Little Flamingo's Little World

Once upon a time there was a bird called Flamingo. She had a baby bird that she named Little Flamingo, or Flaminguito. By the time Flaminguito turned one year old, she was doing a lot of funny things that Flamingo wanted to share with all the other birds in her flock. When a friend from the monkey exhibit at the Zoo told her about a blog, she decided to start one of her own...then two little baby blue birds came along and she added their antics to her blog, too...this is Flaminguito's blog.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Playing with "Baby" in her new pool, thanks, neighbors!

Just recently, she's really started imaginative play with her baby and it's been so much fun to watch the little mama swaddle, coddle and rock her, buckle her into her carseat, wrap towels around her after pool-play, sing and dance with her, she carries her around very cautiously most of the day, it's very entertaining.

Now that she's a Big 2-Year-Old, she's starting to do more "chores" and help out around the house...and she loves it!
Here, she's washing peppers for fajitas...

look at that detailed scrub-job!

She also takes out the garbage, makes her own breakfast...what?!? You say, "Oh yes, she tried to make her own scrambled eggs in her little kitchen while I was cleaning in the other room. Apparently, the eggs were left out on the counter, so she found a step stool, pulled it to the counter, climbed up, got an egg, climbed back down, then set out a pan on her stovetop and proceeded to crack it...I wonder what went through her head when the yolk started dripping onto the floor...something like, "hmmm, that's not how Daddy did it...but I'll used this part instead..." so she put the egg shells in her pan and "cooked" them up, I presume, before running into the play room saying, "Mommy, clean..." Yes, I was cleaning, and I thought she was just stating the obvious..."Mommy, clean eggs, messy eggs." Huh? my head jerks up like marionette with eyes wide open, I turn to see her arms, legs, feet, everything, dripping with yolks...I ask calmly, "Where did you get the eggs?" So she says, "C'mere, Mommy, c'mere." I follow, cringing at every step...thank heaven, nothing on the carpet, all had landed on the play stove, oven, shelves and floor, it was easy enough to clean up and I was able to laugh about it.

Finally, here she is on her new tricycle, thanks, Mama and Papa, she's really getting it down. Grabs her Dora helmet to let me know when she's ready to go out and ride each time.
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Happy 2nd Birthday, Baby Bird!
Making a wish...

Mastering the use of a real, "big girl" cup...

Eating her very own Birthday pizza, olives, cheese and sauce...mmmm....mmmm...good.

Here, Daddy, I'll share some presents with didn't get ANY!
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Some early birthday presents from Grandma and Grandpa...

Daddy picked a Dahlia to share and the bird thought it was pretty funny watching him sniff it.

Trying out her new radio from Grandpa, she's trying to "share" the music with Mommy.

Cutting up some cool new foods for her Cousin to share...these are super cool toys, they connect with velcro so you can "cut" them apart and hear realistic sounds of the fruit splitting open.
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On a visit from her Aunt, flaminguito and her cousin decide to play hairdresser.

Isn't she lovely?

Then Daddy bird ate too many "Wierds" (a knock-off of "Nerds") candies, here he's showing baby bird his tongue.

Her cousin joined us on a hike where we spotted a tree frog,

she was fascinated by the woods and everything in it, it was her first time out.

Our little baby bird was beat by the time we turned around, and boy, can she sleep anywhere...
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