Besides having a steady flow of kids in and out we have of course gone to the zoo a few times, as well as the local parks and pools. Even though we have a pool in our yard, it is really nice to meet up with more friends and relax poolside. Of course we have added to our family, we now have three additional four legged animals. 2 rats and 1 newt. I am becoming a paranoid housewife asking every person that enters if the house smells like rat. Everyone so far has said no. I hope they are being honest and not lying to me! I have to admit that allowing the kids to get these pets has proven to be a very positive experience. Elliott has been super responsible with the rats. Every few days she is cleaning out the cage and daily gives them plenty of love. Owen is trying, but it is a little less natural for him. He is doing very well with his newt, Fire Stream. It may help that it is a animal that needs very little attention!
|the eco friendly Rat Shack.|
|I spend a lot of time combing out this mess too. It is like a rats nest.|
|and sometimes I let the kids paint themselves.|