So this is Halle's new and almost finished blanket. It was my goal to finish it tonight and I tried- really tried- but alas, it was not to be. The problem really wasn't finishing because it is all sewn up but the final seam is crooked. Not crooked like not perfect- crooked like over the river and through the woods crooked. And since this is visible it's just not going to work. I need to have a much more skilled seamstress than I finish it. I'm really bummed though because I worked so hard on it. Then I need a pattern for the bedskirt, I have one in mind but I haven't even looked for one yet. I really want to finish it all soon- like tomorrow but I don't think that's going to happen.
So, in other news, we have a new resident at the Button casa. As you can see a pigeon has taken up residence in my window box on the patio. Actually, it's two pigeons, a mom and dad to be. Monday evening Travis, the girls and myself were out running errands and Amanda called me frantically saying that she'd run a bird off (we had been running them off since I saw one take a part of one of my plants) and it had layed an egg. She was so upset thinking that the baby bird would die. We didn't see the bird come back that night but the next morning there she was sitting on her new nest. I did some research and found out that we should be expecting another egg that day or the next and sure enough I looked on Wednesday and there were two eggs. I know I should say Oh we get to experience the wonder of life, blah, blah, blah and I think I'm there now but originally I wasn't. Really, she's hogging up the whole patio. And in the grand scheme of apartment life that's like taking up your entire back yard. The girls play out there all the time and now they can't. I checked it out and by the time they hatch are weaned and fly off it will take about two months. But everybody else is excited about our new "guests" and so I figured I should join in. It's a great lesson for Chloe and could be one of the first things she remembers when she's grown up. So, yay mommy and daddy pigeon, I'm sure there are far worse places to build a nest.
So this is an upclose (and blurry) picture of our very first flower. It was still a bud at the time but has now bloomed into a very small pink and white star shaped flower (phlox). I have worked so hard on these flowers for quite some time (I even divided these without killing them) and the day I saw this bloom is the day the pigeons moved in. I figure that by the time the birds are gone my flowers will be destroyed but I'm just going to go with it. After all, they're flowers right?
And all of that pigeon poo might be good for them. I suppose that will be my silver lining.