Saturday, June 28, 2008

Welcome to the family...





We are (or I should really say Uly is) the proud owner of an African Dwarf Frog.  It's pretty darn adorable.

We went to the Orem Summerfest carnival last weekend - or was it the weekend before???  Anyway, Uly got to play a game where he tossed balls into cups.  You know the one.  If he got a ball into a cup, the prize was a frog.  He didn't make any of the balls into the cups but the girl who ran the game must have thought he was adorable because she gave him one anyway.  What a nice girl!  She made his night.  He forgot all about the rides and only had eyes for his little froggy.

On our way back to the car, we asked Uly what he wanted to name the frog.  Uly randomly pulled a word out of his head - Arnolkardis.  So that is our frog's name.  Arnolkardis.  Or is it Arnolcardis?  How do you verify the spelling of a word that comes from the mind of a 4 year old?

Welcome to our family, Arnolkardis!

Here is a picture to show how adorable he is:

Here is a picture to show how very small he is.  This is a normal sized fish bowl.  You know the kind...  You may recognize this fish bowl it was previously seen in another post earlier this year about Uly getting fish for his birthday.  And then how I killed them.  He still tells people, "My mom killed my fish."  Anyway back to Arnolkardis... He's teensy weensy.  Do you see him on the bottom left corner/side of the bowl?


Below is proof that Ben is still the Ben we all know and love...  He had his first Utah game last night.  For a small group, I think he had a fun time.  I'm probably going to get in trouble for posting this... hehehe.


10 comments:

Maryanne said...

I have a very strong feeling that this is just the beginning of Uly getting free stuff for being cute. :)

Rachel J. said...

When I was a girl I had a frog named Nigel Crevice.

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Rachael said...

What a cute little frog! That is awesome the girl running the game was nice enough to give it to him. I have been thinking about getting Gavin a fish. I have a feeling he and Keaton would try to scoop it out of the tank though :)

Katie said...

kudos to you for actually remembering the name Uly made up! I can never remember things like that and then end up asking Belen, "what was that word you said?" Then she can't remember so she makes up a new word and it continues on...

Trena said...

He's adorable! But honestly, another boy?? At least you could get a girl frog!! :P

Kim said...

Yay! What a cool frog. Our first fish was named Roggerd. Dakota was five when he came up with that one. Then our cat was named Stinky. That's just cuz she stunk.

Ken Mixon said...

Hey, what kind of "Utah game" did Ben play. From the picture of the books I assume it's a table top RPG?

Valentina said...

Can we call the frog "Arni" for short? That's a nice Icelandic name. Love, Val

Pixie said...

Arnolkardis looks better written out IMO. He's a very cute frog. So tiny!!

charrette said...

Great frog! Any chance you'd like to pair him with a Red-eared Slider Turtle? :) (Just kidding -- my son loves him, but the tank...well, enough said.)