Our daughter has been really fascinated with birds lately. She has really enjoyed watching the birds gather at our bird feeders in the back yard. Easter has added a new dimension to her love of birds. She has really enjoyed playing with Easter eggs and learning about the animals that hatch from eggs. One of her favorite books has been The Egg. She especially likes the book's pictures of animals other than birds that hatch from eggs like snakes, turtles and crocodiles.
Considering this new fascination, we decided to give her a bird themed Easter basket. It contained a bird guide book, a hummingbird feeder, eggs, an Audubon Bird with a real Robin bird call, and a carrot filled with gummy worms. We didn't want to load her basket with candy and junk, so we thought this would do. I was a little concerned that she would be disappointed in the lack of candy but she wasn't. She thought it was pretty cool to be able to eat worms like the birds. I don't know why I was concerned, the grandparents give us enough candy for 10 kids!
She loved the basket and has been fascinated by the book... we all have. It's called Birds, Nests and Eggs by Mel Boring. We have had fun looking at the pictures and reading about each of the birds. That leads me to what I learned today. I learned several interesting things from the book but the most fascinating was about Robins. The book says that, "One robin can eat as much as 14 feet of earthworms in one day." Yikes, that a LOT of worms!
I also need to add that the baby liked his new rabbit. It has a bell inside of it so it jingles when he moves it. He had a great time hanging on to one of it's legs and swinging it back and forth. Boy, I hope my stitching holds up!