Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cheep cheep!

We've been enjoying the weather so much this week! It's hard to even be in the house right now this morning, and as soon as I finish this blog and we pull our blueberry muffins out of the oven, we're outta here!

But I thought I would check in quickly and share a tiny part of our day yesterday.

We came in from a morning of soaking up some rays and splashing in the water for some "down time" which is mom's code for, "Kids, take a nap!" And as I settled into my position on the couch I started hearing a strange noise. Almost like a chirping sound. If you've ever lived in a house with little kids, you know strange sounds aren't that unusual. It could have been coming from a toy, the cartoons that were on tv, or even the game Evie was playing on my phone. So I ignored it.

But it was so consistent and close sounding, and it just wasn't stopping. I turned off the TV, told the girls to hush, and we made the inside of our house completely silent. "Cheep cheep cheep!" The girls gasped and laughed, and I said, "The garage!" We ran to see if there was indeed a little birdie trapped in our house.

We found him on top of Eric's toolbox, the poor thing! It had been pitch dark in that garage, and I'm fairly certain he had been in there all night long and half the day yesterday. (The day before I had the garage door open for several hours while our neighbor was using our lawn mower. He had to have snuck in then.)

I could tell he was a little thing and that he definitely wasn't a strong flyer. He would try to flap his wings, but he wasn't getting very far. ;) Not to mention he was probably very hungry!

So we opened up the garage door some more in hopes that he would get the hint. He tried, but he just couldn't get his little body to do what he wanted. I didn't want to touch him, so I grabbed a flyswatter and scooted him out of the door, haha.

As soon as he was outside chirping other birds starting landing in our yard and circling overhead. It was actually really incredible. Since our friend couldn't fly, he started hopping in our yard, and once he was far enough away from us, another bird landed, too, and you could almost hear her chirping, "follow me," which is precisely what he did.

Our birdie "hopping" to freedom. Haha.

The whole thing was really very sweet, and the girls learned a lot by asking questions through the experience. I'm glad we were able to rescue the baby bird and send him home to his peeps. :)

And now we are finishing our breakfast and are ready to slather on some sunscreen to head outside. We'll also be at the park at noon today if anyone wants to join us. Happy Wednesday!


Heather said...

I'm sorry, but I couldn't focus on anything past "blueberry muffin". You have my mouth watering!

Adrien said...

Haha, well, they were yummy! :)

Cassie said...

awwww - this is too cute!!


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