Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Movie and Happy Hamsters


Being Christmas Eve day we did what we always do and that is to go to the movies as a family. We have done it for years -- well, the last 8 years or so. Before that we always went roller skating on Christmas Eve day but as we've gotten older we decided that movies were safer than roller skates. At our age we might break a hip! So we've chosen a safer activity and we do movies.


Today we went to see the movie Bolt. It was a fun movie and we all loved the hamster, Rhino. The girls have had a "secret" for about a week now -- they were scheming with their dad that they could get a hamster. They thought that I didn't know and they were keeping it from me. What they didn't know was that I knew the entire time and Tim and I went last week to get the hamster cage and the supplies it needed (thank goodness for the "starter kit" that comes with everything but the hamster -- there are just too many things to chose from down the hamster isle!) So today we had the cage in the back of the van when we went to the movie then we stopped at the pet store, under the guise of getting the cats a Christmas present. :) The girls thought they were surprising me but I really surprised them when they learned that I had known the whole time! So they picked out a hamster (a winter white hamster, in case you know your hamsters!) and his name is Blizzard. I think the girls have my same snow fetish to name their hamster after my winter fantasy!
Annah and Abigail bringing Blizzard home....

3 comments:

Julie said...

Congratulations(???)on your new addition. Now why did you have to go and name it Blizzard??? Must you go and throw it in our faces how much the Valentas love winter???? Just kidding. On the more serious side, do you REALLY think a hamster is going to curb Abigail's desire for a dog????

Patty said...

Blizzard looks very sweet. Does he change to white later? I do not know anything about hamsters. But blizzard is an adorable name! Enjoy! I seem to recall a hamster in your house in MO................

Loretta said...

HA! You remember right....good memory! Those were evil hamsters -- eating plastic, fighting with each other, chewing metal...ugh! I hope this one has a different personality! Yes, in the shorter daylight hours it is supposed to turn white....we'll see! Personally I like the dwarf Robo hamster -- they are fat, round, cute little guys but they are also VERY fast so they are hard to catch. At least that one might have a chance at out running the cat if it got out! BWHAHAHA!