Happy Birthday to My Wonderful Mother!

My children and I are very lucky to have so many wonderful people in our life. We have a great set of people around us, and they all help and support us in various ways. Because I am a single parent, I appreciate all of them tremendously, especially my mom.

My mom is creative, funny, and smart (much like my children), and she loves spending time with all her grandchildren. And we love spending time with her.

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

Strange Visitors

Last Sunday I was awaken at 6:00 A.M. by a loud honking outside my bedroom window. At first I thought it was a car, but as I woke up further, I realized the honking was a bird of some sort. I got out of bed and looked out my window and saw this.

A second later another duck (or goose?) joined the first, and now I had two birds on the roof outside my window.

They were honking quite loud, and I couldn’t figure out why. Their honking woke up all three kids, and the kids were so excited to see the visitors. The kids and I love birds, as we have been bird watching for years. To them it seemed like we had hit the jackpot. Autry was concerned something was wrong, Decca wanted to catch them and bring them in, and Tru thought they were cool and then went back to bed (he was excited, it’s just that he loves to sleep!). Anyway, they stayed at our house for an hour or so, and then they flew off. The kids are hoping for more visitors, but I don’t think that will be happening anytime soon.

In other news, Autry had her last day of school today. She was sad, but we celebrated her great year, and the start of summer, so I think she is feeling better now. We went swimming today, and the kids loved it.

We then ate lots of ice-cream and home-made cookies.

Now all of the kids (and their cousins) are lounging in front of the tv having an Avatar marathon. I think they are on the 3rd part of the series. To them summer has just started, and it is already perfect.

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