January 31, 2010


I just put some birdseed outside in a little feeder that was in one of our trees when we moved in. After seeing all of the birds that come in and out of our yard a few days ago, my 3-year-old and I thought it would be fun if we could get them to come around more often. As I was looking out the window, waiting for the birds to find the seeds, I couldn't help but remember all the other people in my life that have placed that little spark of interest in birds.

I remember as a little girl, sitting on my Grandma's back porch with her, watching the birds and waiting for them to visit the feeders. Also, whenever we visited my husband's grandma at her nursing home, she always wanted my father-in-law to check the bird feeders outside of her window, just to make sure the seeds weren't getting too low. I don't know what it is, but those little creatures just hold so much fascination for me, as well. I think I get that from my dad. He has always enjoyed bird-watching and pointing out different birds to us. He even had a little book that he would reach for if he wasn't quite sure what kind of bird it was that we had seen.

It's fun to now be able to share the fun of bird-watching with my little Brady, and seeing how he already remembers some of the little things I've told him about some of the birds we've seen. Just the other day, I heard him telling Brett about the sounds the mourning doves made. Brett didn't believe him, so I stepped in and confirmed what Brady was saying. Brady was pretty proud of himself that he had got it right.

Hopefully our little attempt at tempting the birds to visit more often will be successful!

1 Happy Thoughts:

Uptown Girl said...

hrmmm muy interesante Amber.
I will think of you and yours next time I hope the pigeons outside die rather than wake me up or crowd the sidewalk... and I will try to hope the birds make some little kid and his mom happy instead.
Sorry I'm so morbid... it rly was a very sweet post!! i clearly have issues...