saving sea turtles at the beach

 

My family is taking a bit of a break this week at the beach. I could show you a million pics of my boys on boogie boards in the ocean, throwing sand on each other or of my husband’s very red feet (they were just peeking out from under the umbrella for too long), but instead I’m going to share this super cute little guy.

There are several sea turtle nests along the beach we’re on and we were really hoping to see them hatch and head out to sea. But instead my son found this little guy washed back on shore. Just think, he made it all the way out (not easy with all the birds scouring the beach) and then he washed back! You could just hear them, like in Nemo, saying “mine. mine.” {eeek!}

My sweet uncle walked him back out as far as he could, past the crashing waves, and let him go, but he washed back again so we called wildlife rescue. They said he was sick so they took him back to the local aquarium to help him get better before releasing him back into the ocean. I sure hope Squirt makes it! {wink}

I’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming next week with some fabulous Halloween ideas! Happy weekend everyone!

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Kim Byers, creative director & owner of The Celebration Shoppe. Her work has been featured in Parents, Better Homes and Gardens, All You, Pregnancy, iVillage, Huffington Post and many others. Kim is also a contributing writer for Kellogg's Snackpicks and Parade magazine, as well as craft contributor for JoAnn.

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  1. 1

    Awwww, that is so cute! I’m glad that your family was able to save him!

  2. 3

    Hey Kim, I’m so glad your family found this little guy and did every thing you could to help him!!!!! Thank you so much! I am a seaturtle lover! I follow your blog by email and my email address has “seaturtle” in it!!! Thats how much I love them ! Hope you and your family have a safe trip home!

    • 4

      Trish – thanks for the note and for following the blog! As for the little guy, he was precious and so very tiny. I only pray they were able to help him get stronger so he could get back into the “big ole’ blue!” To quote Crush from Nemo. ;)

      Have a great week!

  3. 5
    Amy Zellers says:

    Thank you for helping save Squirt! That was a wonderfully kind thing to do!