Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mother's day and birdfeeder update

On mother's day we got milkshakes and fries, and drove to a nearby park for a fun family walk. I did not wear very sensible shoes, but we all had a nice day. The girls gave me new charms for my charm bracelet, and Ben cooked burgers for everyone.

Vic and Nancy were in town for Vic to go to some baseball games. The girls threw a "party". Kiersten planned it, and put Kara in charge of games. We played pin the tail on the donkey, chutes and ladders, the ladybug game, and candy land. I don't know how I managed to not take more pictures, but I guess I just got distracted by all the fun.

Kiersten asked me to be in charge of snacks, so we had watermelon, pineapple, and chex mix. I did make an ice cream dessert too, but it isn't in the picture. It turned out good, but I have already thought of some ways to make it better.

This is what Kiersten's bird feeder looked like the next morning after she set it out. there wasn't a single speck of birdseed left on the roll.

but some did get spilled on the ground, and we caught this little cardinal enjoying the mess. I didn't have to sweep it up, it was all gone by the end of the day.

For Kiersten's daddy daughter date, Ben let her pick out a real bird feeder from the store. They also made a bird house, but I forgot to get a picture of it. The birds have LOVED this feeder. Ben put almost the whole bag of birdseed in, and it is already almost gone. We thought it would last at least a month! So we probably wont keep it full all the time, but I'm sure the girls will want to fill it up every few months. It has been kind of fun to see all the different birds close up. We have even seen a good sized bald eagle in the backyard a few times (not using the bird feeder of course). but the girls have gotten pretty excited about that, and some deer and bunnies we see occasionally.

1 comment:

Vicky Van Sickle said...

Wow, I'm impressed by how many birds must hang around your house. I hope Kiersten wasn't upset that the birds destroyed the birdfeeder she made. I'm going to bring my birdfeeder home from the cabin, and I doubt my birdseed will disappear so fast.