Monday, April 25, 2011

The sad nest news...

Daniel said I must give an update on the bird nest.  This should not be included in our "Easter Weekend" blog coming up next as it is much more sad than the rest of our weekend.  If you're reading this and have not read my previous blog -read that first! :) 
So Saturday morning we were getting ready to go to rehearsal at church and chaos broke out.  We were sitting at the table all eating breakfast when I notice the angry bird - not the app.  I tell Ryder (again, note to self: think before speaking) "Look, that birdie is SO mad!  Why's he so mad?"  The bird was sitting a few branches over from the nest with HUGE ruffled feathers fluffing up everywhere, clearly upset!  We look again and Daniel says, "Uhhhh, there's a SNAKE!"  It was wrapped around some branches next to the nest.  We kinda freaked out, but didn't want Ryder to realize it.  I told Daniel he HAD to kill it or I would never return to the backyard again.  About the time we are getting dressed, the babysitter is coming, Ryder's friend Ellie is coming over... it was just chaotic and Daniel (horribly afraid of snakes) goes out to kill it.  I was trying to keep Ryder distracted so he would not witness the killing while I watch (squealing & laughing) as Daniel pulls the thing out of the tree and beats it with a pole!  Ryder comes over just about the time Daniel is laying it on the patio (dead).  Ryder says, "OHHH a snake! (He pauses) Why's it not moving??"  The babysitter says, "It's playing. Playing dead."  I said, "It's asleep!" ;)  So here it is...
I am so sad to report that we're pretty sure it ate the bird eggs :(  The birds have not returned.  Daniel said, "Ohhh there's a blog in there somewhere!"  But I won't even try to analyze the spiritual aspects of this!  Do what you will with that!  Yesterday morning during Morgan's sermon he said something to the effect of "When there is no gratitude that's when the serpent comes in!"  Daniel and I looked at each other and laughed. 

2 comments:

Carrie Stephens said...

This IS sad news. Maybe you should download the podcast and play it outside for the birds, to cure them of their ingratitude. ;). Poor little deceived birdies!

RoddyG said...

wow right after the nest blog... that sucks! But kudos to daniel for braving the wild and killing it... ugh I hate snakes. And now I am freaked out for the rest of the day.