Thursday, February 12, 2009
feeding the birds: free
Just the other day after a trip into town to drop off a package at the post office, I noticed how nice of a day it was. My daughter was in a great mood and it felt like such a shame to rush straight home to clean as usual. I knew I had a bag of possibly stale cheerios in my diaper bag and I had been wanting to see how the little one liked feeding the birds.
Our post office is in our downtown, which consists of a waterfront park and some cute boutiques. I did something I am only now learning to do, and on a whim took her to the waterfront for some fun. It was a little breezy, but we had jackets and hats.
Approaching the park I did not see any birds and was concerned this idea was bust. I decided to toss a few Os over the fence to see if I could get any action. Not 10 seconds later the lawn behind us was covered with maybe 30 ducks! The little one squealed with delight and if you can imagine we had a wonderful time. She still makes the duck 'quack' today!
As I now want this to be a normal activity for us I thought of a great way to collect 'bird food'.
I put a jar on the kitchen counter and have started to fill it with any stale crackers or pretzels she doesnt finish, the bottom of the chip bag or whatever else would get otherwise discarded! I will keep baggies of it in the car for those spur of the moment joyful events!
For anyone who knows me, this was a ever so much needed break this week! We had so much fun and are planning to go saturday morning with daddy.
I will report tomorrow how night #2 with the sleep schedule goes. Night one was okay!!
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