There was great excitement the other day when we got to see the baby blue tits emerging from their nesting box and flying off for the first time. We had been very cautious in our hope to even see this event - but, as it turned out, not only did we see it, but we happened (providentially?) to have been videoing the parents coming and going just as it happened.
Here's the video - with the children's excitement clearly audible in the background!
Saturday, June 06, 2009
Here's some quotes from the kids that we've been noting down over the past couple of months but haven't got round to posting yet...
Me to Sinead: "How long have we been married - 12 years?"
Kathleen (aged 8) pipes up: "It seems longer than 12 years to me"
Kathleen (aged 8): "Reading Milly Molly Mandy is the joy of life."
Mum: "Hmmmm, not sure I've read that in the Bible!?"
Kathleen: "That's because they didn't have Milly Molly Mandy then."
Lucia (aged 3): "I'm a big girl now."
Mum: "Are you? How big?"
Dad, looking for something: "Does anyone know where..."
...finds it as he is asking and turns towards Lucia (age 3) and continues: "... this is?"
Lucia: "No - I'm not a mother!"
Lucia (aged 3) - out of the blue one morning: "Anyway, it's tomorrow"
Dad, confused: "What's tomorrow?"
Lucia: "Today" - pause - "Is it Daddy? I'm not really sure?"