Friday, June 18, 2010

Babies, babies ... everywhere~!!!

The baby birds are out in abundance. Baby tree swallows, robins, woodpeckers, doves, grackles and so on and so on. The thing about birds is sometimes it's really hard to tell the babies from the parents as far as size. That's because most baby birds do not leave the nest until they are big. The only way you can tell most times is because one bird is feeding another and the 'cheep' is much higher with the baby birds. From a distance you would never know they are just babies.

The tree swallows that were nesting in our bird house spent a full day trying to coax the babies out of the house and they are now gone. That's the sad thing, once they leave the bird house that's it, they are gone. But it was fun to watch them. Last year I got to watch as each baby flew out (at least 6 of them). This year they tried all day and I guess very early the next morning they got the babies to actually come out and I missed it!. But I did get these cute pictures of the day they tried.

And the baby woodpeckers are so adorable. They have been around like crazy feeding on the peanuts and even though they are the same size as the mother they are much more clumsier ... LOL.

The mother is on the right and baby on the left.

The baby woodpeckers have been so fun to watch. They stumble and fall and aren't quite sure exactly what they should be doing but they follow the mom around and try to mimic her. They aren't as nervous as the parents and will land really close to you and just look at you. It's just amazing watching the cycle and how birds learn.

And then there is the baby grackles who for some reason ALL look bigger then the mom. So when mom is feeding the babies it looks ridiculous ... lol. And same as the baby robins they are as big as the mom when you get to see them but just clumsier and dependant still on the mom to get fed.

And why am I talking so much about babies?? Are you ready?? ... lol

I'm going to be a grandmother~!!!!!!

I've actually known for a month now and it was really hard to keep it in but my daughter found out she was expecting just 3 weeks before her wedding. She wanted to keep it hush, hush until she was sure everything was ok. And today she had an ultrasound and they saw a little blob with a heartbeat!!! LOL Soooooooooo exciting~!!! They are both so excited about being parents. My daughter is going to be 28 this year and has wanted children since she was a little girl ... lol. She will be a fabulous mother!

Even though I have known for a month now, I think its just starting to kick in. With the wedding and everything going on it didn't seem real. But now ... OMG ... she is due near the end of January. I don't want to be called grandma, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated ... LOL.

And so here we go ... this is what went into LLL Creations Dollar Mart today;

(Click on pictures for larger views)

Pregnancy Word Art #1 - 4 word art for only $1 - get it HERE.

The layout below shows one of the word art.
(This is my nephew and wife. Their son Devin in now 9 months old~!)

Pregnancy Word Art #2 - 4 word art for only $1 - get it HERE.

Such a special time to scrapbook~!
Darn, I better get the wedding one done first ... LOL.

My June promotion is still on ... get a free 'Father of the Year' Frame Free!.
Just in time for Fathers Day.

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And to celebrate all the baby birds that have been keeping me so occupied, this is your freebie for today;

Download Feathered Friends Word Art

As shown in the layout below that I've posted before ...

Have a great weekend~! Comments are appreciated.


Lori said...

Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to Lori's freebie list

Arlene said...

I wondered how long you'd hold out before spilling the beans, lol! I agree ... Shannon will make a wonderful Mommy!

From the interweb --- In Irish Gaelic the term for Grandmother is Maimeó; pronounced Mam-owe / Ma-MO (two-syllables).

Grandfather is Daideó; pronounced Dad-owe / Da-DO. (Although this may look like 1950s Beatnik (Daddy-O), it’s not the same. The Irish “Daideo” is a two-syllable word, whereas “Daddy-O” is three.)

Congrats Maimeó Lil :-)

Arlene said...

PS: You can even get "World's Best Maimeó" items (lol) ... like these ones ...