Sunday, January 24, 2010

Eggs again!!

The diamond doves have one egg, laid in a container that is intended to be a feed cup for the parakeets. This is the male sitting on the egg. Neither of the pair will leave when I walk up and get nose to nose with them to try to see inside the nest. The bluish color to the photo is because the aviary is covered with a blue tarp to keep out the cold.The female taking a break from sitting the egg.
Ring necked dove
The ring necked pair also has an egg. Not sure if this is the female or male sitting the egg. I had put several containers in the cage, not knowing what they would prefer. The egg that was laid before Christmas that didn't survive was laid in an old cake pan, this one is in the coffee container that I cut down. Each pair only has one egg. I am so excited, but will just have to wait and see if they hatch them. In about 14 days, we should know....
All the doves are very tame to me. They will even fly down and sit on my head while I am cleaning the cage. Can't say the same for the pesky parakeets. They are now inside the house in a cage because of our extreme cold weather that we had for a few days and they were a challenge to catch, even with the fish net that I had. And let me tell you, parakeets are small but they can bite like you wouldn't believe!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

This morning.....

This hawk hangs around at the house alot......the reason we keep the dog inside......

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Jonathan spent the longest time just playing with four strings of Mardi Gras beads......
Put them on.....
....take them off!!
Then finally putting them in the bucket.......Over and over and over again......

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy First Birthday Charley!!

A year ago today, Charley made an early appearance and became a part of our hearts!!
I thought she was the prettiest little girl I had ever seen!!
Happy Birthday Charley!!Mimi and Papa love you!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

The Pelican

Isn't he great!! I couldn't post this guy earlier because he was Millie's Christmas present. I got him at the craft show at the same time that I got my penguin. His eyes are old door knobs, his beak/gullet are a potato ricer, his wings a rake, etc. I thought he was so cute, and especially appropriate for someone that lives in Florida. When we left her house, Millie had put him in a place of honor in her living room......I suspect this summer he will find his way to her deck or her front porch......

Monday, January 04, 2010


Tipsy took her first road trip when we went to Florida. At 10 years of age, I wasn't sure how well she would do but she was a real trooper. Her eyesight is failing and she doesn't get around real well. I hoped she would be more comfortable being with someone familiar at a strange place rather than leave her here at a strange place to stay with people she wasn't familiar with. She slept on the back seat almost the whole time that we were on the road. She stayed in her crate whenever we weren't at the house or if there were kids around. She is a bit cranky with youngsters!! She is a pretty good ol' dog......

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Grandkids are the best!!

We got to see all the grandkids while in Florida and took them lots of gifts. Kaila liked her Hannah Montana movie. She also got a pretty pink robe, clothes, craft sets, a fun flying saucer game and other things.....
....and some pink rubber boots that were just tooooooo cute!!!
Bricen got a nerf gun, a movie, some clothes, a Spongebob Operation game, Lincoln logs, Playdough set, and some other things............and some fireman rubber boots!!!Madison got a baby doll, a baby carrier, some clothes, a pink robe, a High School Musical doll, High School musical radio, and some other stuff.......
......and some cute pink rubber boots!!!!Yep, Mimi LOVED the rubber boots!!! Just couldn't resist them......
Greg's photo session with Kaila, Bricen, and the niece/nephews.......
We had lots of fun!! We miss Kaila, Bricen, and Madison so much!!! We love you!!

Christmas in Pensacola

Greg's mom had an orange tree by her house, it had quite a few oranges on it. Millie, I snagged a few of them before we left on Wednesday........Monday was a work day for Greg and his two brothers. He and Joe are planning their strategy here. I didn't get any before pictures of all the work that was done, but they worked really hard and got a lot crossed off of the "to do" list!!
Every morning, we had breakfast at the diner with Greg's mom. Bruce met us a couple of mornings. Breakfast is so yummy.......I have a hard time deciding what to choose. But I will nearly always opt for biscuits and gravy!!!
Miss K was helping Uncle Greg put down weed block.
One early morning on the way to breakfast, this car was decorated in Millie's neighborhood. Needless to say, it was a new car and wasn't going anywhere during the holidays!! She said they did it last year too!!

Friday, January 01, 2010