Saturday, October 12, 2013

My Boy and His Fluffy Friend

 
This morning I woke up early to the sound of Ben singing to his hamster.  I didn't recognize the song, but Ben told me later that it was something about peace around the world. .  . .
 
 
It was so sweet that I didn't mind not being able to sleep in on a Saturday :)
 
Ben earned his pet care badge this week at Cubs for looking after Fluffy--pretty much on his own--for the past three months.
 


This really just involves a bit of cleaning the cage, refilling food and water, and making sure his younger sisters don't give the little guy too much love.
 

 
But Ben often goes beyond the basics, giving Fluffy long pieces of paper to stuff into his cheeks and fresh fruit and vegetable pieces to eat, talking to him, and--as previously mentioned--serenading him with new songs he's learned at school.



















 
 
I think a far as pet hamster lives go, Fluffy has a pretty good one . . .
 thanks to his friend Ben :)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

One Happy Pumpkin

Alaina was so excited for her first preschool fieldtrip today--a visit to the pumpkin patch!
 
 
Even though we'd been there dozens of times, it was fun for Alaina to meet up with her class and have an actual tour of the farm.

 
We saw the new baby chicks and even got to pet one!  We also got to pet a soft white bunny, and to look at the pigs and goats.

 
After visiting the barn we went on a hayride to see the apple trees and pumpkin patch.
 
 
Alaina chose a perfect little pumpkin with a nice long stem.
 
 
Then we ended the afternoon with a taste of apple cider and a juicy apple to eat.  As I was finishing Alaina's apple off, she said, "Mom, can you feel the good going into you?"


My little girl was one happy pumpkin :)  I'm glad I could go with her!