It was such a sweet and exciting moment when the robin eggs hatched. The kids were so excited...and it just so happened that the first two hatched on Saturday....Luke's 1st Birthday!
The kids have been great at giving the mama bird time with her babies. We had to explain how important it is for the mama to keep her babies warm. Noah checks on the nest multiple times a day....checking on the babies or using the binoculars to watch the mama sitting.
Because the nest just happens to be on the kids' play gym....which they play on every day.....we have had only spurts of time swinging and going down the slide, as not to make mama bird nervous. (And the black flies this time of year are awful...so at certain times it is down right miserable to be outside anyway...poor Lauren has been eaten alive!)
Anywho...enjoy these photos of the baby birds. I have to say that I have never seen baby birds this tiny and this close.....what a treasure....just sitting there in our back yard.
I'll be posting more photos soon....the third egg did hatch yesterday. It's funny....these babies are kind of ugly and cute all at the same time!