Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Birds and The Bees

We had some excitement in our backyard last night. Chloe discovered a baby bird in the spot where she "does her bizness". She went up to the little bird and stuck her nose right to it's beak. We brought Chloe inside so she wouldn't squeak her new found chew toy and tried to figure out where she came from. We think she fell out of our neighbor's tree. Being emotional these days I was feeling all sorts of mercy for this little baby and didn't want her to starve to death. Casey decided we should go inside and see if it's mother showed up. We saw a gray bird keep flying around and perching on different trees. I sat by our kitchen window for about 30 minutes or so glued to what was going to happen. The mother FINALLY swooped down and I got SO excited and started yelling "Casey Casey it's  mother came!!!" And of course off she went! I was forced into silence and couldn't take my eyes off the window. The mom came back a couple of times and was feeding the now VERY loud baby bird then she'd fly off again. I was so glad to somebody was taking care of her. I went to the window about an hours later and she was gone! We hoping the mother somehow helped her back to the nest! 

Isn't she cute??

Monday, July 06, 2009

Home Made

Our garden this year is growin out the wazoo! I only planted a little over half the plants I usually do just because I'm not going to feel like weeding, picking, and watering tons of beans and okra when I'm ginormous.  We did plants staples though....tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and watermelon!! Mmmm! We've got 7 watermelon cooking which is the most we've EVER had. Casey just picked our 1st this morning....I know what OUR dessert's going to be. Plus a million cucumbers....I can't eat and give these things away fast enough. We went to the beach for 5 days and came back to cucumbers the size of my leg! I've made 2 batches of pickles so far so any other ideas for cucumbers....let me know!

This was Casey being supportive during my pickle making. He LOVES the smell of vinegar! Thankfully...I'm all about vinegar these days!

Here's a pic of me at 23 and 6 weeks! It was taken yesterday at our pool in Pensacola. More beach pics to come....