Thursday, April 21, 2011

2 weeks

I promise to post about things other than baby birds soon, but these were too sweet to resist:

Happy Thursday!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

our new baby bird

April 9th 2011
10:14 AM
7 lb 1 oz
20 in long

More to come...

Friday, April 8, 2011

a busy nest

Wow!  It's been a long time since my last post and we've had a LOT of excitement around here!
First, ya'll probably know I'm about 8 1/2 months pregnant.  About a week and a half ago I managed to gracefully fall FLAT on my enormous belly.  Needless to say, Daddy Bird and I went straight to the hospital where we learned I was in labor.  Great times.  To make a really long story short, we spent the night in the hospital, my labor slowed down and I went home the next morning without giving birth.  Yay!  I spent about a week on modified bedrest and now we're in the clear.  Baby girl bird is a-okay, just cooking away a little longer.
Thanks to my awesome family for helping out TREMENDOUSLY during the whole mess!
So!  After that little scare, we really got a jump on some projects around here, but I'll give you updates on that later.

Yesterday was my birthday.
After I recovered from the trauma of coming to terms that I am indeed 31 years old, I really had a great day.
Some events included:

Looking out the window and seeing this in my front yard:
Ha!  One of our neighbor's cows managed to wander into our front yard!
I wish I had grabbed my camera faster because she actually was almost to my front porch, looking into my windows, but I was too busy laughing.  After staring at me for a few minutes, she just wandered back home.  My enormous self didn't even have to run after her to shoo her away!  Thank you mama cow, for sparing everyone that sight.

My rhododendren are blooming:

It's so nice to see color after a long winter.

Daddy Bird gave me a new set of outdoor furniture for my gift!  I have been wanting this for years.  We are outside so much of the year, I can't wait to have a comfy place to relax.  He even put it together for me, with lots of "help" of course.
Why do boys like sticks?

Baby Bird was lots of help.

My angel of a Mother let us know that she WOULD be coming over to watch the Baby Bird, so Daddy Bird and I could go out to dinner together.  Fantastic.
We drove over to the Old Stone Inn in Simpsonville and I enjoyed some yummy Ahi Tuna.
We snapped this before we left:

Maybe the last photo of just the three of us?
I am really huge.

To top off the evening, Mom brought over a chocolate merengue pie in lieu of a birthday cake.  All I can say is YUMMY.  I have been craving chocolate like crazy lately (see above photo) and this pie was like heaven.
The best part?  There are leftovers.

I'll update you on what else we have going on around here soon!