Monday, May 14, 2007

Announcing the birth of...

Quads. When we moved in here last summer, I was looking out the side window in our bedroom one day and noticed there was an empty nest on top of the corner post of our privacy fence. I watched it some and never saw anything in it. Then a couple weeks ago, Prophet looked out and saw a little blue egg in it. The next day there was another egg, and then two days later, two more. We've all watched with anticipation and a perfect view from the bedroom window for the last couple weeks. I looked out early this afternoon and the mama was standing in her nest, and I didn't see anything blue peaking out from under her. When she flew away, I could see there was definitely no eggs there, and there appeared to be little pink lumps laying there, but they weren't moving. I was afraid maybe they were dead, but I called the boys upstairs and told them to be quiet. While we sat at the window and watched the nest, the mama came back with food. In a flash, three huge (little) bright orange mouths opened wide for food. It was so cool to watch, even if they are the ugliest little things on the planet. I'm afraid one of them didn't make it because I've only seen three mouths and there were four eggs there. The kids are excited about the new babies.

BTW, mama robin's aren't very protective. Our little mama flies away and leaves her babies alone even if the phone rings when the window's open. She's a little chicken-little.

4 comments:

Angie said...

greetings from the beautiful villa of my vacation in fla. i just got caught up on your blog. i am so proud of the woman you are and the courage you have. it moves me to tears. i can't begin to even imagine what you are experiencing but i know that this is just a snapshot in time. put to "peace" signs in the air snap them together like scissors and imagine you have just cut out a segment of your made for tv movie life that we all have. that space you just cut out between your hands was what...maybe 12 inches...that is what all this is sweetie. easy to say and hard to live i know. i have watched my mother suffer so horribly for over 2 years now with neuralgia and having now gone to the mayo pain rehab center i see a difference in how she lives life.

your idea of get up and just go, force yourself when you can, "just do it"...that is their mantra. stop talking about it, stop giving it power...just get up and go on. while my mom's pain will never go away until Jesus has his healing mercies on her, i see her "will" making more of a difference than anything else. granted i'm comparing apples to oranges here with acute pain and chronic pain. but i know that you get what i mean. you are amazing how you keep pressing on and keep your faith close, and that is what will help you to conquer this "snapshot" in time sweetie. you are woman hear you roar!!! i love you!

Kimberly said...

What a neat thing to see!

Glad you've been able to get yourself going despite the pain and work through it. I have trouble getting going and have nothing like your struggles.

Anonymous said...

chirp chirp chirp chirp..How fun for the kids to watch. Hugs

crt said...

wow, i bet the kids are loving their own private nature show.