Today’s Smile–Robin Fledgling

This morning the kids were helping Daddy outside.  They came running in the house yelling “we just watched the baby bird fly for the first time!”

Of course, I had to go outside and see it too.  We watched the baby hop down the driveway until his Momma came and moved him to the safety of the grass.  After awhile, the fledgling followed his Momma to a nearby tree.  He was unable to land as gracefully as his role model and slid down the branch.  Just before getting to the end of the branch, he remembered that he could fly and flew to another branch.


The Crocuses are out!

In blue and yellow from its grave
Springs up the crocus fair,
And God shall raise those bright blue eyes,
Those sunny waves of hair.
Not for a fading summer’s morn,
Not for a fleeting hour,
But for an endless age of bliss,
Shall rise our heart’s dear flower

The Crocus (last stanza) by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Exciting Find

The other day we went to the park to play with some friends. The kids were playing hide and seek with a green container (great camouflage) and a bright yellow softball.  It was fun watching them enjoy the game!

I found a neat surprise while we were out.  I discovered two mantis egg cases (called an ootheca)!  I had never seen one until the kids were given one last winter to take care of.  So for me to find two in one day is exciting. I know where they are at the park, so will have fun watching them occasionally.

Now the challenge is to find one in our own yard!