Today one of Nicholas’ friends opened a lemonade stand as part of a fundraising project. Since it was a squillion degrees outside, we thought that sounded like a great way to cool off. We enjoyed the sweet lemonade and even sweeter time with our friends. There was lots of fun to be had with sidewalk chalk, face/hand painting, and bug hunting. At some time during a bug hunting excursion, my sweet little boy discovered a real “treasure” (remember – treasure is in the eye of the beholder). He came running up to me to show me his find…a toad that had been flattened by a car and then dried to a crisp in the sun. Eeewwww! The boys found a couple of these and, being the boys that they are, they all thought they were pretty cool to play with.
“A treasure to a little boy does not consist of money, gems or jewelry. He will find far greater pleasure in the wonder of a rock, pebble, stick or beetle.” — Author Unknown
…or in this case, a squished dried out toad!

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  1. Ryan would have told everyone it was worth a hundred dollars because it is RARE. I think he watches too much Antiques Roadshow.