A daily photo-blog of my life as an American transplanted in the UK.
Sunday, 5 August 2012
Y4 - 310/365: Welcome to the Fam!
After a bit of discussion we decided Ryan was ready for his first pet. We popped into Two By Two pet store at Merry Hill today and picked up a new tank that contained a filter and some water treating solution. Ryan chose blue gravel and a flourescent castle decoration to go inside.
We had a look at all the fish, both freshwater and tropical, and while I was hoping to get him some Gouramis, they were £8-10 each...OUCH! Plus, any tropical fish would need a heater as well. So, we decided on some simple, £1.99/ea. standard goldfish. In earlier talks, Ryan wanted to name a fish 'Skully,' but after vetoing his suggestion of 'Food' for one of their names, he told me just before bed that he wanted to call them Mommy and Daddy.
He's been a bit obsessed lately with things like flies, slugs and snails and how he thinks they're all trying to find their mommies and daddies, so I suspect that is what prompted this newest idea.
So, with that in mind, we'd like to welcome Mommy Fish and Daddy Fish to our family as our pet population has increased from 1 to 3 (for now).
After two and a half years in a long-distance relationship, I packed my life of 29 years into 21 boxes and moved to England to marry and be with my husband, Matt. Now I'm reveling in the youth of my 30s in Great Britain, supply-teaching in primary schools near Birmingham and enjoying newlywed life, being a mommy, and all the surprises they bring!