Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hermit Pics & Footage!

Here are our hermit crabs. Mine is the pink one which I named Big Bad Mama, the green one is DHs which he has named Plato, the blue one is DDs which is named Viva, and the white one is DSs which he named Wolfie Dave. They do have their own personalities. Mine is a little dominant and almost had to go back to the pet store because she was messing with the green one CONSTANTLY. DDs is middle of the road active and DSs is shy. The green one is very active and when on the floor will run away rather than draw himself into the shell.

These are the white shells that we bought when I realized that Big Bad Mama might need a new shell and that was the reason for her aggression. Apparently they have shell fights. I think that is part of her personality too, because DDs crab had outgrown her shell more than mine and she wasn't acting all evil. Anyway, we bought the new shells at a store in Concord Mills Mall.

This is Wolfie Dave burrowing as usual. His prefers the cooler side of the tank.

This is Big Bad Mama after a shell change, which I could have done without seeing. Let me tell you seeing that kind of weirded me out.

Sorry this video is so dark, but this is the hermit crabs crawling around on the carpet.

I hope this video answers some basic questions about our new pets. I hope you like this one a little better than the dark and dreary one. LOL

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day from me to you. I hope you enjoy this weekend, because you deserve it.

My DH bought me 2 outfits that he picked out, and I was almost too cute for myself! LOL He does a really good job picking out clothes for me. He tries to get me to go shopping, but I normally end up with plants so he shops for my clothes. We also went to the movies and I must say that enjoyed hanging with him and the children. It was indeed a beautiful day. Oh, and this afternoon they did a poem/presentation for me. It was SO GOOD! I was so happy!

I was really busy this week and today was a nice break after I finished my clients this morning.

I love my family. They are so good to me.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tadpoles, Butterflies, Hermits Crabs, & Broken Cameras

After much nagging of the man at Petsupermarket, he finally had an epiphany and ordered enough tadpoles to get me off his back. So now all is right with the world. Since we have had so much rain here in the Queen City we had a little overflow in the pond. Apparently one of the tadpoles decided to take that opportunity to make a break for it. One of our neighbors' children rescued him and put him back in the pond. *If you are reading this, Iyana (sorry if I misspelled your name) thanks bunches.*

All the butterflies finally made their metamorphosis with much grace and beauty...except one. It was so sad. He had the hardest time getting out of his chrysalis. When he finally got out, he fell to the bottom of the cage. I just kept thinking that I should have put it on the side like the others. That way even though he fell, it wouldn't have been such a long fall. Anyway, his wings never formed properly and so he didn't meet a very pleasant end.

Since we are unable to get the fence repaired right now for a dog, the kids asked for hermit crabs. We bought 3. One for each child and one for us. I am so in love with these things. I think they are so cool. I want to buy a big aquarium so I can have a lot of them. We let them out and put them on the floor to crawl around for a while. One thing I didn't know in the beginning was they are excellent climbers. I can't wait to get a bigger aquarium so that they can have more room and be more active. YAY for crabs...of course I mean hermit crabs! LOL

Now for the bad news. My camera is not working properly. I can take pictures, but it won't load anything onto the computer. I am so sad. Maybe the Lord will make a way for me to get a new one... HINT! HINT!