Friday, April 25, 2008

Sea Monkeys - yep, we have 'em

Remember sea monkeys as a kid? I remember the advertisement in the back of the comic books, and even ordered some. As I recall, they never lasted long. Last Christmas Adam received Sea Monkeys as a gift. I think I was more excited than he was. So, at the beginning of January, our baby sea monkeys were born. Adam fed them for a while, but quickly lost interest, and the job of caring for them was passed on to me.

I always thought sea monkeys were just brine shrimp. I am almost embarrassed to say, I am really enjoying them. Sometimes I swear they are watching me just as I watch them. They flip around and do somersaults, which I find amusing - they're either having a great time in that murky water, or are on their last breaths. We now have a "pregnant" sea monkey. Seems like she's been pregnant forever, and I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of our bundles of joy. I have been aerating the water every few days, and have even quit cleaning the bottom of their tank for fear of sucking up the babies before I realize they have hatched. I tried taking a picture of the mommy-to-be, but it is a little blurry. Can you see the egg sacks on her back?

Earlier this month I went to an all day crop with some friends of mine. This time it was held at a church hall we rented out. It's so nice to be able to scrapbook with friends, with plenty of room to spread out and even wear your slippers! I finished up 20 pages. Another crop coming up next weekend I need to prepare for.

Adam's school held an egg toss. A couple of the teachers threw - and I mean threw - the eggs off of the roof of the school. Adam wrapped his egg in lots of paper towels, then put it in a box filled with popped popcorn. His egg didn't crack!

This weekend is another busy one. Tonight Syd went to her play practice, then went to attend a friend's baptism. tomorrow she has more play practice. Saturday I'm taking Adam to a karate class in the a.m., then bowling in the afternoon. Tomorrow evening Syd and I are going to see the play, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, held at UNR. We are going with a group from a book club I meet with occasionally. Wish I could meet more often, but life always seems to get in the way.

Tonight a friend of mine is coming over and we are going to watch the new Moonlight episode. We have been waiting since the writer's strike for this, so we made a big deal out of it. We're having snacks and drinks, and will make a proper toast to Mick, since he's really the reason we watch the show!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Adam's first Pinewood Derby was on Saturday. Since it was his first, all we really wanted was for his car to make it to the finish line. Since Clay had worked with him on it, I came in to work for him while he took Adam and the girls to the derby. He calls me after a while to tell me that Adam's car made it, in fact he took first place in his division - the Tiger Cubs! That meant they had to wait for the finals. He got to race for the championship, and he landed up getting third. He was pretty excited about two trophies that day! We had a family party to go to that evening and he was sure to bring the trophies and his car to show everyone. Ahh, to be that young and carefree again....

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