Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Lovey Dovey

Lovey Dovey

Lovey Dovey in her nest

Can you spot her nest??
The girls went to climb up their tree house to have a freezie party, with the girls and a bag of coolie pops we descended up the stairs. Jennifer, Jillian and Mommy in tow, the girls got up to the balcony and Mommy trying to squeeze her bubble butt in the trap door got a surprise when Jen shrieked out "STOP". Well not so easy for me in mid squeeze we all froze, I asked Jen what was wrong she said"There's a bird up here in a nest, get down Mom".
Lifting up my arms I always drop like a stone(why didn't my hubby build a larger Mommy sized trap door, he must of been thinking about my size when we were first married)we all got down and sure enough there was a mourning dove in the crotch of the tree between the window and door.
Hubby and I called over the girls to have a talk about what we should do, move the bird or wait the 21 or so days until the babies(usually 1 or 2 ) are hatched and leave the nest. Knowing my animal, bird and bug loving eldest daughter I knew she would opt for leaving Mommy bird alone. My girl made me proud, they have decided to let nature take it's course and watch the babies hatch and take flight.
Next we decided to name the bird, many different ones were thrown about. We decided on Lovey Dovey, the kids think it's a term of endearment, I like to think it's because she got some Lovin' and now is in the family way. Either or, she is affectionately know as Lovey.
Mommy still has to squeeze her body up the trap door to water the window boxes, Lovey is very trusting , she just gazes at me and doesn't seem to be bothered.
Welcome to your new home. we hope your stay is a happy one.


theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

Enough about the bird. I want to know about that smokin' treehouse! Who built it!?!? I think I may be needing a new hubby.

secret agent said...

Yeah.... more shots of the tree house please.. I'd love to see the furnishings.

I have a nest right now in my riding helmet... I'll have to photo it , thanks for the idea.

Mrs. Incredible said...

Pretty photos! Did you know that we are all going to throw a tantrum if your next post doesn't include the plans to build your treehouse???

Diana said...

My kinda gals. We had a birds nest in our evergreen tree, the tree that mysteriously died in a week. Can't figure that one out. Anyway, there was the nest for all the world to see. Waited until the babies left home before we chopped down the tree.
Good choice girls!

T & R McGrath said...

That is such a great story! Thanks for sharing.


Stacy said...

That is so neat! The girls are going to remember this always. I hope they get to see the new babies. :)

Day Dreamer said...

Oh that's so cool! Your girls are so awesome! I'd have loved a treehouse when I was a girl. It's so sweet that they are giving up their play place for Lovey!

LMAO at the mid-squeeze line...

I'm there with the bubble butt thing..however...mine has surpassed bubble and is well into another bumpy realm!

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Salome's Mom said...

How sweet! As another bird,bug,snake oh heck animal lover, I think your girls are great kids.


Ms. Dragonfly said...

I love that. A knocked up dove squating in your kids tree house.
All kidding aside, I bet your kids will remember this forever.

redmaryjanes said...

I think that is wonderful. What a great nature experience for your children. AND their treehouse is fantastic too!

Headmeister said...

That is SOOOOO COOL! Cooler still is that tree house!!! BTW, I read your #3 of your three thanks and omg, that is soooo totally me - I could sit there for hours and just watch all the birds that flock to my yard :)

Jewels of My Heart said...

Great pictures. Good for your sweet girls to make the right choice. I am impressed, their treehouse is beautiful and it is quite a sacrifice for them to give it up for a month... very sweet indeed.
Hats off to hubby... I always dreamed of having a tree house like that... it is incredible.