Last week I turned 29 and it was spectacular!
We finally bought Joey a lizard for his birthday. The kids are in love with Green Tail. Me, however, not so much. Did you know that lizards eat 3-6 crickets/day? You only can buy about a 6 day supply of crickets at a time AND YOU HAVE TO BUY CRICKET FOOD!!! To top it all off, the crickets have yet to survive for more than 3 days at a time. I can't even begin to describe how much fun it has been taking all 3 kids back to the pet shop every 3 days with dogs all over the place (Little Joey is severely allergic to dogs). I don't think I had any idea what we were getting myself into.
With some of Joey's money from lemonade stand we bought a butterfly net. We sent off for caterpillers and watched them develop. It was pretty amazing, especially since we propped the net right on the dinner table, which kept them seated for quite a bit longer.