Then later tonight while returning from the store I spotted this little guy on our sidewalk.
That's Princess Sparkley's tiny hand (notice the adorable crooked pinky). This is my little girl who is scared of just about all creatures, except apparently turtles and tortoises. We were at a zoo in Des Moines, IA and she reached in and touched the giant tortoises nose. Touching a caged zoo animal is probably not the greatest thing, but we were proud of her for her braveness. And now this, holding a baby turtle in her hand. This is probably the third turtle we've saved since moving to Kansas. (When I say we, I of course mean my husband. I'm not picking them up and carrying them around). At least I hope by moving them to the creek we've been saving them all. Maybe this makes us even for the turtle we ran over before moving here.