The Snail Whisperer

K has had a fascination with snails lately.


Everyday she spends time outside searching for snail trails to find her little friends.


"Me wants to play with them."

"Me want them to sleep in my bed."

"Me wants to hold them like a baby."

Sometimes she's the teacher educating her class.


Often the slime in her hand get a little too much for her.

"EW gwoss."


But, she still tells everyone she sees to be nice to them and don't "step on my friends."

They are her friends.

She placed a few on her bike and scooter once, and took them for a stroll.

She found a jar and put leaves in it and wanted to keep them inside.

Unfortunately the jar originally housed peanuts.

SALTED peanuts.

Alas, the poor girl understands that some snails don't live forever.

But, she still loves them.


Hey wait, what's going on here?!


"They's just getting a piggy-back ride!"


Well, alrighty then.

If her dream comes true, I think the Easter Bunny might put one in her basket.

But not next to the salted peanuts!

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  1. Martha said...

    Adorable pictures. Tara has pet snails too, but they are in an aquarium, fascinating none the less. We find some land snails here, but oh my gosh, not that many. Maybe "K" would like one of these for a pet...http://homepage.ntlworld.com/animal-zone/Snails.htm
    YIKES!!!

  2. Beth said...

    OMG! That is hilarious! My favorite is third picture. She does look like a very patient teacher there.

  3. He And Me + 3 said...

    OMGosh...those were some great pictures. I can't believe she likes snails. She is a good teacher too:) My son used to give worms rides on his tricycle.

  4. Karen MEG said...

    Wow, what a great series, just amazing with the narrative and the precious girl. Awesome job Jen!
    Happy Easter!

  5. AmyG said...

    Yikes! My girls wouldn't touch one with a ten foot pole! I don't think I've ever seen so many snails in one spot before. Did she get one in her Easter basket?

  6. Jenni Jiggety said...

    My kids got a snail for Easter! It came with the frogs!

    Cute pictures...well except that last one! LOL! Eek.

  7. Mighty M said...

    Wow - she is one popular girl! I could see my daughter doing something like that in the future...

  8. Ann On and On... said...

    How sweet! Well written and beautiful photos. What a kind heart she has.

  9. WeaselMomma said...

    The salted peanut jar! I am crying with laughter!

  10. Tara R. said...

    That is a lot of snails! I find one or two a year, tops. What a generous heart your daughter has.

  11. C ♥ said...

    Happy Easter!!!

  12. Carrie said...

    How sweet...but, a little slimy! LOL! sorry about the salted ones ;)

    she is so precious! GREAT photos! Happy Easter! Hope she gets her snail :)

  13. Paige said...

    Excellent pics! But all those snails in one place kind of creeps me out--but at least they are not slugs. I would need a doctor after seeing that.

    Funny kid

  14. Krystyn said...

    That is too funny. It's good that she has something she's excited about.
    I can't believe you have that many snails around...it gives me the heebee geebees!

  15. Ann(ie) said...

    That is way TOO cute! I had a similar baby frog obsession when I was her age!

  16. Bonnie said...

    Sheesh, I've never seen so many snails in one place ! That's amazing ! How sweet that they are her friends ! Love the piggy back rides photos ! ha ha

  17. BlogBaby said...

    Who wouldn't want one of those beauties for Easter?? Only a crazy person, that's who. I am on my way to add "Snail" to my Easter wish list.

    Thanks for the idea!

    BlogBaby

  18. Sarah said...

    I was going to ask where in the world you were getting all the snails but those last few pics let me know. You have some very "active" critters there Mom Lady!

  19. Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

    Awww! That's just too cute! Slimy, but cute! ;) Princess Nagger likes to congregate the lady bugs... :)

    Happy Easter! :)

  20. jsprik said...

    great pics! tre cute!

  21. Melissa said...

    Love your illustrations! What a sweet girl!

  22. Mrs. Schmitty said...

    So very cute!

  23. Kristen Andrews said...

    very cute photos, a little too slimy for me!

  24. Ranch Girl said...

    I have at least one scrapbook page of Matthew and snails about 6 years ago! He even had his camera out and was taking pictures of them!

  25. John Deere Mom said...

    I don't think I've ever seen a snail in my entire life and you've got tons of them! Creeping me out! But the pics are awesome!

  26. blueviolet@A Nut in a Nutshell said...

    What the heck? How in the world do you have that many snails lurking around?

  27. Barbara said...

    That first photo is really beautifuly. The others, just beautiful, and some cute.

    I do not remember knowing a young child with a thing for snails before. I'm going to have to think on that.

  28. ParentingPink said...

    Wow - those are some amazing pics - and the last one is pretty gross! LOL. I think you have a future scientist in the family!

  29. Vicki said...

    I can't BELIEVE how many snails you have. Holy Cannoli!! I don't think I've ever seen that many in one place!! Lol - I live a sheltered life!!! ;)
    Ok, the "piggy back" picture CRACKED me up!!! Uhhhhh...yeah!!! :)
    Those pics are priceless and as always, she is just TOO cute!!! :)

  30. kel said...

    Oh my gosh!! my daughter would me in heaven!

  31. Lori said...

    Holy crap. I have NEVER seen a snail in person in my life! I can't believe all of the snails!

  32. Elaine A. said...

    Man, that's a lot of snails!! I've never seen that many at one time. She's brave! : )

  33. Hannah Noel said...

    Thats so cute!! You should take her to see the ones at the fishstore! I like snails too :)

  34. Michelle said...

    Isn't it adorable how they get so excited about somethings. Personally I think snails are yucky. Good thing you can handle the snails and slime.

  35. Mrs4444 said...

    Yikes. Better her than me...

  36. mama's smitten said...

    Wow she has a lot of little friends! Really ? She took them for a scooter ride!

  37. Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

    AMAZING pictures!! What a great scrapbooking layout you could do with those! If you scrapbook of course!

  38. Liz said...

    Oh my gosh. That is a LOT of snails!!! I see ONE once in a while, but never that many all at one time! Wow!

  39. the mama bird diaries said...

    Where do all these snails come from? I live in New York City and we don't have a lot of snails in these parts. I love that she thinks of them as friends. How sweet is that!

  40. mama's smitten said...

    Yep! That was me 5:30 at the ball park! It was my little guys first t-ball practice! This is Fun!I'm on the look out know !:)Oh BTW, I read some of your previous post. Your nephew B was on my little guys soccer team!Sweet Kid! Great parents!

  41. Shawn said...

    Soooo...I'm guessing you haven't told her about escargot? ;o)

  42. Mama Dawg said...

    That is sooooo cute.

  43. Stethoscopes and Stilettos said...

    Haha, piggy back rides! When I was little, I once saw two horses giving piggy back rides....I'm still scarred. Those snails are kinda creeping me out, but she's adorable!

  44. Brooks said...

    oh my! takes me back to my snail days! I loved snails when I was little!!!! how sweet and gross at the same time!

  45. Mel Fraase said...

    Bwahaha! Piggy back rides! I love a girl who doesn't mind getting her hands dirty!!

  46. ciara said...

    the amount of snails pictured is totally freaking me out! ewwww. have you ever stepped on one barefoot? not pleasant. lol

    very cute though that she seems to love all things in the world :) i did laugh a little about the salted peanuts jar tho.

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