Sunday, February 14, 2010

Look what we saw today

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We went for a drive today...and were almost started home. We were coming to this one side road and I told Roger the next time we were near, I wanted to see where it went. When he asked if I wanted to go today, I could not resist. We were not even a mile from the main road till he spotted this fellow!

I had mixed emotions...I couldn't believe my eyes even though I had seen one adult and one juvenile not too far from this location a couple or three years ago. This is the first one we/I have seen in that area since then. Someone told us they had a nest somewhere close there but they didn't know just where.

I cannot believe they are actually there! In my childhood, I could only dream of seeing one. I don't know when they came to Indiana. One of the local power plants has an eagle viewing weekend every year, and I have yet to attend it. We have seen an eagle or two up in that area also.
I wanted to get Lorelei a drum for her birthday...but could not find one that sounded good...except these bongos. Well, there was one that didn't sound bad that was for kids, but it had this lip of metal that I could just see her falling on, and it would really have hurt...maybe causing a cut if she fell hard enough.

So we seen these, no sharp edges, they make good we got them. Here is the result (be sure to have your sound on:)

Birthday girl

Lorelei's birthday party was today, even though her actual birthday was Tuesday. Her dad managed to get her to smile for this photo...she did not like the mess. Sarah sat the cake in front of her and she got a little bit of icing in her hand. Immediately this look of oh, yuk came across her face. She did not like it one bit.

There were several other little kids that is Jackson's age, (born this past Dec.), one nine months old, another one I am not sure of, but younger than Lorelei, and then there were at least 4 others there, one soon to be 2 years old and the other were in the 2-3 yrs of age category.

Sarah's best friend's son is the one soon to be 2 yrs. old, and he gave Lorelei a kiss...someone asked Lorelei if that was her first kiss, and his mom said, Oh, no, no, no--he has been kissing her a long time. He is so gentle with her....and always has been.

Overall, I think Lorelei had a good time, but I think she was a little overwhelmed by everyone...just so many people at one time.