Sunday, December 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Baby!

Today was Savannah's FIRST birthday!  I cannot believe how fast the past year has gone by.  We had a small family party complete with my take on The Chicken Chick's snowflake cupcakes.  I decided to do pink and silver instead.  

Instead of a smash cake, I did all cupcakes. 

Savannah LOVED her cupcake!

Great Grandma held Savannah and did double duty as a plate for her pieces. ;)

Great Grandma also gave Savannah one of her favorite presents, a pull along wooden chicken!
Right now it's a 'push' along chicken. ;)

One of her other favorite gifts was from Grandma, a giant play toy with all sorts of fun games. 

It commemorate the occasion I thought I'd share our month by month photos of Savannah with our good buddy (St)Eve.  (St)Eve came to live with us on February 15, just shy of Savannah's second month birthday.  From February 23rd we've taken a photo of them together of the 23rd of every month.  They have become quite the pair and really enjoy our photo sessions.  I hope you like the recap! :)
February 23, 2012

March 23, 2012

April 23, 2012

May 23, 2012

June 23, 2012

July 23. 2012

August 23, 2012

September 23, 2012

October 23, 2012

November 23, 2012
December 23, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Look out Below!

Hubby and I were sitting in the living room this morning when Juno and Oswald started going nuts. We looked out the window and initially saw nothing but then we spotted this:

Do you see it?  I'll be honest, our first thought was, 'Crap is a peafowl out?' ;)  We soon realized this was NOT a peacock or peahen, this was (as Andy referred to it) a bird of prey.  yikes!  

Andy and I took a walk down to see if we could get any better pictures and/or figure out what kind of hawk it was.  

 When we got down closer we realized there was not one but TWO of them sitting there.  ugh.  No wonder the dog and donkey were going ballistic and everyone else was keeping inside this morning.

As quickly as I snapped a picture of them, the one to the left flew off around the pond and perched farther away and higher up.  Seems their current 50+ foot tree didn't afford the view they desired.  

See the sneaky little pest right there, just left of center?  

The one on the right sat there perched for a few more minutes and then...

That one took off as well, to the right this time.  

It flew so quickly, I soon lost sight of it.  Luckily, I had my trusty sidekick Andy to spot him for me again.  After a few minutes, both flew further away and on to different pastures.  

Props to Oswald (above) and Juno (below) for keeping everyone alerted and safe!

Thankfully our flock came out unscathed and all beaks and wings have been accounted for.  I'm still not sure what specific type of hawks they were, I do know they were HUGE.  Anyone out there have any ideas?