Saturday, December 1, 2007

The Bird Feeder

Because I used a picture from the bird feeder project for photo hunters, I decided to show the project in is entirety. My aunt Jane sent Bug a build your own bird feeder kit for his birthday. He loves making things and he loves watching birds. Someday I'll tell you all about his obsession with the Audubon society bird book I have, but that will take a while so it will have to be another post. Here is how we started out.

This was mostly a father & son project, with mom as number one spectator and picture taker. Hubby would start the nails, let Bug pound them in and then finish them up to make sure they were tight.

Bug concentrated very hard and didn't hit daddy's finger once with the hammer. Although daddy was a bit nervous that he would loose a couple digits.

They got it all put together. It turned out just like the picture on the box. Good job boys.

Then it was time to paint. Bug picked out which colors would go where. He then meticulously painted the whole house. He let me paint a bit of blue and let daddy help even the paint out a bit now and then.

At one point he said "Mom, I want to be an artist when I grow up!" Last week it was a rock star and the week before it was an animal watcher so I won't get too excited about it yet.

The next day I picked up some bird seed from the store and we filled it up.

Now here is a funny thing, Bug didn't remember, but Aunt Jane bought him a bear backpack for his first birthday. It has been hanging in his closet for a while. Out of the blue he put it on to go outside and fill the bird feeder with. Spooky!

By the way, he filled the back pack with three pairs of shorts and some sandals. Funny boy.


Mama Zen said...

What a cool project!

Corey~living and loving said...

looks like a very fun project....and so strange he needed the backpack to go fill the feeder. spooky indeed. and so funny what he put in it. :)
have a good week! I'll get caught up when I get back!

Ann said...

What a cute little feeder, lucky birds. Nice work fellas. I'm struck by how much Bug looks like his mom did at that age, in the picture where he is holding the bird feeder by it's chain.