Tuesday, February 16, 2010

oh my goodness, I really don't like when my kiddos are sick. I feel bad that they don't feel well but I can also be a bit oh a hypocondriac too. I'm feeling a bit nauseous right now.
Today Wyatt isn't feeling well and for Wyatt to wake up in the morning not feeling well is very rare. So as I type this he is chillin on the couch watching Sid the Science Kid. He sure isn't acting sick right this second.
The kids got some new buddies this weekend. On Friday we stopped by Petco to price bird cages. I have been saying for a year that I would like for Squeakers our Finch to have more room and some buddies. Well we walked into Petco and they had this cage on clearance from $90 to $45. Umm yeah, I'll buy it. Then the cashier suggest another pet store since they no longer carry birds at Petco.
Now Rob said I could only get one bird right now, but when I was being rung up it was cheaper to get two (1 for $14.99 or 2 for $23.99). So as Rob was putting Chelsea in the car I got another bird.
So we are home setting up the new cage and we ask the kids what they want to name their new friends.
Two names came up, John and Sally. hunh??
We offered names like Diamond and Fossil. The kids loved that so we welcomed Diamond and Fossil to our menagerie.
I love to hear the little chrips that Finches make and I realy want a total of six finches someday. Sooooo...
when Rob came home from landscaping on Saturday he suggested we go ahead and get two more birds. I immediately loaded up the kids and we went back to the pet store for two more birds.
Hey, you don't have to ask me twice!
I picked out another white and another brown zebra finch. The kids wanted to name them Shiny and John.  Okay shiny and John it is.
Looking at the picture above the birds names in order are: Diamond, Fossil, John and Shiny.
Squeakers didn't know what to make of this invasion so he pretty much stayed by himself the first couple of days.
Now he's hanging with the group and chirping right along with them.
I do have one teeny tiney complaint though, this new cage we bought while very good sized, is called a clean living cage. Cool, no more or very little bird seed will be making a mess around their cage.
Yeah right, little pigs. I'm going to have to get one of those wraps to cut down on the amount of bird seed that is flung around.
Clean living cage my fat fanny.


Julie G. said...

I love those names!! Larry says John is going to feel left out because he doesn't have a funky name like the others!

I hope Wyatt is feeling better soon.

Anonymous said...

Ok, so I have to say this....of course it's a clean living cage, all the seed is either on your table or floor....I just had to say this hahahahah!!!!
I always hated when you kids were sick, you sometimes feel so helpless, all you can do is be there and make them as comfortable as possible.