Quack, Quack, Quack…

Yep ~ Just 3 Little ducks went out to play …

1 little duck went out with friends…

and the mommy duck just wanted to say…

Quack Quack Quack..

and have that little duck come back!


Come back little duck!!!

It is dangerous in uncharted waters!!

Come back!



Don’t worry … I have not gone off the deep end… (I don’t think?)  🙂

You see every June they have this cool fund raising event

for the Lacey Rotary club …. in Tumwater,  WA.

We live in a little tri-cities area Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater !  =)

Lacey Rotary Club hosts an Annual Duck Dash!

It all happens in this gorgeous little river park.

hundreds gather

and watch thousands of ducks

purchased for charity

and maybe hopes of winning a prize =)

thousands and thousands of ducks

descend  into the river

what a sight!

20,000 rubber ducks!  give or take a few! =)

I think that is what the nice gentleman told me when I bought my ducks!

Dashing down the river

Go ducks Go!

Some of the ducks get stuck

and have to wait to get rescued

by this duck rescuer

or these two duck rescuing dudes

Hundreds of volunteers came out…

Save yourself dude !!

good thing it wasn’t raining!

slippery!  =)

the ducks can wait!

thousands have already rode the rapids

under the rainbow

way beyond the finish line!

do you need some help out there?

I forgot my hip waders ….

anyway…  I have my own little duck to follow

just one little duck ..

MY  other duck was somewhere in the crowd

with her friends.   =(

My heart missed a few beats on Saturday…

as we played at the Duck Dash

minus one duck…

I realized this will happen more and more

as my little ducks grow up!

So ~ Saturday we hung out with one little duck

at Tumwater Falls Park

and hoped our little girl was having fun too

At the Annual Duck Dash

without the rest of her family

I think little man had a good time…

but he missed his sister too.

I think.



I am not ready for this stage people!!  =)

This mommy’s heart is not ready for her little ducks to grow up and fly away ~ just yet.




the event was a huge success

20,000 ducks at $5. a duck

I am guessing there will be some happy charities benefiting from all the fun!

I still don’t know if my duck was a winner?

ya think they would have called me by now? =)

With my luck ~ my duck is still waiting to be rescued!!

Just keep swimming… just keep swimming.

Hey and swim over and join Julie in her last Mom and Me meme of the season!

I have forgotten to join in this precious meme for weeks and weeks now ~

at least I made it into the last one before Summer!  =)

Brilliant idea Julie!

20 Responses | Add your Own

  • 1 Katie yazmış:

    hahaha, what a fun day! I think that idea is precious!

  • 2 Julianne yazmış:

    such a cute cute charity event! i love that idea. clyde is definitely a chewer. i am hoping this is a puppy stage, but i am sure that is what everyone thinks. ugh. looking into a trainer…

  • 3 Kathleen Smith yazmış:

    What great way to get out and support a local charity and be around some water for the day. Love the place you went.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  • 4 Julie yazmış:

    O.K…the guy/gal who thunk that up is a genius!! What a hilarious, fun idea. I still can’t get over it. 20,000 ducks!! WOw!!

  • 5 Dina @ 4 Lettre Words yazmış:

    We have a similar thing here. It’s such a cute charity idea, huh!?!

  • 6 liz yazmış:

    what a cool event! and so much fun!

  • 7 Jen Gacek yazmış:

    Wow, that’s a lot of ducks. what a fun idea. looks like a gorgeous park!


  • 8 Amy yazmış:

    love those ducks..

  • 9 Cindy yazmış:

    Love the picture of you and your little duck!
    Looks like a great weekend and a “ducky” way to raise a little dough!
    Enjoy the night!

  • 10 Tammy yazmış:

    Very cute…we have never gone…maybe someday!

  • 11 Mrs. Dunbar yazmış:

    what a neat idea the duck dash is!

  • 12 Jules yazmış:

    We do the same thing here in our little town! It’s quite fun to watch all of them get dumped into the river like that.

    It’s tough to let them become more independent when they are older….

  • 13 blueviolet yazmış:

    There were a lot of quackers in the water! It really is tough when they are off doing things with friends, isn’t it?

  • 14 Becky @ Farmgirl Paints yazmış:

    Too cute and for a great cause. Love it!

  • 15 No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane yazmış:

    Wow! How awesome is this?! I loved the pictures you caught too!

  • 16 Pennie yazmış:

    Blogger is finally working for us again! Yeah!

    You have some great pictures there! What a beautiful park, and such a clever fundraiser! *love it!*

    Yes, it is amazing when they start to get older, isn’t it? I know…my oldest has his class trip in Washington DC next week…that’s quite a class trip…I’m not a chaperone…they’re flying out there…he’s never been on a plane…or been to DC…lots of firsts there…that’s quite a “stretching the wings,” huh?

  • 17 JAS yazmış:

    Love it! What a great ide and how much fun! Love your photos!

  • 18 kay yazmış:

    i hope you have better luck than me at keeping your ducks small. mine went ahead and grew up without even consulting me! looks like you all had a fun time!

  • 19 Steph yazmış:

    Thats a lot of ducks, and beautiful scenery! It has been too long since I visited you, where have I been?

    well, I may have to tell you that some how I might have lost the post card. I have a few more places to check. I will keep you posted. so sorry…tear.

  • 20 Corina B yazmış:

    Very cute! I am with you on the ‘not ready for this’ stage! Kianna said to me yesterday that she was embarassed when I kissed her goodbye in the school hallway…..Why all of the sudden? 🙂 she’s only 10! am I that old and embarassing already? **Sigh** x 10….. I guess this is the time we start to live our lives vicariously thru our kids…

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