Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Tiny Bunnies and other exciting critters



Last Monday, the kids all came yelling from the backyard that they had seen three baby rabbits in the backyard…oh yes, sure you did.  Lo and behold, momma rabbit had dug her nest right under their slide and the babies had all hopped right out.  By the time I got out there, we could only find two, but they stuck around all day…despite their sheer terror from two toddlers and a 7 year old monitoring their every move.  They were very tiny, and very still…so still that the kids could even pick them up.  Needless to say, they did not stick around long enough for us to start calling ourselves rabbit farmers, but it was a nice treat for a day.


Sadly, we said goodbye to baseball this week.  I think I have had nothing more enjoyable as a parent to date, as this season’s baseball games.  The boys on his team are all super, the coaches were great and the games were lots of family fun. 


We are on week 3 of swim lessons at the Y.  They are inexpensive, and the kids all seem to enjoy them.  Duncan is doing particularly well, and this week is one-on-one with his coach.  I am kind of hoping he will want to do swim team at some point. 


We got to have breakfast at a really great place where kids can play with some of our oldest and best friends in the world.  These two have been friends since their lives began, and continue to be close and enjoy each other.  It’s really a rich blessing for me to watch them grow. 


We are pet sitting this week for this creature.  He is a green anole, and is more endearing than I imagined him to be.  The kids are really having a good time, but guess who feeds him his meal worms?  Yes, that’s right.  I’m figuring it is a good lesson learned.  Not ready for a dog or cat quite yet.


Oh, and all that sadness about baseball?  Totally being (temporarily) remedied by Finn starting tee ball.  There are only three games, though, so our relief of kid sport fever will be very short lived.  I think next is Claire doing gymnastics, which might be the most entertaining of all.

Have a good week!

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