Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A new addition

I've mentioned a few times how much I love our neighborhood.  It's great for a lot of reasons, one of which is because we can decide on a whim to go fishing and 10 minutes later, be at the pond.

Two weeks ago we had such a day.  We were working around the house and needed to decide between mopping and fishing...  Fishing won out by a unanimous vote. We picked up some worms, slapped on the sunscreen and set out to perfect our casting skills.
Within minutes, Jay reeled in a great catch.  Well, honestly it looked more like bait, but the kids were thrilled.
Sam was beyond excited to be at the pond.  She had some skills to perfect as well.
Namely, pretending to sleep and swing at the same time.  It's a hard skill to master but she works hard and makes it look easy.  What can I say, my kid's got skillz.
After swinging off some energy we headed back to the pond and met the newest additions to the Ralph family.
Meet our new pet, Wormy.  Not to be confused with his brother Wormy, his sister Wormy, or his cousin, Spongebob.
After two weeks of our pet worms living in our garage fridge and two weeks of begging and pleading by me, Addison finally agreed to set her worms free last night.  It was a sad moment... one filled with tears, long waves, and blown kisses (by Sam). 
We were all very sad to see our newest pets go off to a new home.  Me especially... these were the first pets we didn't send to heaven via balloon or lose.

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