September 30, 2008

The Ants go Marching...

I am not even going to try getting them to bed at a decent hour any more. Something always happens. Always.

Tonight's Bedtime Delays were:

* Boy Child's live ants finally arrived. (We have been waiting since April...lots of delays due to temps, or the fact only two were alive the first delivery a couple weeks ago, blah, blah, blah.)

* And to top off the evening, Saucy Sashi became a brand spankin' new aunt again tonight. (We're not related...but, you wouldn't be able to tell that from Girl Child and my reactions/excitement.)

The following are horrible, grainy pics of the uber cool ant farm.

It has captured our attention like crazy. We cannot pull ourselves away!

Grandpa, we really think you should reconsider and keep your farm on your desk in your office. Way cool!I have been singing this song all evening, "The ants go marching 2 x 2,hurrah, hurrah. The ants go marching 2 x 2, hurrah, hurrah."
Post Publish Note for those parties interested: National Geographic Ant Farm Gel Colony
Harvester ants are found throughout the United States west of the Mississippi River, as well as in Florida. Normally they build large dirt mounds and feed on seeds, but the nutrient-rich gel in our amazing 3-D colony provides all the food and moisture they need. Watch your own colony of these industrious insects dig subterranean tunnels through translucent green agar in an entirely self-contained system. Includes mail-in coupon for live harvester ants. For ages 6 and up. 9''H x 12''W x 3 1/2''D.
Once again, VERY cool indeed. I highly recommend this as an upcoming Christmas gift. The lid is in no way coming off. Unless, we try to have loose ants, there is no danger of them escaping. We have already learned about community, determination, cooperation, the Secret Life of Ants, dilegence...the list goes on and on. They have already begun to tunnel.
Fabulous gift for someone who likes to watch nature work right before their eyes. (Visit site by clicking on pictures.)

Love Note to my Big Shooter: "Hey Baby, you got ants in your pants? Or are you just happy to see me...?"

7 comments:

[Somebody Loved] said...

I don't think I have ever seen 'green stuff' for ants to dig in... looks like jello... but what is it really?

Once I get started on that song it stays in my head forever... thanks I was going to hit the sack but I may be singing for awhile now.

Congrats to all the aunties... the real ones and the wanna be ones.

ToOdLeS.ShEiLA

Anonymous said...

OOOooooh Please! Like in "Fagetbout it!" Things just cooled off this summer with Granny M and my Uber Ant Farm coming....If she had an inkling the subject of "Ants in the House" was on the table....well...enough said already!Granny M is in Philly, last night and today...Philly Steak Sandwiches...if she reads your blog this AM between exercising and her first meeting...Oh Geez!!!!! the phone will be ding-a- ling-ing (no play on words).
Here's a salute to House Speaker Pelosi, "In preperation for the next economic solution vote ans just prior to calling for the vote, Pull your head out...take a deep fresh breath..take a novel approach and "try to think" before you open your blunderbuss mouth!"
Yesterday's Pelosi debocle may be what is written in Granite and history for Pelosi.
Loives
Dad

Huse Blog is it Anyway? said...

yeah, I'd like to know what the green goo is too.

I've never wanted to have an ant farm, because I was always afraid it would break and there would be ants everywhere. Ick. It makes my head itch.

Torina said...

I am scared of them things getting loose! I imagine waking up one morning covered in ants...gasp.

Flea said...

Love your love note. :)

Great gift idea for my Little Guy! Your son wouldn't want any millipedes, would he? We have a couple who need a home. They're extremely cool.

Kristina P. said...

How cool is that? And you are right about cupcakes. I'm a little jealous you are eating them right now.

Thanks for entering! Looks like a fun blog here!

Anais said...

Good post.