Yes. We have our first pets, and they are reptiles.
No, your monitor is not malfunctioning. They are in a pink wash-basin while their tank is being cleaned. I can't get any decent pictures of them in their tank.
I don't know what kind of turtles they are. If anyone out there can help me on this, I would sure appreciate it. Maxine was begging for a turtle, and we gave in for her birthday without researching much. Turns out that turtles often carry salmonella, so you aren't supposed to touch them or hold them. Makes them pretty boring pets in some ways. They are still fun to watch, though. They are semi-aquatic, and like to swim around in their tank as well as perch on the faux rock we bought for them. It's kind of sad to be on display like that, and not entirely unlike my job as an English teacher in a Korean school.
For Maxine's birthday we went to a kids' buffet at Bexco, which I wrote about in this post. Here are a couple of pictures we took at the time which I have only just now moved to my computer. We have borrowed my parents'-in-law camera.
We recently got some Duplo blocks for the kids to play with. Horyon found them used, and got an incredible deal. I'm sure we'll be able to sell them for more than we paid, but more importantly, Quinten LOVES playing with them. Right now his focus is on seeing how high he can stack them. Not bad for three-and-a-half, eh?