Saturday, June 19, 2010

Fun Grandpa

We went over to my mom's today to hang out for awhile. Mom and Randy got a play pool and a slip n slide for the kids. I was sitting inside reading and I start hearing the kids screaming and yelling and laughing like crazy. I look out the window to see Randy doing the slip n slide with his jeans and tye dye shirt on!

The kids were getting such a kick out of it. He would throw the kids down the slip in slide and they go slipping all the way past the end into the grass. Even Carl got into it. It was so funny. It reminded me of when we were kids and Randy would come home from running and he would run straight into the pool with his cloths and shoes on, just to get a laugh out of us. I really love Randy. He is a good grandpa to my boys. They are so lucky to have such awesome grandparents!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

We have Sparky

We have a new pet for the time being. Sparky. Sam named him. He is a little bird that fell out of a nest that was up on the eves of our house, in the sun. Its been especially hot this weekend and the other bird in the nest died. This one had fell out and survived the 12 foot fall. So Carl brought him into the courtyard and put him in a planter that gets a bit of water and lots of shade.

He and the kids are nursing it back to life. He's made more than one trip to Pets Mart already. We were excited because Sparky started eating today. We couldnt get him to take anything yesterday, but today his mouth is wide open and ready.

Carl feeds him this:

Which are these meal worms crushed up. Eeeeew! I know!

Anyways, earlier we saw another bird come by and take note. Later that bird came back and was in the nest with Sparky for a bit. I had a great view from Sam's bedroom window. She was feeding Sparky! Awesome. We are all excited and hope that he will live and these other birds heard his tiny cries and are here to help :)