We saw the turtle out sunning on rocks around the pond all last week.
Johnathan caught it (her, I believe) late in the day during Lilly's birthday celebration.
And again today.
It's become something of a start-of summer-vacation tradition to catch the turtle for a photo.
Beau just a few months old. Mason holding the turtle.
I think this may have been the year the turtle latched onto Johnathan's finger.
We'd already let our hard shelled friend go today, but I made the kids all sit on the steps for a photo, since they're (amazingly!) all home. Figures that they're in summer vacation mode & entirely grubby. Oh well.