Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Exitement..... for a few minutes!
On Sunday evening the kids were playing outside, when Alva came running in saying, "There are huge birds in the neighbor's yard!!" After his description, all of us decided that they were peacocks! We ran outside to try to catch them. Now, at this point you may be thinking, "ummmm I don't think that's such a great idea" and you're right! But, it only happens once in a lifetime. Everybody (including the biggest kids) ran outside and dashed under the fence to our neighbors yard (We've dashed under they're fence multiple times while hot on the trail of a bunny that wanted to taste some freedom. The neighbors don't mind, in other words). Stephen ran to get a rope to lasso the birds (er.... well.... more like slip the rope over the bird's neck!) and L4J shouted out orders: "Moe! Get under the fence." "Alva! Don't scare 'em!" "Abigail, chase them this way!!!!!!" Yes, it was exiting. It was thrilling. BuT, my wise father decided that catching wild peacocks wasn't such a good idea. After all, they have some fearful claws on those weird looking feet. L4J came ReAllY close to grabbing one. However, she was a little hesitant to make that grab seeing that she didn't know what that bird was going to do when clutched in awkward places. Anyway, that was really fun and exciting. Sadly, we didn't get pictures. None of us knew where the camera was at that time.... and anyway, even if we did know where it was everyone was running after peacocks.