Tater Gets His Ant Farm

Me: Tater! Show me your ants that you just got in the mail! Smile!

Me: Um, okay let’s try another picture without the goofy face.Uh, not exactly what I had in mind.

Me: How about you just hold the tube up and I’ll take a picture of the ants? Ha! Tricked you and took a picture of you too. See? That’s a good picture and a nice little smile.

A picture of Tater making the first hole in the sand for us to put the ants in.

Tater watching his ants do their thing.

After 4 days of work, this is all that they have done. I just hope Tater doesn’t get tired of them and decide to set them free….those are some BIG ants!

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And so it goes…


  1. Mommy Needs a Vacation says:
    Woah!!! I seriously can't believe you let him get an ant farm!!! You brave woman!!
  2. I'm getting scared! Ahhh!! The memories! A few months ago we had an ant farm, too. My son knocked it over. Ants came streaming out. I started screaming & smushing & drowning them in the sink. How do you save crazed ants??? Crazed, gigantic ants??? It was awful. I thought the lid wasn't supposed to fly off. Sorry, ants. I'm sure you'll be a better mother me and something like that will never happen in your house. Ugh. Sorry for sharing... I'm glad Tater is happy about his ants! Had they not escaped, they WOULD have been fun to watch!
  3. He looks so proud! So cute. I love his hair.
  4. Yay! He got the farm! I told you those suckers were big! They will totally get to tunneling. It's pretty cool to watch. I hope Tater has fun with it - and we kept it out of the reach of toddler. Just saying.

    Don't forget to feed and water them per the instructions!
  5. Mommy Needs a Vacation says:
    See this is WHY I considered you a very brave woman. Your ass better not send my kid an ant farm!
  6. holy crap! Tater looks SOOO much like you! what a sweet little face!

    and those ants? ack!
  7. Hayden got an ant farm for Christmas but I can tell you what, we ARE NOT sending away for the ants.

    No way in hell b/c my kids would let those suckers free.
  8. Brave, brave mommy. Ants AND sand!!!

    Cute pictures!!!
  9. TornadoTwos says:
    Cute pictures, he looks so proud! You are a braver mom then I, I know those ants would be set free in this house in under a day, lol.
  10. I would like to know how he got those beads?
  11. JustMom420zaks says:
    They still make ant farms?
    Please tell me they still have Sea Monkeys! Lame or not... at least they wont escape.
  12. I think "ant farm" is on a list of things Mommy will probably not let me have - especially after reading these comments! Her skin is crawling a little bit...
  13. Devan @ Accustomed Chaos says:
    ANT FARM! so cool!!
  14. The second picture is cracking me up! You're a much braver mom than me!
  15. I can never get over how much he looks like you!
  16. moveovermarypoppins.com says:
    KLZ said it for me. He's SO like you.

    Gorgeous :)

    Nice ant farm, too. The last one I saw had this weird gel stuff instead of sand. Gross.
  17. Ants! Totally freaks me out. I used to live in the south and due to the fire ants, we could not even enjoy our yard. So your pics today give me the heebee jeebies... but they did inspire a wordless Wed post of my own.

    Its wordless, but definitely not quiet. Check it out here http://35daysamonth.blogspot.com/2011/02/oh-look-instant-party.html

    you'll be sorry you did! =)

    35daysmonth: Raising three kids, three dogs, fish, frog, hamster, turtle, and husband in New England. Stop by and say Hi. The chaos is endless but the door's always open!
  18. WTH am I Doing? says:
    Hmm. I think I would enjoy an ant farm (I'm all sciency like that) and would gladly get one for Boo...If I was sure the ants woulds stay in the farm. We may wait on that a while.

    Also? Tater really looks like you!
  19. Cute! Visit The Zoo for my WW.
  20. you crack me up. Those are some funny pics. One day you will think they are perfect! :)
  21. Life Without Pink says:
    I'm not showing my boys this....I dont want them to get any ideas!
  22. The mad woman behind the blog says:
    I'm with Poppy: I want to know the story behind the beads.
  23. Oh man, you've just taken me back to my son's ant farm, which was sprawled all over my kitchen counter!! Ugh. I thought it was cool in the beginning, until they started dying and they set up their own little funeral home and burial ground.

    Interesting, but morbid.

  24. OMG, he could NOT be more YOU!

    And times like this make me happy I don't have a boy. No ant farms for me!
  25. You could have came to my house in the summer and collected our live in ants. Yup all of em could have been taters for free...you just had to catch them.
  26. Bella @ If This is Motherhood says:
    They are some big ants! I really have to get The Professor one of these!
  27. Poppy's comment made me laugh out loud, first off.

    Anyway, I have to tell you that I am soooo itchy after reading this. And so glad my brothers never wanted an ant farm. Ick!! You're a brave soul.