We’ve got ants!

E: “Daddy! My ants came today! 50 of them!
D: “Um…aren’t we generally trying to keep ants OUT of the house?”


The Ant Hill was one of Em’s purchases with a birthday gift card. We anxiously awaited the arrival of the ants through the mail, and once they finally came, Em studied the instructions to make sure the ants got into the Hill with no incidents.


And we’ve just been waiting for them to get accustomed to their new surroundings.


They’ve provided hours of entertainment already…


…and have even inspired this week’s creative writing entry for Em’s homework.


Clearly it is the most exciting thing going on around this place.

7 thoughts on “We’ve got ants!

  1. It is fun. We slowly watched our ants die one by one. Ha. But what a great learning experience while it lasted.

  2. There must be something wrong at our house! Every time we see an ant here, I first kill it and then get all over Uncle Dick that he must call the exterminator to get rid of them. So glad Em is getting so much enjoyment out of hers. Maybe I should learn from her.

  3. Em studying those instructions so seriously, pizza in hand? Makes me realize how grown up she’s getting!!! Love how much entertainment something like this can provide…we are giving the cousins butterflies for their birthday next week and I’m ordering some for N too so she can do it at the same time!

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