Happy Birthday, Conor! and a Red-headed What?...
Happy Birthday, Conor....(yesterday)
What is it with 10 year old boys? He's trying so hard to not smile...but you can see it, if you look closely enough, or maybe not. I've been completely fascinated with this child since...well, truth be told, before he was born but yes, from day one. I have observed and studied this face in all its many facets of emotion...and I see the bit of smile behind this expression and love him.
Seriously, see the size of that foot? (you can click on the photos for close ups...but don't let that foot scare you....)
He partied hard ALL weekend! He had a few of his dude friends over Friday night for an all nighter then his BIG party on Saturday...then his Grandma Karen and Grandpa Ron had another birthday party at their house on Sunday, this party including the birthdays of two of her granddaughters.
Yesterday late afternoon we had the cookout, cake and ice cream here.
Havala...in the kitchen...
Ms. Gracie.....dramatic shot....
Havala and I were cleaning up (after everyone else had taken off) and she asks me...(seriously, she's a very bright and intelligent young woman but...not so much into the natural sciences...) (she's getting better, learning more all the time...heh)"What's the name of that bird with the red head, I think it's a woodpecker"...um...a red headed woodpecker, perhaps?
"oh! yeah..." seriously.
She and Deidre had been sitting on the back patio and this red headed woodpecker flew to that hollowed spot on the tree and just hung out for a few...and I missed it!
We came in and got on the pc and googled, sure enough, she saw one of these guys.
Amazing. I missed it. I have seen just one of these in real life in my whole life. I was older than 30 too...how lucky were they?
Tomorrow I start back at the old house with the rest of the work, don't know when you'll be hearing from me next...hopefully in a couple of weeks...if not finished by then I'll try and give a bit of an update.
Happy Knitting to all and continue making the good times.