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The Turtle with Half a Leg ~ Moments to Remember

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Moments to Remember was developed as a simple way to look back on our week as homeschoolers and find photos that encompass the memories we want to remember. 

The week may have been tough, there may have been more bumps than smiles, but in the end these are the moments that keep us going, the ones we need to remember.

Last year the kids were so excited to find a turtle roaming around in our yard. Of course they wanted to keep him forever, but we convinced them to release him back into the wild {you all can hear the sarcasm in my voice here, right?}.

This turtle was special in his own way because one of his front legs is partly missing. The kids thought this was amazing because one of their grandmothers is missing part of her arm. They immediately had to call her and tell her of the special turtle that was just like her.

Except it was a turtle.

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Laurianna’s drawing of Skipperty the half-legged turtle

It was so special to McKenna, that Laurianna drew her a picture of the turtle, so she had something to remember him by forever and ever {amen}. He was also somehow dubbed ‘Skipperty’ {don’t ask…I have no idea why}.

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Imagine McKenna’s JOY when she was watering the garden this week, found a turtle to play with, and it was Skipperty!

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Somehow we convinced the kids to let him go again, although they were quick to find him again the next day. {Incidentally, this turtle can move FAST for missing part of his front leg.}

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And in completely unrelated turtle news, we tried to cook an egg on the sidewalk today in the 100 degree heat. Not 10 seconds after we cracked it open, the sun hid behind a cloud. We checked back 30 minutes later and it was cooking somewhat…but I just remembered that I forgot to clean it up off the walkway and should probably go take care of that before my hubby steps in half-cooked egg.


What moments do you have to share this week? {grins}

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  1. LOL He must have really liked you guys to come back.

    Have your kids read or watched the Eloise books/movies? She has a turtle named Skipperty

  2. How fun that they found him again!! LOL about the egg.. should have tried it again today.. whew it was HOT!!

  3. Aww, what a sweet little turtle! And L-O-L to the egg! I’ve always wanted to try that, but I’m pretty sure it would probably never quite work :D hee hee Thanks for the laugh!

    • It didn’t cook quite as quickly as we were hoping… :) But is was fun to try!! Next time I’ll remember to do it on tinfoil so I don’t have a mess to clean up.

  4. Tracey Monroe says

    How absolutely precious! I have loved animals and nature since I was a child, and my sisters often remind me how I was especially drawn to those that were the weaker ones … the Lord gave me a soft spot that He has used in many ways throughout my life. Bless their hearts! I love how they called Grandma to tell them about the special turtle just like her ♥ very sweet.

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