Thursday, March 26, 2009

Snow Day

We're expecting a blizzard today so school was cancelled. Why is it that on weekends and on snow days the youngest two get up earlier than on regular school days? I usually have to go in a couple of times to wake them before they actually get up. Not today; they were up and going a half an hour earlier :)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


AC spent time at the hospital today. I took her to the dr's earlier in the day, because a pain in her side was getting worse. Her dr thought it had a possibility of appendicitis and wanted to error on the cautious side. The CT scan she had showed only some extra fluid in the area. There wasn't even cysts, which was another possibility. AC is getting frustrated by dr's that can't seem to figure out what is wrong with her. (Some of you may recall that she had a constant headache for 7 months of last year) Hopefully this pain will get better on its own and soon. I don't think she wants to endure any more tests. She really didn't like the IV she had today.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Old Mac Donald had a farm EIEIO

Our pet story is still not over. One of AR's mice died because it seemed sick from the beginning. We still had a day for its warranty, so we took it back and received a refund. We also took back its cage mate because AR decided she didn't want it due to it not letting her hold it.

You would think our pet story would be just about finished, at least for now; but oh no, it is not. I have always thought it would be nice to have a little farm. Mainly with a large garden, maybe a horse, some rabbits, maybe a cow, and some chickens. Well, at this point, we cannot move, but we are allowed to have chickens in the back yard. Soooo we just bought baby chicks! What started out as wanting two, has now turned into five, with each of us girls having our own. Mine looks like it has a mohawk on its head and is named Mo. It, K's and M's all are called Auricana and will lay colored eggs like blues, greens and pink. They're also called Easter eggers. AR's and AC's are yellow chicks and will be cinnamon colored when older. They are called Red Stars and will lay brown eggs. They are each suppose to lay about an egg a day when they reach about five months old. We won't get rich, but we can sell the extra eggs and get a little extra income and get our own free fresh eggs. We're guaranteed 100% hens on the Red Stars and 90-95% on the others. If we end up with a rooster, then we'll have to get rid of it, because it is against the law to have them within the city. Besides, we have our dog to wake us up in the morning :)

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Yesterday was such a beautiful day with highs of 60 and a slight breeze. Perfect weather to go for a hike. Our family took a little 2+ mile hike with our dog Tala. Two miles is about right for M who had to occasionally get piggy-back rides. It was in an area that has a lot of eroded sand stone, so there were a lot of interestingly shaped rocks. We all came home a little tanned, but AC has lighter skin than the rest of us and ended up with a sunburn.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

More Pets

Before K's hamster died I had told her she couldn't get another pet until after it died. She wanted hermit crabs. When Snowball died she wanted another hamster. We went to the pet store and she decided she wanted a mouse instead. We read that they liked companionship, so we went back to the store and bought M a mouse too. AR has been wanting a baby mouse since she had a baby one for a few days that we tried to keep alive after her snake wouldn't eat it. She bought her own two so that she could have them in her room. So now we are the owners of four little mice. Their wheels go squeak, squeak, squeak all night long. I'm surprised the girls can sleep at all. I just shut my door and I can't hear them very much.
Here's the looooong list of pets we've had: One rabbit and her two babies, another rabbit, 3 dogs (one for only a week), 3 hamsters, 2 guinea pigs (for less than a day due to allergies), 2 rats (for only a month), the above mentioned baby mouse, 2 frogs, a tadpole, a turtle (for only two weeks), a skink, water dragon, gecko, gardner snake, ball python, tarantula and numerous fish. Half of the pets have belonged to AR and half of them have died in our care (not all AR's). The others we got rid of them because we were moving, had allergies, or various other reasons. We now have just one of the dogs, 4 mice and numerous fish. What can I say? I used to want pets all the time when I was younger so when my girls ask for them I guess I'm too easy to convince.