My wonderful, thoughtful, amazing, sweet, and fun aunt Sandy surprised us with ducklings.
We named them Sandy and Donny, after her and my uncle.
I have to tell you black ducklings are difficult to photograph. Their tiny black eyes get lost in all the black fluff.
This is Donny.
This is Sandy.
They are adorable
Ducks make great pets and give you yummy eggs.
We have no idea if Sandy and Donny are boys, girls or one of each.
I hope we have one of each.
I can’t wait to watch them grow.
Saturday was what would have been Benny’s 11th Birthday.
We kept it low-key. Derek baked strawberry cupcakes and I decorated them with hearts, B’s, and piggies. My cake decorating skills could use some help, but I think Benny would have liked them just the same.
Please forgive the bad photos.
We visited my mom. She has a pond in her retirement community and there are tons of baby ducks right now. The boys caught some and we all got a chance to hold one. I had to use serious self-control not to put one or twelve in my purse.
Jeremia was there too, but he wasn’t up for having his picture taken.
Nothing makes me happy like holding baby animals.
Derek found a nest that had blown out of a tree. I now have 3.
Then we spent some time with my sister and her family. The boys LOVE their house and not just because they have a pool.
Uncle Craig launched Conrad into the air. C-rad kept saying “again, again”.
We’re lucky enough to have Piper for a visit again. I love the look on her face.
Not a day goes by that the boys don’t make me laugh one way or another.
It would have been easy to lay around and feel sorry for myself, because Benny should be here. He’s not and there’s not a damn thing I can do about it. Instead of wallowing, we had adventures, did family stuff and had fun. I think it’s how Benny would want it.
Never forget-Boy that Benny sure is cute!