And maybe a little knitting time later, oh wait, tomorrow
Wednesday April 20th 2011, 11:00 pm
Filed under: Family,Food,Wildlife

A house cleaned, baking done, presents bought, a birthday celebrated: angel food cake! Phone calls coming in. One, unexpected–looks like things’ll be okay.

A Skype chat waving at our son and grandson, four months old today.

Clara the mother peregrine nesting on City Hall has deemed her eyases old enough and warm enough now not to need her cuddling them in under her wings anymore and has taken to standing sentry through the dark hours on the ledge above them–but tonight she is tucked down in the nestbox for the night close in with her babies. It’s a comforting image.

And while we ate spinach lasagna and Ataulfo mangoes with strawberry puree and yogurt and then that angel food cake–oh and potato chips: it was a birthday, after all–

–with us out of sight, the squirrels pushed the Pam-sprayed foil they must have just ripped off the post right up to the back door. Thanks for the slip-n-slide, we’re all done with this.


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Has a relative had the TIA? That sounds pretty serious.

Comment by StellaMM 04.21.11 @ 12:59 am

What a great celebratory meal! Of course the critters wanted to snag some for themselves…

Comment by Channon 04.21.11 @ 6:17 am

I love that hint of a smile on Parker’s face. Just the thing to see before I delve into the depths of work. The meal sounds like it was heavenly.

Comment by marti 04.21.11 @ 7:43 am

its amazing how our grandsons are growing — mine was 4 months old last Friday, and he’s rolling over now!~wow, they’ll be running soon

great pictures

Comment by Bev 04.21.11 @ 8:26 am

And a Happy Birthday, Richard!

Parker, #1 – I’m trying to ‘member something.
Parker, #2 – Oh, yeah, that’s a funny joke. I’ll tell you when I learn to talk.

Comment by Don Meyer 04.21.11 @ 8:50 am

Look at that FACE!!! Wow, what personality!

Comment by Diana Troldahl 04.21.11 @ 10:49 am

Slid n slide….sigh….they just don’t get it, do they? Did I ever tell you about my 4 month old that could crawl? Well…he could and did and oh my goodness…no one that young should be able to move that quickly! Glad Parker is just hanging out thinking of things to do later…

Comment by Ruth 04.21.11 @ 2:17 pm

I guess that will teach you to mess with squirrels.

On the other part? A TIA?

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 04.21.11 @ 4:22 pm

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