugar! Why I thought that was appropriate for the word 'unique' I have no idea! Just smile and nod....

So here's the card...I started out using a different color combo but then decided I had to do the close to cocoa with the micro beads and this is where I ended up. Well...that's all I have for now. I look forward to posting more for you tomorrow. Tomorrow is the one day this week that I know we have nothing going on! I am so looking forward to a little nap after taking the boys to school in the morning. I need it!

Have a wonderful evening and I will post you soon!

7 comments:

MamaDuck said...

Oh you so crack me up! I was laughing so much that I had to read your post aloud to Jerry! Great card too!

Carolyn King said...

beautiful card---great job--love those browns.

oh my goodness too funny about the frogs--better get ready for a few more..lol!

Theresa said...

Poor Evan. I hope he can get some sleep. We used to have toad troubles ourselves. At our old house, we used to hear what we thought was a cat tipping our cat's food dish over every night. No matter how many times we tried, we could never catch it in the act.

One night I crept over very quietly and to my surprise there was a toad eating eating the cat food. He was too short to reach over the dish, but when he tried to climb in, the dish tipped over. It became a nightly ritual. He showed up just after sundown every night during warmer months. It went on for years.

Andrea, said...

Fab card, great colours and I love your froggy story, it made me laugh! Looks like you might be getting a few more!!!!!

Terrie B x said...

Oh those little froggies will be loads of litttle froggies soon!!!lol great story bles him:)
And your card is fab.."Unique" like your self Jennifer:)x

Amy said...

That is so funny! So, maybe the this stage won't last too long!

Have a great week!

Danielle Lounds said...

Oh my goodness... I almost PIMP reading about the "frogs". Too funny... so ya going to move 'em out of his room now that you know what is going on in the tank during the wee hours of the morning? BTW - Great card and welcome to Beate's Inspiration Team!