Thursday, 11 October 2007

First there was Adam

then there was Jamie!!!
I bought stick insect eggs about a month ago and have watching them daily for signs of life. Rob has been laughing saying that I had been done, and they were in fact just bits of gravel! PAH!!! what does he know!

Last Tuesday night I checked the eggs... no sign of life. Wednesday morning... no sign of life. Wednesday afternoon I walk into the kitchen to see a little stick insect walking along the work surface! So not only had it hatched unnoticed, it had also escaped from the tank and was making a bid for freedom. I scooped it up and returned it to the tank and inspected the eggs. Still 10, all looking exactly as they did before. So this made me wonder whether this was the first to have hatched or if others have hatched and escaped unnoticed!!!

This morning when I went into the kitchen I noticed that we now have two babies. This one still has its egg stuck to its foot... poor thing!
Oliver has chosen the names Adam and Jamie for the new family members. I suspect that any further additions will also be named after his classmates...LOL!!!

This game is on the dining room table from last night. It is a Thomas the Tank Engine version of the old classic, frustration. Although it is deemed as being 'uncool' to like Thomas when you get to the grand old age of 4... Oliver still loves to play with his trains and this game, but only when his friends are not here of course!


Rach said...

Congratulations on your new arrivals!

sharon said...

Welcome Adam & Jamie..hee your pic, can't remember the last time I pressed down on one of those.x

Rachael said...

Awww the babies are so cute! Kyle loves the game of frustration even at 12.

Hazel said...

Yay for Adam and Jamie - great photos. And lvoe the game (even if it is 'uncool' for groweing 4 year olds!). Intriguing LO - when do we have all revealed?

Bobs said...

I still have my originakl Frustration game - in it's original box. It's well used and a bit battered, but I still love it! lol

Yikes at the stick insects!! I couldn't have touched it! Also laughing at the names .... aren't Adam and Jamie the names of the presenters of Mythbusters on Discovery?