Birthday Budgie

It’s Gordie’s birthday! We’re not sure just how old he is – maybe 5 or 6?gordiebdaycolor * Click on this link: GordieBirthday for a printable picture that you can color.

Gordie’s favorite place when he’s out and about is the playgym on top of the bookcase.g1It’s getting a little chewed up, so for his birthday Gordie got a brand new (bigger) play gym. I’m going to switch out some of the perches with natural branches and add some toys.g2Of course, the flock celebrated with everybudgie’s favorite – millet!g3Happy birthday Gordie! We love you!

Memorial Day

m14In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

- John McCrae