Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Do we need an ark?

I love Gerber daisies!  I don't know if there is a happier flower!  Ben got these for me and I thought they would brighten your day too!  Happy Day!
It has rained this month.
A lot.
My yard looks a little like we have a fish pond.
I have always been intrigued with those big, huge goldfish.
The yard is beginning to look like a natural habitat for them.

What do you like to do with your family on a rainy day or like 50 rainy days?

The boys received an ant farm.
It is made out of gel.  
I sent off for the ants.
They came in an envelope that said "live."  That made me laugh that the little ants traveled in an envelope.  
So, anyway.  The gel had a packet of stuff-apparently it is a moisture control substance.
I, however, don't like instructional manuals, which is why I have a cappuccino maker I can't figure out.
I figured the packet was the little ants food.
After I sprinkled the contents on the gel and added the ants, I decided to call the 1-800 number and ask.  They said the material was for moisture control and NOT ant food-it would kill them.
Whoops.  So, then I went about collecting all of the flaky stuff off of the gel with ants crawling out everywhere.  Oh yeah-the ants envelope said, "Caution, Ants bite."  Great.  I felt a little concerned that I had man-eating ants loose in the house.  I decided I might be overreacting a bit.


Our ants dug one tunnel, not a maze of tunnels like on the box.
The boys have loved it though and we have enjoyed this little life lesson.  
Oh, by the way, you can see the remnants of the moisture control along the top of the gel-it's the brown stuff.  :)


Tonja said...

Shanni...you are having waaaaay too much fun over there. Take it easy now.

Kristen said...

I love Gerber daisies too (and tulips)! The ant farm is cracking me up!

Bill, Misty, Will, and Laura Ann said...

This is the funniest post that I've read in a while.
I used to have Gerbers planted at my first house. My current yard is a MESS. I think it would be quite funny to plant a lone Gerber in those weedy flower beds. I think I'll do that.

justabeachkat said...

Gosh, this brings back memories of when my son had his ant farm. It really was fascinating to watch them work. This was 25 years or so ago...no gel then, just some type of sand, I think.

We've had lots of rain too. I'm so ready for it to leave.


Ang baylis said...

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE Gerber daisies. They are my favorite. Thanks for sharing them with me this morning!
Angie xoxo

Leah said...

We had one of those ant farms once...where oh where did it go??!! :)

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Love daisies. Love gerber daisies.