Once Jeremy felt on the mend, it was impossible for me to keep him down. He was off to a conference somewhere and at least he was traveling with the Director of Nursing who promised to take care of him and not let him "overdo it." So that left me and the kids for a few days before school started. In the Spring, they collected tadpoles at Cottonwood. Livvy religiously fed them in our little splash pool and tried to keep as many as she could out of the hands of little people and neighbor kids. She actually succeeded pretty well so now they had watched the tadpoles grow legs and turn into toads Livvy knew they were ready to be free.