Monday, May 19, 2008

New Arrivals!


For years Larry has been telling me how wonderful it would be to have some bunnies. I kept telling him that we had agreed when we were engaged that we wouldn't get any pets that required cages, or tanks! (This agreement is because WE ALL KNOW who ends up cleaning those things and I have enough on my hands that I don't need to clean up after one more "person" or animal!) So anyway a family in our ward had a litter of bunnies and brought them to our primary activity 2 weeks ago for our Noah room and all of my kids were in love. Not to mention my husband! So seeing how even my 18 month old was gentle and loved them I thought ok lets price it out.... Larry picked up a cage for free! (Those who know my husband well this will not surprise you! He has a way of finding stuff for free all the time some time it is junk that needs a tiny bit of work but is a steal! Our play structure out back is evidence of this skill he has!!!) So we had a cage and we priced out how much feeding these things is.... so it is affordable. So I consented. Thanks to the sweet boy in our ward for only selling bunnies for $5 we are now the proud owners of 2 sweet bunnies! Amelia and Ethan knew they wanted the white bunny. There was one brown bunny and 4 or 5 black bunnies. Ethan and Amelia wanted the brown one and no one had asked Brock what he wanted so I thought lets have Brock vote. He said I want a black one. So we got a black one. I handed him the little black bunny and asked him, "what is a good name for a bunny?" He thought for just a minute and said "Hopscotch!" I thought it was perfect! So we decided on Hopscotch for our little black bunny and we kept talking about a name for the white one. We were going back and forth between Marshmallow and Snowball. I thought Marshmallow was perfect, but wanted the kids to vote. Amelia said Marshmallow, Ethan voted Snowball, Brock voted Marshmallow. Ethan consented that Marshmallow was alright! So it stuck! We have a Marshmallow and Hopscotch!!! They will be a fun addition to our family! Oh and our dog Dotty loves them! She wants to play with them. Unfortunately she doesn't understand being gentle yet. She just wants to pounce with them. I am hoping that as they get bigger they will be able to take her (they will end up being the same size as her!) But I think they will all be good friends!

4 comments:

Alli said...

Wow! How exciting! Did you get any insincere promises to clean out the cage or are you resigned to the fact that it'll be your job alone? :) I like how Brock was putting them in the buckets - that was funny.

Amanda said...

They love putting them in buckets! Larry says they aren't hard to clean..... This is one of those things (just like the porta potty) I say I won't clean it and as long as I NEVER do it won't become my job. I just have to stick to it.

The Hawaiian Gards said...

Bunnies!? Wow- that is exciting. I had one when I was a kids but we got rid of it because it always bit us. Good luck!!!

Julia said...

Does the kid have any more?