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Wednesdaily with Briefitude...

One quick story before it fades from my memory, a photo, and a list before I tackle my day:

Monday night we were watering the baby 'lawn' and heard an interesting squawk as we turned off the pump. A bird was circling overhead, and my first dismissive thought was 'seagull (yes, we get them 400 miles inland!),' but it turned in the light and showed off predator wings and tail shape. It was joined by another, and we tried to guess what it was. A kite, maybe? It seemed small... and then there was a monstrous third one from over the trees, and we realized that the first two weren't really that small at all, just high up. A fourth one joined them, and there was this wheeling, crying dance above us for long enough that my neck started to hurt from craning to watch them. We're quite sure they were northern goshawks - the sound gidget at that site will show you why we thought seagull at first! It was a very cool show.

Here is a baby growing up way too fast with my bear for reference:

17 months!

Today I must:

*make bread
**for sloppy joes
*Write for TW
*Mail order(s) (and pick up mail)
*return library book
*call about floor underlayment
*lots of giggling and delicious food and happy baby
*something else I can't think of right now...


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Jul. 31st, 2013 05:31 pm (UTC)
Yay, goshawks!

She is SO photogenic!
Aug. 10th, 2013 12:18 am (UTC)
It was a wonderful show!
Jul. 31st, 2013 05:31 pm (UTC)
Oh the thought bubbles above her head!
"Yes Mother dear. I will sit her cutely for a moment. Bwahaha!"
"Is this enough adorable?"
"No one can stand in my way from world domination!"
Aug. 10th, 2013 12:17 am (UTC)
I fear that last one will be a common thought for her...
Jul. 31st, 2013 05:35 pm (UTC)
I am totally stealing your bear idea... Already have one bought and when Franzi is visiting this weekend w/her momma... we will be snapping multiple pics! :)

They change so fast... just last week mine was born...and now she's a momma!!!! :(/:0/:)... mixed! emotions!

Jenny Evergreen must've sent you the birds... maybe they are giving you a message for her? Cause ya know, birds don't do ANYthing easy. ;)

Aug. 10th, 2013 12:15 am (UTC)
Someone suggested it to me when she was 3 or 4 months old - I wish I'd thought to shoot photos from day one with the bear!

It's NUTS how fast they grow!
Aug. 10th, 2013 03:27 pm (UTC)
I actually remember that your first picture was at 2 months, cause I went back looking for the 1 month one. (The 2 month caption was "What do you mean there's a bear behind me?!")

It's very cool with today's technology that the most minute changes can be captured. She is 2 weeks today (14 days), and she doesn't even look like last weekend, and last weekend she didn't look like newborn.

We are on gramma duty this weekend as the girlchild goes back to work a couple of shifts (then taking the week off). So, there will be much camera work :).
Jul. 31st, 2013 06:29 pm (UTC)
*goshawk envy*
Aug. 10th, 2013 12:17 am (UTC)
Did I ever tell you about the morning we spent watching a pair of them chase a squirrel around a spruce tree outside our window? That was an entertaining hour! They are persistent! And squirrels have no sense of self-preservation!
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