Monday, May 4, 2009

A day without rain

Saturday was the first day in about a week that we didn't have any rain. My son was so thrilled to actually be able to have a ball game. We've had so many rain outs I think we will be playing baseball until September.
After the game we came home and He helped me in the garden. Well, the future garden, just a flower bed really. We pulled out as many weeds as we could, finding lots of worms, grubs and other bugs along the way. Jarred had no problem picking up the grubs with his bare hands. Grubs are super cringe worthy for me, but he had fun.
It was nice to spend some Mommy-Son time. With my two year old daughter running around and getting into everything I don't have as much time just for him. Hopefully we can have more times like that.
Now before I get all weepy......
We also put out the bird feeders. I love watching the birds in our yard. We actually have a pretty good variety of birds, not including the Mallards that live on our neighborhood lake.
A couple of my favorites are the Rose Breasted Grosbeaks, and the Baltimore Orioles. (not the ball team, I'm a Cards fan all the way!) The Orioles love fresh oranges so we put out a whole bag. I've only seen them once, but I know they will come more often since there's food.
We also have a lovely little Bluebird who is guarding a nest. Last year they built in a birdhouse we put up for them, but tragedy struck. I believe a raccoon pulled the top off the house and ate the babies. The carnage was all over the ground. I felt bad for them, and didn't think they would build in a house without a top. Apparently they did because the male stands watch over the yard and chases the other birds away if they get too close to his house. Hopefully the raccoon won't bother them this year.
Next I need to get the Hummingbird feeders out. They've already come looking for them.
I love Spring....except for the seven days of rain. :)


  1. I love the Rose Breasted Grosbeaks too - they are probably my favorites. This weekend there were two hanging out in the tree behind our back door and I was calling people to the window!

  2. The hummingbirds are in Arkansas. We enjoy watching them feed and chase each other.

    The rain can be upsetting but think of the wonderful things to see after a rain - the greenery getting greener, the waterfalls flowing & your children getting dirty while playing gleefully in the mud.

    Aunt Betty