Thursday, June 25, 2009

The pit of despair

Cue: Wierd troll guy from The Princess Bride
"You're in the pit of despair. Don't even think about ...don't even think about trying to escape..."

This is one of the window wells in the back of the addition.
How many toads do you count?

We have always had our wealth of toads in the back yard. The boys really enjoy this. It's also fun to watch the scurry when the lawn mower heads their way (don't worry, Dave's only hit one). This year, we've found quite a few...but not as many as previous years. Now we know why. They're hiding out in the window wells. Last night, I pulled 8 out of two wells. This morning, there were four in this well and two in the other. You'd think they would know to steer clear of entrapment once they've been released from the Pit of Despair. But..nooooo, they just keep jumping back in. One of these days, I'll let Adam know just where they're all hiding. Then they can be his captives. Until then, I'll just have to keep setting them free every night hoping that some day they will learn their lesson.

3 comments:

Lyndsay said...

I only see two, but I'm sure there are more I don't see.

I love your new blog header!

Sandy Hop said...

Lyndsay, there are 4 in this pic. One is under the rocks- you can barely see his eye, and the other is under the window- you can barely see the tip of this little flipper.

Joy and Randy said...

I love the albino from the Princess Bride!!! I saw one of your pits of despair and understand how they would get trapped in there. :)