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.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Playtime gets messy

Sometimes playtime is just for giggles, other times we get a little silly, here are a few of the sillier personal favorite is the fire engine rendition performed by the baby blue bird.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Summertime without training wheels!

We have BIG News...
Introducing, our little Flaminguito, formerly known as our baby bird, then the big bird, is now, officially, a BIG GIRL! The training wheels are off and she's rollin'! But that's not all, we've been busy the past few weeks, so we're including a few other photos. Nothing as amazing as our little girl riding her bike for the first time...mark this date, August 18, 2010, the first day she rode without training wheels. Here's how it went down: obviously, we've been practicing every night and in the mornings some, but today, after our run, she's riding with my hands on her arm and shes wiggling all over the place, I tell her, "Honey, you'll fall down for certain if you keep wobbling your handle bars like that." "I'm trying to get you to let go of me, Mom." "Oh, okay?" I say, a little unsure...then I follow her like she's a hot coal, my hands jumping and dancing around her shoulders ready to catch her when she falls...but she doesn't! Now, I know all children learn to ride a bike without their training wheels at some point, but when your own does it, and she's barely 5, wow! It's amazing, like the most incredible thing you've ever seen in your life...the neighbors must have thought I was nuts outside clapping and carrying on like she's just won the Olympics, but to me, she had! Wow. My little girl can ride a big girl bike, wow. Wow.
Okay, now those are the very last pictures, like how I roped you into viewing all the others, too? Really, I just hadn't posted in a while so I thought I'd put them all on there together and the last few are from tonight's amazing adventure! Now I'm off to rummage through the dress-up box for the two missing knee and elbow pads, because I have a feeling they may come in handy in the next few days. Just in case (I'm no fool, Lance Armstrong doesn't need to worry, yet, and I'm sure even he crashes now and then). Okay, please enjoy our photos...especially the ones from our big news!
(double click below to view slideshow).

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Summer fun.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Rainier Camping

Our first camping trip of the year. Here are some photos to share with you, hope we get to do more soon!
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