They have something in common. Down Syndrome. Something I used to fear during my own pregnancies... but now, through awareness and being touched by so many adoptive and biological families, I see the incredible blessings and the fear is completely gone.
My Sweet Warrior Princess) The pain is so deep when you lose a child and I hope that many of us will be praying for their comfort.
I promise that we really did our Little Loves over two days. We attempted to do all of it in one but lost track of time. I am definitely running slow right now....about 80 year old speed. So, we decided to start with our chickens and I looked outside and said, "OH NO!!! It is *dark* and the chickens have already gone to bed!"
It gets dark so early now and the cliche of "going to bed with the chickens" is so true. They go to bed early and (at least the roosters) are all up bright and early in the morning.
Here is our big failed attempt to wake them up and take pics in the dark.
So, we packed up and went over to my mom's to give a surprise gift for her and her kitties.
My mom is often alone due to my dad's business traveling and so it is usually a welcome surprise for the grandchildren to make a visit.
We brought fun Christmasy cat toys!
Here is Maisy, an older kitty, who is debating whether it is worth her time or whether we are just flat out annoying!
|Hmmm, that is actually kind of fun!|
|Yummm, smell that catnip!!!|
|Loving attention is *always* appreciated.|
|Defintely, all done!!!|
|Would Mitsy be interested??|
|She may be chubby, but.....|
|She is FAST!!!|
The cats, my mom, the children and I all had a great time...I am thankful once again to have such fun distraction.
Now, moving on to today where we treated our own pets....
|Who could resist these precious faces!|
And then, time to feel loved.....
And, greatly appreciated!!!
Moving on to the chickens before dark!
Captain's sibling met an untimely end when he decided to go into the fenced yard with the dogs. Cookie seems to think that chickens are fun squeeky toys and seems surprised at our angry attitude!
And, Captain was hand fed. I don't know why but I love watching chickens eat!
So, Captain was alone and we worked hard to soothe her and keep her tame. She is the only tame chicken we have right now.
|Captain got a lift to the wild bird feeder|
The rest of the chickens had a merry feast together on the ground...a chicken Thanksgiving of sorts!
And, now it is time to rest!
These pictures make me so tired!