Friday, October 23, 2009

Off to the Races!

We live in a small town. We don't live in a small town on the outskirts of a big town like Yukon is to OKC. We live in a small town where the nearest big town is an hour and a half up the highway. Our town is growing, though. We got us a Petco a year or so ago. When I say it was headline news in our paper for weeks, I am not kidding.

I read the paper every day. Not for news, although I do skim the news. No, I look for stuff to take the kids to. Whenever ANYTHING for kids is happening, we are SO there.

So when I read that our great PETCO was having -GASP!--Wait for it!---HAMSTER RACES!--We immediately began preparing. We happen to have two tiny dwarf hamsters named Bolt (sounds fast, doesn't he) and Daphne (after the Scooby-Doo Daphne, of course). The hamsters were a consolation prize to my children who were dying for a parakeet. I cannot abide by birds in the house. I think they are cute and sound pretty but I cannot vacuum up bird seeds fifty times a day.

Here is Big Girl with "Bolt" (who really knows, they are exactly the same) in the practice run.

Emily with "Daphne" warming up.

"Bolt" didn't quite live up to his name (but then again...)
"Daphne"("Bolt"?...) took third place! "Daphne" brought home some chew toys and treats for her stunning win. Believe me she was up against some stiff competition...Some of those other hamsters were bigger than Daphne's ball!

The girls had a blast ...who said there was nothing for kids to do in this town?

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