Tuesday, May 24, 2005

AKA Agent Orange

Andrew is home from Virginia Tech and is eating us out of house and home. I thought I went to the grocery store a lot before...this is a whole new experience. He will be an assistant manager at a pool in Centreville this summer (Saturday is D Day--the swimmers will descend whether the weather cooperates or not). He is also taking the EMT Basic class three days a week. None of this cuts into his meals, in case you were worried about that. All this has earned him a new nickname: Agent Orange. Once he arrives, the cupboards are bare.

Setting free the snake... We set free the snake on Sunday (this is not him--it just looks like him). He was a Northern Ringneck and wasn't very friendly. We took him to Burke Lake and wished him well. Posted by Hello

Monday, May 16, 2005

Tadpoles R Us

We have more tadpoles than we know what to do with. It all began with a leisurely walk past a puddle in the neighborhood. We discovered frog eggs (well, actually they were toad eggs as Claudia's teacher soon explained the difference to us--frog is a clutter, toads in a strand)in the puddle. The kids went back with Art and the wagon--and came home with two containers of toad eggs.

Claudia took some to school, which her class is enjoying raising. We kept the others at home. Tomorrow we take them in to share them with Garrett's class for the week. He took them for show-n-tell on Thursday, which caused some pain and heartache. One mom pulled me aside and said. My son begged me to call you last night and find out where you got the tadpoles. We will be giving that angst-ridden boy some 'poles this week. We've got so many they will soon outgrow their Frog Planet plastic container.

Tonight we run to Petco for a container for the snake. More on that later.