Well after almost a year of these poor ant farms living in the crap craft closet, I decided to pay the $7 and send away for the little critters. Lo and behold they show up 6 weeks later on one of the hottest days so far. Luckily they didn't get cooked in our mailbox!
So when Ryan got home from the paper last Sunday, he willingly started the madness at about 6:30 am. Such a good man!
I got woken up about 45 min later with Jacob running in to our room yelling, "I'm going to get Mommy!" I guess one of the ants had escaped while Ryan was trying to dump them into their new home. Those sucks are fast.
Once we got the ants all settled in their new homes, Hunter and I just hung out and watched them work for a good 30 minutes.
Here are the ants a week later. Such little workers! They have tubes on both sides to go back and forth. It's fascinating watching where they move the sand to and what they do with the deceased.
We did our annual Easter Egg Dyeing on Saturday. They boys look so forward to it and it lasts all of 5 minutes, but they don't seem to mind. Ignore the lack of clothes, we have enough stained clothes with every day use that I didn't want to add to that mess!
For the past couple of months we've been having Family Game Night (fgn from here on out) on Sunday nights after dinner. The boys love it and look forward to it all week. In my head I thought we'd be playing board games or card games but not with my video game addicted family.
For the majority of our fgns we have been playing the Wii. Between boxing, tennis, and bowling we get our workouts. Jacob tends to be the boxing champ and Hunter the bowling champ. Ryan and I fall somewhere in between which is just sad!
We are big breakfast people on the weekends. It's one of the few meals we can all eat together. A couple of weeks ago, Ryan surprised us with a yummy french toast treat: french toast covered with powdered sugar, chocolate syrup, and bananas.
I've never seen those boys gobble up something so fast!
You would think that after 5.5 years of parenting I would know this information by now. It's part of the first chapter in the book of parenting, but those little monkeys must have sucked that information out of my brain. Today I made a rookie mistake that thankfully just created a big, fun, muddy mess outside.
I apologize to the environment about the amount of water we are wasting! I will bathe my children in this to help recoup the water loss.
On to the mistake...while I was on facebookreading blogs cleaning, I realized it was a little too quiet outside. Yes there was the occasional, "Huuuuuuuuunter don't do that!" and "JACOB!" but I tune all of that out now. So I decided to take a peak outside and came across what will now be known as, "The Funk Lagoon."
Yup, water and mud. A boy's dream. The water on the left is what used to be "the hole." That sucker is deep and I'm scared to find out what is at the bottom!
The water on the right is just how our lovely backyard slopes and where the water pools when it rains. The boys have blocked the drainage out to the street to keep the water in. They find it absurd that I would want the water to drain.
As I type this I hear BIG splashed of water going on. Think when a grown up cannon balls into the pool. Yup those kind of splashes.
Well we are doing it!! We are going to Disneyland!!!
I don't know who's more excited, Ryan and I or the boys. I have such great memories of going over there as a child, that I want Hunter and Jacob to experience the same thing.
We are leaving in 19 days (according to our paper chain) for a 3 day park hopper pass. We'll be driving over, say a little prayer for us now that we don't strangle each other on the way over, and will have 3 jam-packed days of Disney fun!!!