Thursday, March 29, 2012

Baby Daphne

Jessica and Dallas had a new baby last November!  Daphne Juliet was born November 1, 2012 
at 12:21 p.m.  She weighed 8lbs. 6oz. and was 21 3/4 inches long.  She's beautiful!

 Evan and Makiah were so excited to see their new baby sister.  
They had looked forward to this for a long time.

This is Dallas' and Jessica's third child and second daughter.  
Evan and Makiah are a year and a half apart.  
Makiah and Daphne have a little more than three years between them.  
Dallas and Jessica are wonderful parents! 

This is when Daphne was a few days old.  Evan and Makiah love her so much!

When Daphne was a week old, Cami and I got to go visit!
It was so fun to see the new baby, Evan, Makiah, 
Jessica and Dallas.  We were there for almost a week.  We never wanted to put Daphne down!
And it was so fun to play with the kids and visit with Jessica and Dallas.
It was hard to leave them and go home.

 Grandma Fowler gave her the blessing dress. 
She looked so beautiful!

This is Daphne at 3 month and 4 months.  What a doll!
We can't wait to see her and the rest of the family this summer!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New Baby Budgies

We decided to try to breed budgies again.  We've tried this before when our older children were children.  Jillian wasn't around then and she loves animals of all kinds so we've made it a family project.  Budgies are English budgerigars which are native to Australia.  The parakeets you see everywhere in pet stores are American budgerigars and are slightly smaller. We have 5 pairs and this is our first clutch of eggs.  Jesse, Cami, Jillian and I are in charge of this project.  Bethany took some of these pictures for us.

This is Topaz, the mother.  She gets out of the nest when we come to check and see what's happening.  She always peeks around the corner to see when we're done.  She's right back in the nest box as soon as the lid closes.  She's a good mom.

Chick # 1!  It hatched last Friday.   Jesse compared its size to a large spider!  We think it's slightly cuter than a spider.

By Monday morning, we had 4 chicks!  That was fast.  The 1st chick is already twice as big as #4 (on top).

Here is the mom with her babies.  Both she and the dad (Pops) will feed the babies by regurgitating their food.  We can tell the babies are being fed because their crops (just above their chests) are full.  Can you see the yellow in their crops?