From Bean to Sprout

a first time mom's forray into parenthood

Another Birthday Bonanza March 12, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — frombeantosprout @ 8:31 pm

Sunday marked another monumental birthday event. Henry’s best friend Luis turned two. Sandra and Doug went all out for Luis’ bday and hired Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo to come do a presentation with a few of their lizard friends (and one arachnid unfortunately). Unfortunately Henry was a little off at the beginning. He had fallen asleep about 3 seconds before we arrived so it took him a while to shake the cobwebs out (pun intended). He started getting a bit livelier once he got some food into him, and then even more so once he ate cake. I got over some of my fears and held a few lizards. I stayed far far away from the tarantula. I think both Chris and I learned a lot about our lizard friends.

One important note that I wanted to pass along to all parents out there is that pet store turtles, you know those tiny things that are under $10 keep growing. It’s recommended that adult red eared slider turtles be housed in at least 100 gallon tanks. That’s massive! The reptile zoo receives hundreds of these turtles who are abandoned each year because parents didn’t anticipate how big they would get. So please think long and hard before buying one. Apparently there are some small turtles that will remain small but you have to do your research ahead of time and pay a little more for them.

Anywho, PSA over, so here are some pics.

Sleepy kid trying to party.

Sleepy kid trying to party.

Paying attention to the reptile guy.

Paying attention to the reptile guy.

Sandra being the bravest person in the world and holding a tarantula.

Sandra being the bravest person in the world and holding a tarantula.

That's my arm right there. And that's a gecko on it!

That’s my arm right there. And that’s a gecko on it!

Snake getting mighty comfy on the reptile handler. I was cringing inside the whole time.

Snake getting mighty comfy on the reptile handler. I was cringing inside the whole time.

I guess the snake is cool

I guess the snake is cool

Henry waking up a little to see the blue tongued skink.

Henry waking up a little to see the blue tongued skink.

This lizard is basically the cat of the lizard world. Apparently the laziest thing ever and will fall asleep in his food dish.

This lizard is basically the cat of the lizard world. Apparently the laziest thing ever and will fall asleep in his food dish.

Touching one of those red eared sliders I was talking about.

Touching one of those red eared sliders I was talking about.

The "piece de resistance" this python was massive!

The “piece de resistance” this python was massive!

Although Henry ran right by the python to play in the miniature kitchen.

Although Henry ran right by the python to play in the miniature kitchen.

Henry eating some late breakfast. I also want to point out the photographic proof that he does eat scrambled eggs even though he always refuses ours.

Henry eating some late breakfast. I also want to point out the photographic proof that he does eat scrambled eggs even though he always refuses ours.

The birthday boy blowing out the candles.

The birthday boy blowing out the candles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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