Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Baby Birdies!

These pretty little baby mourning doves are probably about 3-5 days old here.  Actually, they really aren't all that pretty, but its been fun to watch them!  Mama is very protective right now.  We leave them alone unless she is gone from the nest...then we can't help but take a peak!

....and $1000 later...

I didn't go to the dentist even one time while living in Germany...I am an avid brusher and flosser...i thought to myself that would be enough for the 3.5 years that we were there...right?


A temporary crown, a permanent crown and a root canal done yesterday.  But I am glad to report that there is no more decay in my mouth.

I guess I shouldn't feel too grumpy about it, the dentist said this was not just because I didn't see the dentist for about 4-5  years and a standard cleaning wouldn't have fixed was all decay BENEATH my fillings. 

Here is the good news... (after I get the temporary crown replaced with a porcelain crown...)

No more dentist for a full year!  Wahoo!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Lovey Dovey

A couple of weeks ago I bought a hanging plant for my back patio.  A few days later I noticed a lovey dovey sitting in the middle of it.  When I got close she flew away, but check out what she left behind!

Here is the mama bird that sits on the nest...

She used to get very upset and fly away every time we went out on the back porch, but now we are "cohabitating."  She sits quietly even if the kids play right under the flower plant and she even stays in her nest when I water the flowers.  She keeps her eyes on me, but I get as close at 10-12 inches from her and the nest without her flying away now. 

I'm super excited to see baby birdies hatching soon.

A trip to the zoo...

We went to the Nashville Zoo!  Bobbi and Bop came visiting...they drove their motorhome from Oregon all the way to Fort Campbell and stayed for 10 day total.  We had a great time just being around them.  Its been a long time since we've lived near family.  I'm so grateful for inlaws that think its important to visit, know their grandchildren and develop good relationships with them!

The zoo was small, but beautiful.  Very lush and green.  They had these crazy monkeys at the very beginning that were SO loud.  You really felt like you were in the jungle!

Just a few photos from our day at the zoo...

On the carousel.  Bella had to be on the cheetah and so I put Jax on the ixtapa.  he liked it for about one full carousel circle...actually "liked" might be too strong a word.  He tolerated it....then he was ready to be D.O.N.E.

Grassmere Estates...the estate that donated the land to the zoo and so its named after it.  Bop and Bella sitting on the porch rocking...all they need is a little glass of lemonade!

Bobbi holding Jax in the playzone area for kids.  He puts everything in his mouth...and loved her hat strings.  He sucked them to soaked!

I just laugh every time I see this photo of Bop and Bella at the meerkat exhibit.  Their faces are priceless!

And the highlight of Bella's day...the flamingos.  She talked about them all day long and they were one of the last things we saw.  Just beautiful bright colored birds.  I never realized how bright their coloring actually was until this trip...

Pretty Roses...

John sent me roses for Mother's Day.  Between my mothers bracelet and the flowers I'm feeling spoiled.  That's a nice feeling.

The roses were a beautiful peach color.  I looked up the meaning.  (although I have no idea if John meant anything by picking the color he picked...)

Anywho...the peach rose means appreciation, closing the deal, let's get together, sincerity and gratitude.  Those are all very nice sentiments for a mother's day flower arrangement.  I just love them!