Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Arrival of Skipperdee

Last Saturday, we had a garage sale and we had told both of The Kids that if they contributed some of their toys and things to the sale, they could keep some of the money to buy something for themselves. Well, Reilly went for it whole-hog because she decided that she wanted a TURTLE! (I thought that she was saving for an Americal Girl doll, but she veered off into the land of amphibians...)
So, because she worked so hard and was so relentless with her culling of toys, on Sunday, Troy ordered a red-eared slider turtle for her. Through thorough tracking online, we knew that we were to expect the arrival of Skipperdee at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning. And, honestly, from all the excitement and anticipation, you would have thought we were waiting for the arrival of the Pope, or something.

At 10:30, on the dot, I saw The Box Man pull up to the house. I don't believe that any UPS man has been greeted with such enthusiasm as was the man who had the honor of delivering Skipperdee to our door. Between the shrieking children and the barking dog, we may well have scarred him for life.

In that picture, she had just gotten done washing her hands so she can take him out of the box. I love the look of pure joy on her face!
I will say, he's a cute little fella! One of the reasons that Troy ordered him online was so that he could get a smaller one. Skipperdee is only about 3 inches long!
(SHOOT! I was going to include a video of him, scooting along, but it didn't upload!)


Sherri said...

How cute!
My Patrick wanted a pet turtle so badly when he was around 4 years old, however, we were told that it is illegal to keep a turtle as a pet...or maybe just illegal to buy one. I'm wondering if that ban is off of them now or what. Hmmmm...Patrick would have LOVED LOVED LOVED to have had that cute little turtle.
I love the picture of them washing up to hold it...precious!!! Don't you just love to make them that happy?!?

Lisa said...

Yikes! I don't know anything about the legality of selling or buying a turtle! I know that there's a concern that the baby ones can carry salmonella, so you have to be rigorous with the handwashing, but Troy had no trouble finding places online to buy one, and they sell them at Petco here in town.