Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Well That Didn't Take Long

The birds have flown the nest. It's kind of sad really.
Kris is excited that it is all done and we can get rid of the eyesore on our porch, but I am going to miss those little guys. I hope they come back next year when we have a new overhang built. Here's hoping.
Bye Bye Birdies

Friday, May 14, 2010

2 Years Old

Truan turns two on May 17th. Because I am 9 mos pregnant, currently, life feels extremely redundant to what happened two years ago. I wont go into the long haul of labor again, but I do want to share how much I love this little boy. He is becoming such a grown up person already and yet he still feels like my baby. Maybe this will change when Devyn arrives,and maybe this feeling will never leave me. I love being able to hang out with him all the time! He gets smarter and more fun every day! Kris and I are always amazed by him, we pinch ourselves to make sure we aren't dreaming of this spunky little person!
Here are some things Truan does:
-He loves to give Dad a kiss on each cheek before he goes to bed.
-His favorite cartoons are Ninja Turtles, Spiderman and Dinosaurs
-He is always willing to help mommy by throwing things away in the garbage, "fold" laundry, and "cooking"
-He sings and counts to himself. He normally sings "The ABC Song" and counts "one, two, four, fise, six, seven, eight, nine, ten!"
-He is always aware of any airplane or bird flying overhead
-He loves to point out everything we pass by in the car, "Mommy! Cars! Mommy!Cows!"

There's so much more and the list grows constantly! Today Truan brought me the camera and wanted me to take a picture of him in his Batman Pajamas. This is his camera face.
I love you Truan, Happy Birthday!

And this was another day when Truan asked me to take a picture of him.

And here's a video, for Aunt Steena. Since she's always asking for videos!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Spring Babies

I am sitting in my 9th month of pregnancy and it seems as though the nesting stage has spread. This weekend, Kris decided to tear down our porch overhang. It was due to come down, considering the MDF was swollen and falling apart. (take a look at the pictures, it didn't come down in whole pieces) The project needed to be done...but 4 weeks before the baby was due? Anyway, thanks to Kris and a few friends the whole thing came down in an afternoon.
If you've read my blog each Spring, you know about the family of birds that have visited us each year and made their home in the eves of our overhang. I love them. I feel so pleased and giddy inside that they chose our back porch to make their little family. Each year, we listen for the chirping of newly hatched babies. And each year we are never disappointed.
And so they came. And they made their upgrades to the nest. And the mommy sat on her eggs, and now they're here! Snuggled so sweetly in their nest.
They had not been informed of the demolition project that took place this weekend and so we left that one eve standing on it's own. So now we have this random eve, balance upright with our doghouse and BBQ, and I'm afraid it will have to stay that way for the next 6 weeks or so, until those babies leave the nest. I am so sad to think that this may be our last Spring with this Feathery Family. Plans of rebuilding the overhang is still undecided and I'm afraid that the disturbance we've made during the tearing down, may deter these birds to come back. Even if we had a new spot for them.
SO, I took some pictures, to document our Springtime Visitors.

Note: I climbed my fat pregnant self up onto the doghouse to get these shots....that should have been documented as well. ha ha ha.

This shows how the structure came down as sawdust and NOT in whole chunks of MDF.

The lonely eve, can you see where the nest is? It's hard because it's under the shade.

Now can you see them? What are you saying? That I take bad photos? Ok.

Look at them!!

You can't tell where one ends and another begins!

So sweet.

And here's mom and dad. They sat close by and yelled at me the whole time I was taking pictures. They were NOT impressed with me taking family photos.