Welcome to Life at the Holman's.

Within this blog, you will find everything from recipes to school ideas to everyday fun stuff and things we have learned along the way. From time to time you will find just a tidbit of our journey here in Oklahoma. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Meet JJ!

JJ is my wonderful 7 year old son.  JJ is just finishing up first grade.  We have about 4 more weeks, and we will complete the school year.  He is quite a boy, and he is ALL boy!

One of his favorite things right now is crawdad hunting.  We live about 5 miles out in the country in a little farm house, and we are surrounded by fenced-in pasture area.  Back behind our little barn is a small creek.  During the spring, there is an area of run off that stays about 1-2 feet deep.  It is a haven for the tadpoles, frogs, and crawdads.  Surrounded by weeds, blackberry bushes, and a small spindly tree, you find this crawdad and tadpole hole. 

Several times a day right now, you will find JJ out there scooping up water and looking for crawdads.  We even have a couple of “pet” crawdads that are living in a pan in the garage. 

He also loves to catch the frogs.  He is a great frog spotter.  He can see those beady eyes sticking up around the edge of the pond even when they are hidden in the weeds.  Yesterday, he caught a baby frog that was lurking on the edge of the pond.    It was only about 1 ¼ inches long and ½ an inch wide.   Of course, he does "catch-and-release" his finds (with the exception of our couple of crawdads living in the garage).

JJ and Daddy Crawdad Hunting-April 2010