Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Birthday Frog

It really is all about the frog............. One of our campers, Bill, celebrated 6o years of living last week. One of his dear friends told me that he was a little bummed out about turning sixty. We pondered and speculated about how to honor this event.

And that is how the Kan-Do Birthday Frog came to be ..........

He is bright and colorful. A happy creature, ready to party, his eyes and mouth glow in the dark. He definitely catches the attention of passers-by ............ the frog, I mean, although, now that I think about it, Bill looks pretty happy, too ............. but his eyes don't glow in the dark ...... at least I don't think they do..........

I thought about the message we could have Frog extend. "Happy Birthday" is so over done and not really very personal. We wanted to address the significance of turning 60. And we all know how I feel about the safety of my campers. The speed limit is 10, but just in case, we decided to let every one know to slow down at this site and make it an elderly crossing. You know, just in case..........




Bill was a good sport and posed with Frog. Be warned, fellow campers, it is now my mission to know every one's birthday, so that the Birthday Frog can visit you, too!!!


12 comments:

The Good Cook said...

:-)

Birthday frogs, hamsters, reptiles, dogs, whatever. It is a good thing to have a birthday! Happy Birthday to all of your campers.

houndstooth said...

That is really clever, and Bill looks like he's much younger than sixty in his heart!

Whitney Lee said...

Your campers are so fortunate to have you watching after them! I love the frog:)

Brian Miller said...

ha. cute birthday frog...happy birthday to your campers...

Karen said...

Cute idea!

Mamma has spoken said...

It's these things that you do that must make your campground a fun play to stay. Too bad I don't like camping and you are far away or I would so stay at your place.

SkippyMom said...

That frog cracks me up! He's perfect and so happy - and Bill looks fab'! Please tell him happy birthday from all of us.

You are so talented - and your campers are fortunate to have you and he who can. :)

Hope you have a great week.

Kathy G said...

What a creative idea! Your campers are lucky.

luksky said...

My first thought was how can someone be bummed about turning sixty?? In my opinion, once you pass 40 it's all just a downhill slide anyway..lol By age sixty that should have long been a reality.

labbie1 said...

Wow! 60!!!! What is that in DOG YEARS????!!!!!

labbie1 said...

PS I know someone with a birthday tomorrow--though he will not get here until Friday!!!!!

Pat said...

How cute! I like how you know your campers personally!