Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Cute Chicks and Darling Ducklings

Finally, a break in the weather, and a coordination of schedules allowed us to take a quick trip to Aunt Sandy's house.  Last week she bought a dozen chicks and four ducks to start her own little egg farm.  My kids were beyond excited to visit, and to play with the babies.

Right now the chicks and ducklings are staying in her guest room,
waiting for warmer weather to come and their coop to get finished.

Sometimes it is tricky to get little 3 year old hands to be gentle, but they were for these guys.

We got in a nice visit with Grandma.

We brought out a sampling of chicks and ducks for a photo op.

I think Jemima was Ellie's favorite of the flock.

Or maybe this little chick.

She loved being allowed to gently hold the ducks.

Tommy, once he saw the amount of poop little birds can produce,
was not as convinced that they are the greatest thing ever.

We also went to Countryside YMCA.  It is by far the largest Y I have
ever been to.  We played in a room with giant building blocks.

Tommy found a duck that didn't poop to sit on.

Then we hit the pool.

This Y actually has an indoor waterpark.

Surprisingly, we had the place to ourselves for the better part of an hour.

And we had tons of fun!


  1. What a fun, fun day! Great pics that go with an Easter theme! Love the one of your kids with sweet. That sounds like an awesome Y...we need to give that suggestion of an indoor water park to the Ashland YMCA!

  2. That looks awesome. I love the back ducks and chicks. Take them out to TSC for a look but don't touch version too. We always go look at them every spring. :)

  3. Wow you guys had a busy day! I love the ducklings and chicks. My friend is about to have a baby any day now and she has chicks hanging out in her bedroom. We get our eggs from them so it's totally worth it to me! haha Anyway, it looks like a super fun-filled day for you guys. I bet the kids slept well that night!

  4. Great fun! You have such great outings with your kids!


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