RIP Archimedes

Merlin and Archimedes

When I went to clean the hamster’s cage today I found that one of them (Archimedes) had gone to the big hamster heaven in the sky. Lex took this as you would expect a 7 year old to take this sort of thing, which is not well at all. We buried him under the apple tree in the backyard and then she cried for a while. Such is the life of a hamster I suppose. I’m not sure when he died. I saw him yesterday afternoon running about the cage.

Merlin is still here. I’m hoping that Archimedes passed away from hamster old age. If she were to lose the other one back to back with the first one, well I’m not sure that would go over well at all. Time will tell I suppose.

Rest in peace little hamster dude. (Alexis totally made me say that! 😉 )

Originally posted on Daffodil Lane.

Meet Tulip and Daffodil aka the Tadpoles

Alexis named them. I’m not sure why she chose flowers, but it works!

The Tadpoles

I had forgotten how cute tadpoles are! I mean seriously look at that little face!

The Tadpoles

They came boxed in Styrofoam and each in their own little individual bag:

The Tadpoles

Then you had to float them in their habitat to acclimate them much like you do when you buy a new fish for an aquarium:

The Tadpoles

And now they are swimming free! This will be a fun little experiment for Lex. I love this kind of stuff!

Originally posted on Daffodil Lane.

Fish Tank Humor

Scene: Alexis standing next to the fish tank watching the fish and frogs do their thing when the yellow neon fish starts chasing the blue guppy.

Lex to the fish sternly: Stop that right now Banana! You know that it is not the right thing to chase your friends and Blueberry is your friend! There are two rules in the fish tank, you don’t chase your friends and you must say you’re sorry if you do! You have to be a very, very normal fish! You must never chase Blueberry again!

Lex to me sighing: Man this raising fish thing is hard!

I. So. Love. This. Kid!

Originally posted at Daffodil Lane.