Tuesday, February 10, 2009

First Robin of Season!

Art Dog and I always see the Robins as soon as they arrive here... we find them on our walks... they are foraging in the leaves. Haven't seen them on our walks yet...but did have one arrive today!
He has planted himself next to an empty birdcage in the living room....seems to be considering if he's too fat for it...I think he is.
My daughter gave him to me. Isn't he the cutest thing!!!!!!!!! I made these photo albums for daughter and future DIL. These are loosely based on Ellen's Joli-Paquet entry. I just sewed some ribbon on to tie it. The covers are bingo cards I got at Silver Bella from Jenni Bowlin. These are the clear $1 albums you can find at craft stores and Dollar Stores. I cut scrapbook paper to fit the inserts so they don't have to put an entire photo in. Today I took my daughter lunch. She teaches 4th Grade and they eat at 10:45 a.m. I just watched her eat... a little early for me!!! I took her album to her! Have you seen those flowers made with cupcake liners? I made one...forgot to take a picture. You should make some. See if you can find them online...otherwise I'll upload the info tomorrow afternoon. I will, really! I'm in the middle of making a lasagna type dish to take to a friend that recently lost her dad.... I discovered that I had bought cottage cheese instead of Ricotta cheese. Do you think it will make a difference? I googled it and most people think it does make a difference. I've made this dish a hundred times...how could I have made such a mistake? Let me know if you think cottage cheese is okay...for future reference. So..while waiting for it to stop P O U R I N G rain...I updated my blog. Guess I'll go to the store now..... P.S. It's Wed...and here is what Deb said about her chair: Ha! I like my chair- I stole it when another teacher left. And.... teachers are not to be sitting at their desks!

7 comments:

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

Your photo albums are cute, but not nearly as cute as your daughter! You must be very proud of her! You need to buy that girl a nice, soft chair for her desk!:)

Malisa

Debbie said...

The robin is so cute! I love that he's looking at his cage. (I might have to steal him back!);-) Thanks for lunch today- it made my day! Love you.

Christine said...

Linda Jo, you almost had me with the first picture of that Robin. Geesh, I just got new glasses too! Your daughter is a cutie. And, yes, that chair has to go!

You have lasagna and Irma has banana split cake. Now I am really hungry!

Let's see that cupcake flower.

Hugs!

Sand Flat Farm said...

What a pretty daughter you have, Linda! I'm sure she's a wonderful teacher - she looks so sweet and kind. Cute Valentine books.

I don't know about the lasagna - Cottage cheese thing. Seems like I had a recipe that said you could substitute it, but I wouldn't make it to give somebody without trying it first. Better run back to the store...

Jeanie said...

First of all, your daughter is beautiful! And that book is cute as can be. (And I confess -- when I saw the first bird photo I thought you must have a fabulous lens to catch a bird so still. Duh. I feel dumb!)

Lasagna -- I think you might want to try to get back to the store -- of is it too late?

Anna said...

great post :) fun story..... love the photo albums.... the bingo cards fit perfectly??? I love it! (your crafty dollar store alteration) love your new robin what a sweet daughter!! She looks like the kind of teacher I would want Q to have.... xoxo anna

Sue said...

Loving that robin! Thanks for popping in to say hello - will definitely be coming back to see what you're up to! :-)