Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Happy birthday to Isabelle!

The kids brought the girls over for Gramma Camp Week 29!

I spotted the first tree frog on the back deck since last year. He escaped from Jossee's grasp!

 Isabelle turned 11 on Friday. They had a virtual party for her friends. First, she and Papa delivered the 'loot bags' to their homes. Next, potions .  (It was a Harry Potter theme!)

Then they ordered pizza for her friends. They all chatted on Zoom, whilst eating pizza. Then, they watched a movie together. They are so creative, our adult kids. They are working so hard for a new normal. 

There was a bat Sunday night in the basement. Cinnamon caught it, and it fell on Josephine's bed. Jos picked it up and we put it outdoors. (I was upstairs fetching a net, which we didn't need.)
I think we may stop calling him Cinn-mon, as a pet name. I'm in favour of calling him Bat-mon

Sunday night, after dinner, we had cake and presents for Iz.

Isabelle had the most wonderful red hair!

We've had to close off the basement door. Phoebe is there nesting. Robin is nesting nearby, I think.

The robin has begun choosing a nesting site, right near phoebe. They destroyed phoebe's last year's nest. The video shows the beam, where they have put debris on each part of the beam. I don't know if it is to dissuade other birds, or to give the female a choice... robin's nest 

The buck ambled by at dusk.

New videos:

Meantime,  Butch continues to visit the dock.
Cinnamon 1   went tree climbing.
Cinnamon and I went walkies. We spotted a brown creeper .


Anvilcloud said...

Happy Birthday to Isabelle.

William Kendall said...

The buck looks in good shape.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Belated greetings to the grandkid - and bravo to the grandparents for being who you are!!! YAM xx

RedPat said...

I like the wee phoebe nest!

Olga said...

What a nice birthday celebration!

Tom said...

...my 10 year old granddaughter has beautiful red hair too!

DUTA said...

Beautiful photo of the three generations; grandma, mother , 2 girls!
Best wishes to Isabelle on turning 11 year old!

Nancy J said...

Birthday Greetings with so many best wishes, Isabelle, your hair and smile, beautiful. Hope the virtual party went well, you are amazing to do this while the Covid roams wildly, and with a Mum and Dad and then Jenn and JB, life continues to be exciting, different, and I so enjoy seeing Gramma Camp # and # and # each week. XXX from way down south in NZ.

Lowcarb team member said...

Many Happy Birthday wishes to Isabelle.

All the best Jan

Ontario Wanderer said...

Tree Frogs and Bats? How can they be out up where you are and not down south where we are?

Angie said...

Happy Birthday to Isabelle! Wow, a bat in the basement. Wonder how it got there? I have not heard any frogs peeping around here yet ... it's been a fairly cool spring so far. Love the virtual birthday party - so creative!