Monday, February 2, 2009

My first non-school-required post to my blog! Today was Joseph's first double digit birthday. I had the hardest time deciding what to get him because what he wanted was exactly what I didn't want him to have, like a new gaming system (WII or XBox or DS). So Allan and I decided to get him a pet because that is the second most requested gift item. When I went to the pet store to look at lizards and snakes I just couldn't make myself even get serious about it. They are repulsive to me right on par with shrunken heads if you know what I mean. So off to the video store to look at gaming systems but again couldn't commit to anything. Tori finally bailed me out by going to a different pet store and picking out a snake for him. It's a very small albino king snake. She held it and looked at it while I hugged the back corner wall which was as far away as I could get. Predicably, the girls really love it and Joe loves it too (yeah) and I have made sure that the lid is weighted down with a myriad of heavy items in Joe's room. I've already informed everyone that if it ever gets loose that I will be checking into a hotel for the duration. Joe wants to know what I'll do if they can't ever find it. I told them I won't ever be back in that case. Anyway, happy birthday Joseph!


Tara said...

cool blog! It will be fun to read! I am glad to get the full story on Joe's snake. :)

I will try to get up more pics on our's. :)

Sarah said...

Love the blog! If we're visiting and that thing gets loose I'm going to the hotel, too.

Deidra Smith said...

I was looking at the blog links on Brandon's blog tonight ('cuz i just found it today through michelene's) Anyways, I was looking through all the links trying to see if you had a blog, but didn't see your name. So I clicked on this one thinking that sounds like something Karen would call her blog. And I was right! Glad to see you've joined the blogging world. And great story about the birthday party, I am just waiting for a request like that from my kids. They are such animal lovers.