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.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Baby Blue Bird turns 2!
Today we celebrated his 2nd birthday together, we had a great time, he really enjoyed playing with his sister all day with their new toys...especially the squeaky little honking horn for his tricycle, that went on...and on...and on...and, oh wow, not quite sure why we got him that. The Big Bird was so excited all day about it, in fact, she tiptoed into our bedroom this morning to ask me for help because she couldn't reach the cereal and wanted to make him a surprise breakfast all by herself. She tried a chair, but it was still too far to reach. Then she baked him a "crown" cookie at Sunday School and said she plans to do it all again tomorrow on his actual birthday. We ended the day reading Dr. Seuss' "Happy Birthday To You!" together and he thought it was great, both kids were laughing, she because the story is funny and he, because she was laughing.
Fire Station, Rainy Spring, Vaulting, Grandma Visit, St. Patty's, 2nd Bday party

Thursday, March 03, 2011 The bird family? Yeah, we're still here. Just haven't posted since...well, NOVEMBER! But we're still here! We've been a little busy and I'm not even going to attempt to catch up on pictures from the last few months, but now that it's March, we'll share some Spring time fun. To kick off our Springy month, the Big Bird is jumping into a whole new territory for us...she's now in vaulting lessons. That's gymnastics on a horse. Don't call CPS's how it went down. She's been asking for about 2 years to take riding lessons and we kept putting it off (cost, time, commitment, etc.). But finally agreed to look into it one day after school when she reminded me she's no longer taking gymnastics and ALL of her friends are in dance. I said we'd have to choose ONE thing to try, not everything, reminding her of the horse lessons she'd asked for again just hours earlier, and the violin and piano lessons, and re-joining gymnastics, and anything else that might suit her fancy. So, with the persistence of a five-year-old, I got on-line to research riding lessons. Lo and behold, there are plenty in our area and as it turns out, she's "of age" to begin some of them. After some phone calls and discussions between the Daddy and Mommy birds, we decided to enroll her in vaulting lessons, the first requirement before any other riding lessons can begin. These teach balance and rhythm in each of the three cadences, a walk, trot and canter in what seems to be the safest way. So we went to her trial lessons today and she was hooked. She did fantastic, too! We were so proud of her, it seems gymnastics helped a bit even though it's been so long ago (we quit in the fall of 2010) and she's always been comfortable around horses. So, without further ado, here's our little vaulter. Oh, and her other two siblings are in there, too.
As usual, double click on the picture below for the slideshow.
First Day Vaulting Lessons