The wait is over!
Remember I shared with you that we had a Momma Cardinal building a nest and then laying eggs right outside of our bedroom window?
Well – right on time – on Mother’s Day afternoon – the first baby cardinal was born.
You can barely make the little bugger out above, and he/she isn’t quite what you might call “cute” yet, but oh what a thrill!
And I wasn’t home when it happened!
My Mother’s Day started out with a trip to the gym in the morning with my youngest son, Nick. When we got back home, I was surprised to find my oldest son, Jake and his wife, Colleen in the kitchen with hubby, Marty preparing a beautiful surprise Mother’s Day brunch. What a sweet way to start the day – eh? It began with a Mother’s day toast of orange pineapple mimosas, homemade chocolate-covered strawberries, pastries, bacon-wrapped filet Mignon, cheesy potatoes and luscious miniature spinach and brie quiches. And as if that wasn’t enough, there was fresh flowers, cards, and a bunch of fun watercolor art supplies. Am I the luckiest or what?!?
After stuffing ourselves and relaxing and visiting a bit, the kids asked if I wanted to go play tennis (which I haven’t done for years!), so off we went, leaving Marty and Mikey home to enjoy some much deserved and coveted quiet R&R time. After about two hours of sunshine and tiring, sweaty, but oh so joyous running around the court and hitting the ball to racket a few times, I got a text from Marty with this photo:
We had been watching diligently as this was Day 12 after Momma laid her eggs, so this little baby can’t be more than two hours old here, and likely less.
As the day grew dark, still only one baby and one egg remain, and Momma is keeping them both warm.
Is that the icing on the cake for my Mother’s Day or what?
Happy Monday friends.
Wishing you joy in cherished moments.
Cheers & Hugs,
PS – I thought this photo would be a perfect submission for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature. What greater display of nature than this?! A brand new birth – the most extraordinary force of nature.