Monday, February 22, 2010

A Weekend Full of Fish and Girls

Brennan and I welcomed four little additions to our family this weekend. And we have already had to say goodbye to three of them. It was a tough weekend. Don't worry, they were just fish. But our inability to keep them alive certainly made us realize we are NOT ready to be parents. I mean, we can't even handle fish!!

So we had my four little nieces over for a sleepover on Friday night. We decided to take them to Walmart to pick out some new fish since we only have one. Since they aren't too expensive we let each of them pick one that they could call their own. Of course, we had to have a lengthy conversation about how the fish would have to stay at our apartment. I didn't think their parents would be too happy if we returned them with four little pets. So that's how Swimmy, Nemo, Mario, and he-who-did-not-live-long-enough-to-receive-a-name came into our lives. The girls were SO excited about the new fish that they always wanted to touch them. I didn't figure it was the best thing for the fish, but I still allowed them to touch away. I think that probably contributed to their premature deaths. But the girls had fun and that's what matters! Libbie woke me up at 7:30 Saturday morning to inform me that her fish, Swimmy, left us during the night. It was sad, but since little Claire doesn't care if she has her own fish, Libbie was able to inherit hers and everyone was happy. However, when we came home Saturday afternoon after taking the girls home, we found Mario (Mallory's fish) and Claire's/Libbie's fish (who never got named) belly up. We couldn't believe it!! I guess the poking was just too traumatic for them. The good news is our first fish, Huck, as well as Mia's Nemo are still as healthy as can be. So we didn't completely fail.

Despite the depressing circumstances we still managed to have a great time this weekend. The sleepover was jam-packed with fun.
After pizza for dinner, we got to enjoy some yummy popcorn.
We got to rock out on the keyboard, and try to scare Aunt Rachel by making it sound like aliens.
We got to relax and enjoy a movie and some Wii playing, and Libbie got to get cozy in the giant love sac. She slept there all night and thought it was the greatest.
We got to "pet" the fish to our heart's content.

This video is pretty much the only evidence we have that Swimmy, Mario, and Nameless ever even existed.
We got to build awesome bugs out of K'nex with Uncle Brennan.

We got to make crazy videos with the video camera.

We also got to call Grandma and Papa on Skype, have pancakes for breakfast, and watch awesome cartoons. All-in-all I think we managed to have a pretty good time. It sure was fun to have these cute girls around for awhile. They are such a self-esteem boost! They certainly don't care if I'm worthless and can't even find a job. Mallory even said I am her favorite cousin. Nevermind the fact that I'm not actually her cousin, I'll still take the compliment!

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