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.

Friday, March 06, 2009

The bird got her "bird" finger stuck in a doll's curler today. It started off calm enough..."um, Mommy? It's stuck.""Oh? Let me see...why yes, it is stuck." Hmmm...after pulling and trying to twist and tugging this way and that, I called Daddy bird...he had some slippery suggestions, but it was stuck good and not wanting to budge. He had to go, so I tried for a little longer with lotion and cold water and whatnot, but it wasn't working.

Finally, this face you see below turned to a tear-soaked frown and I called Papa Bird (Grandpa), who suggested luck.Then he suggested a file, so out we tromped to the garage between sobs and found a square file in Daddy's tool box. It looked scary, I presume, because then she really started crying, but calmed down when we told her it would tickle and she had to try not to laugh while I worked on it.
She sang songs with Papa on the phone and told stories while I filed like a madwoman.After just a few minutes more, she was freed from the bondage of the plastic toy and looked at it as though it was quite the novelty, then jumped down and ran to put it back in her doll's hair.

Tune in next time for Adventures in Birdland!

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Mommy bird was feeling a bit of stress in her neck one night at dinner, so she climbed right up behind me and gave me a massage while I sweet! I think she's seen Daddy do that enough times that she knew what to do when I rubbed my neck.

Then she lightened the mood a little more with this silly smile :^).
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She can't wait to be a Big Sister! She's practicing below...

taking her baby lion for a walk in the rain...

She decided she didn't need the umbrella this day because it was too hard to pick things up while she was holding it.
Now, I'd hope that when she's a big sister, she takes the little one's health into account better (or that I do) than this...notice how she's all covered from the rain, but the baby lion is a bit exposed? Still, nice of her to take it along on her puddle jumping romp.
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What a difference a day makes...(or a dress)

These two photos of the baby bean in the bulging belly were taken just a few days apart, but the second one looks a bit bigger.
Could be the dress, though, too.
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A few weekends ago, we joined Mommy Bird's parents for a trip to the snow.
Here are some photos from the cold, beautiful weekend.
Mt. Bailey behind Diamond Lake with the bird and I in a sled.

Skiing through the parking lot.

Spinning wool with Mama in the cabin.

Exhausted, after a long day of playing...sleeping in the pizza parlor.
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