Friday, June 21, 2013

Anna and Mia's First Fair and Rides!

We all went to the little fair in Princeville. This was the girl's first experience with lemon shake ups, funnel cakes, roller coaster, parachute ride, tilt-a-whirl, and more. I took the girls on some of the tamer rides before braving the bigger ones. They rode the carousel, small roller coaster, and slide before riding the tilt-a-whirl with me. The only thing the ride did was go back and forth and never did spin like the other seats. Anna got off the ride and told the man running the ride that it didn't go round and round. When he said what she said it again and then told me that I needed to tell him that it never went round and round. I told her that sometimes that happens. We then braved the parachute ride that went up and around very fast and high and then stopped and went backwards. Mia had her head down and I am guessing her eyes shut tight. Anna was more vocal and said it was too high and she was scared. Her hands were sweaty and when I told her to dry them on my pants she said that she would wait. I am guessing she didn't want to let go. I talked them through the ride and told them there wasn't anything to be afraid of. After a few times around Anna asked me how come I wasn't afraid. I told her that it was fun going fast and didn't she like going fast? She agreed. We were the last ones off the ride and Anna told the guy that she wanted to go around fast one more time. Really? They both wanted to go again. Maybe I will have some brave ones to ride the bigger rides after all!!

Anna loving the slide!

Mia having fun!

Riding next to each other - good sign.

They have never laughed so hard!!!


Going fast now!!

Lemon shake ups and funnel cakes.
Looked like fun from here!

We Rescued a Baby Robin, No Really, We Did!

Three weeks ago the girls were riding their bikes up and down our driveway and happened to see three birds who fell out of their nest. Two of the little robins didn't make it and the third one had a slit on his neck and an injured eye, he was cold, hungry, and very small. The girls had Phil come and look and then Phil asked me if I wanted to be "Opie Taylor". He was referring to the episode where Opie takes in and cares for three little birds after he killed the mother with a sling-shot. After thinking it over I said yes thinking that the bird would at least be warm and not hungry (if he would eat) when he joined his nest mates. I really didn't expect it to make it through the night. We put flour on his neck wound, warmed up some old towels in the mircrowave, and feed it some watered down chicken food. It was nestled in the warm towels and in the morning he had his mouth wide open and making a racket. We have been feeding him for the last three weeks. He moved from the bowl on the counter to a box with chip bedding we use for the chickens. He is now chirping when he hears our voice and can fly for a short time. He has flown on top of our heads and shoulders when hungry. We call him Robbie for short. We didn't take photos of him when he was little because we didn't think he would survive but here are some photos of him after a week and again a few weeks after that. How do we know it's a boy . . . we don't.

1 Week After His Rescue

3 Weeks After His Rescue