Friday, May 14, 2010

My Little Friends.

Can you see them? My little friends. I know, they are hard to see, being so well camoflauged in their own p.... Well these are the two surviving chicks from another front-porch-wreath-nest. Sadly we lost three of the birdies when they fell out of the nest. So we now have a little graveyard in the bushes. But these are the tough two that made it, and it was not without some work and encouragement along the way. We moved the wreath on windy days, tried (unsuccessfully)to keep it from tipping over and spilling it's contents, and gave momma bird plenty of noisy warning before popping out our front door.
I was so proud of these two that I wanted to document them before they left the nest, and that is what they did just hours after their photo was snapped. At least that is what I thought they did. When I took down the nest to clean up our splattered entryway, I gingerly held it out for the kiddos to examine. (I'm always trying to be like my Mom.) It was so much denser and deeper than it first appeared, so we all leaned in close for a good view, when out popped one of the little chicks, right into my hand. It literally broke through the crusty bottom of the nest and hopped into our faces. So after all that effort to save the little thing, what did I do? I screamed (it was covered in dried poo and gave me no warning, what did you expect) and dropped it on the concrete.
It was last seen hobbling to the front bushes. We tried hard to be friends, but it just didn't work out. Next year, NO front-porch-wreath-nest for me.

Pictures as Promised.

Andrew playing 2nd baseman.

Tanner on 1st.

The pre-zombies at the talent show.

Stone on side of garage.

What do you think of all the colors together? We are so pleased with the way it has turned out so far.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Something to share.

Tonight my computer is frustrating me by not allowing me to upload any photos. I guess I'll just give you a verbal teaser of the photos you all wish you were viewing.

The boys both played in their first baseball games on Saturday. Tanner did well with 4 basehits and 5 R.B.I.'s. Andrew claimed 3 homeruns. One for each time he crossed home plate. Gotta love tee-ball! I'm adjusting to the sport of baseball in general. I still wish I was sitting on a pool deck instead, but it is growing on me. The boys seem to really be enjoying it.

Tanner was in a school talent show last week. He had fun doing a zombie skit with Shannon and Micky. Yes, zombies. And yes, it was planned entirely by said 2nd graders. With all the make-up I saw little girls wearing while singing to inappropriate songs, I was proud of my zombie just being a kid.

We are all anxiously awaiting the end of the school year. I can't wait to have a fun-filled summer full of day trips, vacation, and MOVING!

I was surprised to see that despite threatening skies, the stone went up on our house today. It looks great! I bet you really wish my computer was cooperating don't you? Also, portions of siding are installed as well. How is that for a teaser? Check back soon, and I'll try to deliver.