Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Baby Birds

We have a pair of birds that spend hours pecking at the window over our fireplace. Mostly it is the male and he is relentless. We tried taping pictures of owls to the window to deter him but have come to realize that he will be with us for awhile.

I noticed him sitting on the bush outside the window and then he disappeared inside. It dawned on me that they are likely nesting in there. I'm a little worried because it is a small bush and it is low to the ground but I figure they know what they are doing right?

Yesterday I decided to confirm my suspicion about the nest so I peaked in and sure enough there is a nest. Not only is there a nest but there are 2 baby birds in the nest.

Here is the first shot of the birds. I don't know how old they are but they are quite small and don't have much in the way of feathers. I should've take the pictures last night when they were awake and looking more like birds because today they were curled up sleeping and aren't quite as cute.

Hopefully I can get some more pictures as they grow.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

hodge podge

1. We all survived the Boston trip...last week I spent 4 days pilfering through paper files at the dept of health in Boston. In the evenings I was rewarded with subway rides and good food. I really like steak and creme brulee - especially on someone else's dime. Darren was home for his longest solo parenting time. They both seemed to have a good time together and the house was really clean when I got home. Shocking, eh? I have 2 more full weeks in Boston in the future. Hopefully Darren and Ella will be able to go along.

2. Ella is LOVING her new daycare. A friend that has 2 little girls is watching her for us. On Monday morning I asked Ella if she remembered where she was going that day and her face lit up and she said "yeah, R & V's house". So, we got dressed and I fixed her breakfast. She finished it before I had my own breakfast ready! She handed me her dishes and said "ok, let's go bye-byes." When we got there she was very excited and ran right inside to play! It's so much easier to leave her when I know how much fun she is having!!

3. On Saturday we went with some friends to the zoo. It was very crowded but we had fun. There is a new baby elephant at the zoo. The wait to see him is at least 2 hours so we haven't seen him yet. But we did go on the boat ride and saw the gorillas and bonobos and several other animals.

4. Darren taped Ella to the chair. Does that require an explanation? I have no idea why but she thought it was funny.

Monday, April 13, 2009

an FYI

If you click on a picture it will make it much bigger...no idea how long that will take to download though, you'll have to try it.

just saying...in case you were interested. :)

Easter...the weekend in pictures

At the Easter Egg Hunt

Coloring eggs at home

Easter morning - found the basket...

the Easter dress...