Friday, March 27, 2009

The Aquarium

Well as anyone who knows how much Haylie loves fish, sadly also knows that I have flushed more than I can count. We took a really long break from fish, until the first week of August 2008. Haylie had some money of her own so she bought a small tank and filter and a pink colored Beta Fish. We did really well with this fish (and when I say we I mean she feeds it everyday and I change the water every week).

On her birthday this year she decided that she was going to use some of her Birthday money to buy a 5 gallon aquarium and some fish. So on 2-18-09 we did however we bought 3 goldfish. Goldfish water is so hard to keep clean anyway but 3 in a 5 gallon tank.....not good.

On 02-17-09 Haylie convinced her Daddy to get a big thanks to Stacy and Chere' we had a huge beautiful aquarium and everything we needed to take care of these goldfish (and make it a whole lot easier on mom), but Dad decided that he also wanted some pretty tropical fish because he likes the tropical fish better than goldfish.

So we went to the pet store on 02-19-09 to get filters and carbon and came back with:

1 Golden Algae Eater
2 Mollys
2 Platys

All of these supposed to be hearty HARD to kill fish good for new aquariums..

On 02-21-09 we went back and got 3 striped tetras 1 more molly and a snail.

So in case you lost count we HAD 13 fish and 1 snail living in our beautiful aquarium.

We now have 6 fish living in our anyone surprised that the EASY to kill 2 goldfish and 3 striped tetras along with the algae eater are still swimming....and the HARD to kill Molly's and Platys and snail are no longer with us... Of course we would do it backwards.....

But they are doing well and I think JC even enjoys them now..he loves to feed them. Sadly Haylie's Beta had lived his life span and is as of last week no longer with us. We don't think we will put anything in the 5 gallon tank we will just add to the big aquarium...but Haylie hasn't made up her mind yet....

Haylie's Braces

Well Haylie finally got her braces on March 5th. Of course she hates them. But we did LOVE watching JC squirm having to part with all that money... We laughed all the way up there watching him try to hold on to it as long as he could (literally I had to take the check out of my checkbook and let him hold it in his hand). Of course Haylie constantly reminded him how much he was having to spend, and he would remind her of course that her vacation would be spent not on a cruise like she wanted this year but instead it would be us sitting around staring at her sparkling little mouth...

She looked so cute with them after they were on and she didn't hurt at all until about 5:30 that night. I thought we might go eat for our anniversary after she was done..but she couldn't eat so we didn't go anywhere..we stopped by and bought her a waterpick (more money spent..hahahaha) & lots of soup and Jell-O (she had to be on a soft diet for 5-7days)....we came home and started her ibuprofen.. For the swelling they told us she would have .

Of course Friday morning her mouth was swollen shut and it was really hard not to laugh..but she was already hating them and so upset that she had to have them. I tried really hard not to laugh..tried being the operative word there. She did get to stay home from school on Friday but she was miserable until about 2:00 and then her swelling started going down...and once she got used to the rubberbands in her mouth, well from then was constant griping that she couldn't eat any real food and how much she hated them.

Now she's not having any trouble at all and not griping at all unless her rubberbands break in her mouth. But we will see how it goes on her next appointment on May 12th when she gets a bigger wire and they start pulling her jaw further forward...