Monday, April 28, 2008
Caden and I arrived home from school late this afternoon. It was around 4:45 because we had our tutoring party after school (tutoring is over...yea!). I fixed a quick dinner that consisted of a smorgasbord of Lunchables and Bocca Burgers...exciting I know! As we were eating I noticed an adolescent Blue jay on our windowsill. I watched him and I could quickly tell that he was just learning to fly. After a few minutes he fell into our Holly bushes (the prickly ones). I of course freaked out, so the kids and I headed outside to see if we could help him out. Really, it was just the boys and I. The girls stayed in the doorway, I think that I scared them with all of the commotion that I was making! We shook the bushes carefully and the little bird made his way out only to fall again. By this time our crazy cat had made her way out and was on the prowl. I shooed her away as a whole flock of Blue jays surrounded us in nearby trees and called for their baby. : ( It was so sad because the adult birds flew back and forth trying to protect the baby, but they wouldn't get close to him. Finally, I decided to take the kids inside so the adult birds could get closer and better guide the baby. We watched a little more and I didn't hear the adult birds calling after awhile, so I figured that the baby was safe. About 30 minutes after we headed inside I took the kids back outside, only to see the little baby hop into the street and get hit by a car. It was tragic Carson and Cade saw the whole thing! The little bird that we thought was safe was laying injured in the street right in front of our house! I freaked out and went to get Sam, who I am so thankful for, because he is always calm in situations like this! He scooped the little guy up in a towel, took him inside, and called the vet. The vet gave us the phone number of a lady that rescues injured wild birds. The bird was stable with an injured foot and wing, so he hung tight in an Adidas box as Sam did bath time and I ran. He made sweet chirps, and Sam and the boys fed him tiny squished pieces of bread. As of right now Sam is on I-20 heading back from "the bird lady's" house in West Fort Worth. What a sweet and caring guy Sam is, I know the Blue jay and his family are thankful!
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Here is a "before the run" picture of us. We were about to start our aerobic warm up!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Today 3 of my sweeties performed at one of the church services at the church school that they attend. Carson, Ella, and Emma did great singing a song about all of God's creatures and "Jesus Loves Me". The girls had the movements down pat! Over the last couple of weeks I have been wondering where they came up with such expressive moves for Elephants, Monkeys, and Alligators. The songs were lead by their music teacher Ms. Aimee and their chapel leader Mr. Kyle. Both of these nice people have such a wonderful way of teaching the children. I am sooo thankful for the little ones' school!
Friday, April 11, 2008
Here are the girls at the very end of our adventurous day. As you can see they got a VERY bad sunburn (so did Carson). I am not sure where my brain was when I left the house without putting sunblock on them. The sunblock didn't really seem to phase them, but I felt horrible! Mommy's sorry, and I promise not to let it happen again! : (
Sunday, April 6, 2008
On Sunday morning I headed to the hospital to see Carla and Wayne's new baby girls. Camryn Rita and Addison Claire were born Friday 4-4-08. They are beautiful and so very tiny. It is hard to believe that the girls were nearly this small 2 years ago!
Sunday afternoon I met Shawna, Michelle, Chels, and Carter at Macaroni Grill to celebrate Shawna's 30th birthday that is coming up this month. We ate, and headed to the mall for a little shopping...what fun!
Friday, April 4, 2008
This is definitely not something I have experienced with Caden! I think pigs would fly before he was in the Principal's office! It's so funny how different kids are! By the time Mr. Car is Cade's age I might very well be a veteran "Principal's office parent"...or who knows maybe not. However he does it I know that Car-Bear is going to give us a run for our money...he just has that wild spirit that I can't help but love.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Jerry Jeff put on a great show!