Thursday, April 26, 2007

Goslings, Chicks, and Teddy Bears

Ahh, Spring! It's finally starting to feel like it, and we've been spending more time outside. The kids, and I, are very happy about this. Walks to the pond are lovely on these days; Peregrine and Alethea have been bringing their buckets and wearing rubber boots. They don't seem to mind getting very wet, and all I can think of is a song from when I was a kid that went like this:

Six-inch boots in a nine-inch puddle,
You're really in a muddle in the middle of a puddle
With your six-inch boots in a nine-inch puddle.

Yep, we're bringing home some pond water and the footsteps on the return walk sound awfully squashy to me. The geese have had their babies and we're having so much fun watching the fuzzy yellow goslings follow their parents around. Mama and Daddy geese are very protective and hiss at us if their babies get too near.


Our baby chicks are getting big so fast! They are still in the house but hopefully soon we can move them outdoors. They're fun, and we're looking forward to fresh eggs in another several months! The last few days we've let them outside for a while.


Peregrine is turning into a thinker. Well, his questions at least are changing. We're hearing less of "What's that?" and more of this sort of thing:
"Mom, if everyone in the world started out as babies, then how could that be? Who would be the mommies?"
Hmmm, that time thing is a bit tricky to explain.


The Teddy Bear Tea was a great success. We were joined by four Teddy Bears and one dragon, who arrived in style in the back of a Tonka dump truck. The fare was tiny scones, kiwi fruit, strawberries, and cheese cut into big and little T shapes. Oh, and tea, of course. (Which tasted suspiciously like apricot juice and was guzzled by children who usually get their juice in about a 1 to 3 ratio with water.)


  1. Those photos are too precious! Can you send some of that warm weather up here?

  2. Aren't they soooooo cute! Both of them! I still remember the time when i use to drink tea with my dolls and now, i have daughter that will soon do it again. Again, i am going trough the childhood and i love it!

  3. oh my goodness! I wish I was at that tea party! Your kids have a really fun Mom!

  4. You're creating such a fun, enriching childhood for them. So nice to see!

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