Looking for the turtleSo my mom has this Japanese garden in her yard complete with a tea house and koi pond. Someone had given her a turtle a while ago and it had been living a peaceful existence in my mom's pond until the arrival of Alex and Ava. Everyday Alex wanted to go outside and see the turtle and everyday he would ask if we could catch the turtle. We did catch it a couple of times so the kids could see it up close but after that I told them we needed to leave the turtle alone and to just watch him in the water.
Getting ready to throw some rocksAnother favorite activity of Alex and Ava's was throwing rocks into the pond. That didn't drive my mom crazy or anything.