halloween 2010

A few months ago (yes I started early) I was trying to figure out what Jay should be for Halloween when I stumbled across a Blue Bird pattern.  That was all I needed for the search to be over, what could be more perfect a Blue Jay costume for my little Jay Bird- um… I am pretty sure nothing is!  I worked on his costume a little each night last week (I looked early for the idea but I am really sort of a procrastinator) and am thrilled with how it turned out!  The pattern was not really good at all, thanks Martha Stewart for nothing, but Jamie and I were able to put our heads together and come up with the finished product- if you want to know how we did it feel free to ask but I won’t bore everyone else with the details.

It was a great first Halloween for all of us which included a wagon (nest) ride to visit Jamie’s family and deliver some yummy treats, a visit with Grandma and a few dozen or so photos to document the event…

Daddy pulling our nest and little Jay Bird

Jay Bird and the bird watchers

bird watchers and their cute find- nice job Mimi on the picture
Jay in his nest (Jamie and I had fun nesting this morning)
"ohohoh" making his owl noise- wrong bird but...
Daddy looking for rare red crested Jay Birds
watching the airplanes go by in the front yard

flying high

big fright by a little bird

**To begin with- nothing happened to Jay, he’s fine completely!  I realized when I looked at the first draft title  (big fright by a little guy) that people would think I was talking about Jay so I changed “guy” to “bird” and realized that too wouldn’t distinguish it any better.  So instead of spending tons of time trying to figure out a different title I am just going to add the disclaimer upfront.**

This morning while playing with Jay and following his little-crawling-self around the house I heard a huge thud on come from the kitchen.  It sounded like when the cats chase lizards on the other side of windows so I was curious to see what they had found.  However, what I saw instead was no kitties in the kitchen at but a little bird flapping upside down on the ground outside like a maniac.  This of course freaked me out and I went to get my phone to message Jamie asking what to do.  By the time I sent the first message he had flipped himself over and squished himself up close to the window so I couldn’t see him very well unless I went outside (which I wasn’t going to do with a dog and a baby at my feet).  So I just sent another message to Jamie.  Well Blackberry messenger was especially slow this morning and he didn’t get any of the messages until 30 minutes later when I sent another after putting Jay to bed and hoping that the bird would fly away on his own (he hadn’t).  At this point Jamie got the messages and gave me a call- bless him because I was really starting to worry and freak out.  While talking to Jamie I went outside to get a picture of it to send to him and when I did this the little guy kind of came out of his daze and started to look around frantically.  Before I could snap a picture he took off and landed in the closest tree.  He was flying pretty shakily and landed low in a tree right above our neighbors cat (I scared the kitty away) so I figured he wasn’t all the way back to normal.  So I went back inside to grab a big camera (not my phone) to snap a few pictures and wait until he flew again.  He did and all is well with the world again.

Here’s a picture of my little trouble maker.  Not sure what he is, anybody have an idea?