Saturday, June 26, 2010

Meet our new babies!!!

Did you think I meant real babies?  Ha ha…

So we have hanging baskets on our front porch.  A few weeks ago, I’d go out to water them, and a little bird would sprint out about a million miles an hour.  They must have liked the seeds, I thought.  It scared the pants off me every time. 

I’m not quite sure why I was so slow to put two-and-two together and realize they were building a nest in there.  We eventually saw four little (TINY) eggs in there!

Day before last, two of them hatched (I actually poked my head up there and saw the first when he was still wet).  Yesterday we got another one.  I had to share!  They’re little house finches, so they’re teeny little babies.  The eggs in the pictures are about the size of the smaller Robin Eggs candies they sell at Easter time. 

The internet says that they’ll be ready to leave the nest in about three weeks.  I thought it’d be fun to watch them grow, even if it has absolutely nothing to do with Piper…

P1060455Day 1

P1060470Day 2 (can’t you see how much they’ve grown already???)