Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bird Watching

Last week the kids and I were enjoying a nice breezy day outside.  (BIG contrast to this week with the weather being 95 degrees!) We were reading stories in the front yard and listening to the birds when we noticed that a mama bird was feeding her babies in an old bird house that I have hanging on the front porch.  These poor birdies live in a shack! But they nest there each year and I’m also afraid to take the house down because I don’t want to disturb the babies. My kids loved watching the mama fly in with food and the two babies stick their heads out for more.  She did this about 5 times while we were out there.

I tried to get closer for a better picture. But the mama bird was so protective and would squawk at me from the tree if I got too close. As soon as I stepped back, she would fly in to feed the babies.  Here’s a picture:


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Digital Layout: My Kids with Truman Tiger!

This was at the Science Fair at MU.


Credits: Jungle Antics by Heather Roselli, DJB BLUEPRINT by Darcy Baldwin 

This is my last blog post for today. I go from never posting to having too much to say. LOL!

card party last night & a new home for Fred Flintstone (our turtle)

Once a month I get together with a group of friends and we make greeting cards.  We all make the same six cards (with our own variations, of course!).  Nancy comes up with the designs for the cards and cuts all the little pieces out so that all we have to do is stamp and glue.  She’s incredibly talented and creative and every month I come home with six adorable cards!

So here’s what I came home with after a few hours of work, a couple beer-garitas, and some cream puffs! ;)

And in other news, we found a turtle crossing the road a few weeks ago.  Aiden rescued him and Fred has been our new pet since then. He really loves to eat strawberries and cucumbers. But the box he was in was too small.  Allen created this nice box with lots of extra space and a place for him to swim. We have to take out some of the sand because he may climb out of the box.


Here’s a close-up of Fred:


Thursday, June 11, 2009

these little quizzes crack me up!

You Are Salty

There's something about you that makes the world a better place.
You make life more colorful, more flavorful, and more vibrant.
You get along well with others. You always have something to add.
Without realizing it, people can become very addicted to you.


Sunday, June 7, 2009

From Our Blog to Yours (Sweet Shoppe Designs) Zoo Animals!

I'm challenged to blog about my favorite animal at the zoo.  It was a hard choice because I really like everything except for the bugs and reptiles. And even the reptiles can be fun to watch. But my all time favorites are the big cats! Any kind! And if they have babies even better.  Here is a cute picture of a tiger cub from my last visit to the zoo.  My friend Heidi took the picture: