Thursday, April 15, 2010

Much Ado In The Backyard

While Jack was napping, Joey and I amused ourselves outside.

He practiced swordfighting
with the biggest tree as his opponent.
He must have the most amazing imagination,
 not to mention courage and confidence!

He's fierce, but even the strongest need a change of pace so...
Joey made a flying saucer to carry the Gi-Joes all over the yard

and into the pool.

We made a vacation castle for the Gi-Joes

with a road around it

We looked under every rock and flower pot (at least 3 times)

for worms
and lizards and rolly bugs and slugs.
Joey likes to make a home for the worms and lizards by getting flowers and plants to "make them happy."

And while we were working, a pair of house wrens built a nest in our window box, just like they do every year. It's so considerate of the birds to build their nest where we can share in the excitement! We can watch from inside the house by peeking past the curtains to see what's happening with the eggs and the new baby birds. Updates to follow...!


  1. I like that he's wearing a sweatshirt, bathing suit, sandals and socks.


  2. What a fun day! I am super excited about your birds! We have some robins that use part of the drain spout but that is not exactly an easy to see location.

  3. This was a delight to read. I remember Joey having an appetite for this from a very early age. What a treasure.