Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January 5th - Bird and Bean Day

We had the perfect weather to celebrate National Bird Day.  A day to celebrate all of the wonderful birdies in our world.
Every spring we have some fine feathered friends who nest in the spider plants that hang on our front porch. We are the proud grandparents of 8 chicks and counting.
And we have other colorful friends who visit us. Despite the fact they poop on our porch, we do love watching them. In honor of Bird Day we hung up two of our bird feeders (they came down before hurricane Irene hit and never made it back) and filled them up for a little bird buffet.

It was also National Bean Day and I thought about cooking up a big ole pot of beans. Makes sense, right? Well, it would have been anarchy from one boy and I would have had to relocate bedrooms for a few days with the other boy. Not much of a holiday. On to Plan B: throwing beans in the air. Why not? It's confetti-ish and fun. Armed with a bag of black eyed peas (peas count, I checked, and it's good luck to eat black eyed peas on new years so there is a theme going on here) we whooped, hollered, and got pelted in the head with black-eyed peas.

It was nothing short of a bean-a-polooza. Word to the wise: Don't look up after you throw the beans!

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