Friday, May 25, 2007

See ya!

We're about to head out to go camping for the weekend. We are going to the beautiful Sand Dunes National park in southwest Colorado. Andy's birthday is this weekend.....the big 2! This is the only weekend until after VBS in late June that we will be able to get away. We are very excited!

Before we left, I wanted to check on all my plants. You remember that hanging plant in front that has the nest. Well, 4 eggs have recently been deposited in it. I have to be careful when watering from now on....don't want to drown any baby birds.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Good place to do some Hatchin'

Our home has become a good place to do some hatchin'! At least, that is what the neighborhood birds think.

Two years ago, we had the pleasure of watching a robin lay her eggs in our front door wreath. It was pretty cool, because we could open up the main door and get a good look at the baby birds on the glass door without bothering them too much. The girls loved checking on them every day.

Well, this year we have mangaged to woo two separate birds into building a nest around our home. One, the first, is in our backyard. Again, a robin has built a lovely nest on the top of our backdoor light. I was able to get a good pic of the eggs in the nest while Simon (our very tall friend) was here for Jimmy's birthday. Andy loves looking out the window to see the birdie. He looks up and says, "Yook, Mom.....a birdie.....tweet, tweet, tweet!"

The other nest I found the other day when I was watering one of my hanging plants on our front porch. A little bird, what kind I don't know, has found a lovely little spot inside my flower basket. There are no eggs in it yet, but I'll be checking on it in the days to come. If I spot any, I'll let y'all know.

Just today I was able to sneak a picture of the baby birds in the nest while the momma bird watched me from our back fence. It was a little scary.....the things I do for my blogger fans. I hope you appreciate my close to death experience. She did a few dive bomb fly-by's!