Yesterday was an extremely busy day. We had tons of fun though. First of all, we would like to announce that Spencer lost his first official tooth. Well, actually, two fell out at the same time! We say official because 2 1/2 years ago he had one of the front top ones pulled because he fell onto some concrete at Grandma Nelson's house and cracked it in half. (that one will grow back in another 2 years) BUT~he lost his two bottoms ones on Thursday night. Yesterday he received $2 from the Tooth Fairy. He put it in his wallet and is planning to wait until he collects all of his dough promised from his grandparents. Then he will get something really cool.
Now, after we collected the tooth money and sent Daddy off to work, the boys and I got dressed and walked over to Happy Donuts. It's about 1/2 mile at the most from our home. The boys got to choose one donut and we sat at the tables and ate and discussed all the important things that were on our minds. (like teeth, monster trucks, and guinea pigs) The boys have always wanted to go there, but I've never taken them. We finally got around to doing it.
Then on our walk home, we picked blackberries along the side of the road. Here is the Seattle area, blackberry bushes grow WILD all over the place. They are terrible because they are the prickely-est (I don't know if that's even a word) most dangerous things I've ever come in contact with on purpose. BUT~they yield some really yummy wonderful fruit, so it's all worth it.
Next we loaded up into the car and drove down to Federal Way to their Super Wal-Mart to get a few groceries. This is also a special trip. It's about a 25 minute drive-the next town over. The boys were really well behaved. They expressed their disappointment at the idea of going home so early after our shopping spree, so I took them to the Federal Way Mall. Never been there before. We shared a Subway sandwich and pop and wandered the mall. Then, a brilliant idea hit Joseph. Maybe we should go to Petco!
We told the boys that they could get a guinea pig for Christmas, but only after we have spent a month studying the creatures, learning everything we can about them and gathering all of the supplies we would need to properly care for said creature. Joseph, our animal lover, has decided that Christmas is an eternity away and would be willing to start school asap if that meant he could get his guinea pig by his birthday. (September 13th) So, we began our research yesterday on guinea pigs by visiting 3 pet stores and a Target. We got to hold a little g. pig and picked up some brochures. I priced a few things and figured it would cost us just under $100 total to acquire our new pet. I told Joseph that he would have to work to earn money to help pay for the supplies and that there would be no guinea pig in our home until we had every single supply required for proper care. We did go to Target and purchase a water bottle to kick off our supply, and then came home and made a big checklist of all we need. We'll keep you updated on how our list is coming along.
Now, lastly-the puking part. This morning Connor started following me around and holding his tummy. He said-ow! and then proceeded to empty the contents of his tiny tummy. (that holds an enormous amount) He has been sick ever since. We are hoping that the other kids don't get it, but last time Connor got sick, the entire family got very sick. (see previous blog on April 22) We are really hoping we don't have that happen again! Especially since Travis doesn't have a day off for a while.
Okay, that's all I'm going to report for now. I'm sure there will be plenty of updates on our guinea pig saga as the days go on. Joseph just counted his money and he already has $2 saved up from helping out his grandma and his mom. That would buy a bag of hay!