Friday, July 3, 2009

sweet and gentle visitors!

Every morning we watch the cranes slowly stroll down the golf course eating bugs in the grass as they go along. There are five when they all show up, but mostly we see these three. They make the strangest clacking sounds. Today they came across the street into our yard! I ran to get the camera and a slice of bread. They came straight up to me for the bread but were much more gentle and calm than the local ducks, who can get quite aggressive. I led them all the way to Sylvia's house and talked to her and Steve who were having coffee on the porch. When the cranes got ready to leave, the biggest one spread his wings and stood on his tiptoes for a while as if to say "Thank you." I was so stunned I didn't get the shot. What a nice way to start the day along with cooler temperatures and some sunshine instead of rain!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Jill's 6th Birthday Party!!!

Jaime's Birthday Cake Creation

Jill, Haley and Savannah

Stephanie and Cory

Sylvia and me

Cara and Haley

We celebrated Jill's birthday early at Jaime's house. The guests were Haley, Kinley, Savannah, Briel and Mia. Jill's friend Jordan was not able to make it. Sylvia, Karin, Cara, Briel's mom, Cory and Stephanie and I were also there. Courtney and Sean came later. Jaime baked the cake and did wonders with the confetti cake mix, white fluffy frosting and food color with skittles for decoration. There were princess candles with stars on top. Jill got a beautiful Barbie doll and a Hannah Montana 3-D Concert video with 4 sets of 3-D glasses and a lot of other great stuff plus some cool birthday cards. Everybody got a bathing suit from somewhere and played in the pool outside. Jill had a great time!
btw, Mia LOVED the Barbie. She kept saying, "She has hair! She has a dress! She has shoes and a bracelet! We had a hard time getting Jill's Barbie away from her. I guess it is time for Mia to have one, too!