hearts.smAll day today the kids have been whispering and extra giggly.  After soccer practice, I came home to discover a surprise half birthday party for me!  The kids decorated the table with love notes and paper dogwood flowers they had made. We had rhubarb pie and ice cream for dessert.  Megan brought me some handpicked flowers. Mark bought me a planter with some herbs the kids chose for me to grow.

I am one extremely spoiled Momma!

Momma Bird

EggsThe kids ran in to tell me that found a bird’s nest.  This morning we looked at it again, and discovered a bird sitting on her eggs!

We had fun researching what kind of bird this is.  We think it is a red eyed vireo with her egg and two cowbird eggs. A lazy cowbird momma will lay her eggs in another bird’s eggs and let the other bird take care of them.

We will keep watch over this nest. The kids are also watching for other nests. We are really hoping to find a hummingbird nest!