Two ducks take flight after they had enough of the kids following them around our yard. You can tell it startled both of them a bit!
The male and female mallards had spent about 20 minutes in our yard before they flew off. We gave them lots of bread, and the kids gave them lots of exercise after doing several laps around the yard. They even came back shortly after this picture was taken, looking for more food I imagine.
Now that it is warmer, and the sun is shining more and more, I am trying to get Allie to wear shades. She keeps them on for 2 seconds before she yanks them off. This was attempt number 6 to get a picture without her hand in the way. You can see my hand in the lower right hand corner trying to hold her hand back. Taken with my cell phone while on a walk at the park.
My hubby had just bought a new mower for his business, and he brought it home to do our yard. Our yard isn't that big, so it took him maybe 10 minutes, with the help of MJ. Hubby was purposely making this face for me, but Michael was pushing the bars forward with all his might to make it go fast, while hubby was trying to pull it back to slow him down. That machine really moves!
This mother picked a strange place to start her family. It was right next to a well used sidewalk, and next to a concrete wall. But she didn't let the foot traffic scare her off. She kept her eye on us as we walked near, but she never budged from her mulch nest.
I had to head to the city AGAIN. That is the third time in three weeks. Aaaad...I may have to go again next week! As much as I love Chicago, I am not a fan of going so often in a short period of time. That is a lot of miles adding up on my poor old car. Thank goodness for business mileage reimbursement!