What a wonderful day we had yesterday, July 24, 2010. It all started with a visit from Chris, Chelsea and baby Jonathan. Katie, Andrew and Nicholas had fun meeting their newest cousin for the first time. At four-months-old, Jonathan is a big boy.
We laughed so hard while trying to get Jonathan to sit up. In fact, we captured the moment in video. I was laughing so hard while recording that I was crying. There is nothing like a baby to cheer you up.
After Chris, Chelsea and Jonathan left to go back to The Woodlands, we met our dear friend Karen at Jason's Deli for dinner. She has been in Virginia for many years, but now that she is working in the Dallas area, we can see her more often. Of course, with Karen a lot of laughing always occurs.
After Jason's, she came over for a while. When we were going into the house, we heard a rustle from the bush with the bird's nest, and then a small brown blur caught our eyes. The baby birds were trying to take flight!
Later when Katie, Karen and I were leaving to go shopping, we found one of the fledglings fluttering around Karen's red car. It got scared and jumped into her tire where it got stuck. We had to ask Pete to come to the rescue and help the fledgling face its fears. In a short time, it was flying again. When we got back from the mall, we noticed the little bird had parked itself against our wall, halfway between the ground and roof. Maybe the baby finch was having an identity crises and thought it was a bat? (Thankfully this morning it was gone).
Yesterday was a day to remember. How was your day?