Early this morning (like before 8:00 a.m.), we got the call that we have all been waiting for, especially Kiana Grace! We had a special package at the post office to go pick up. And no, it wasn’t my babies from China. (I wish!!! Jace, our oldest, loves to tease that “Moma just finds the babies God has for us on Ebay...LOL).
It was a cold and cloudy morning as we set out east for the Elbert Post Office.
This package is so special and so delicate, that we needed to go pick it up. But, we didn’t mind.
We saw old barns, cows, hawk, old farms, beautiful ponds and even mountain goats on the way.
Some of the children stayed home with Kalyn to catch up on school (their choice!!!) and others brought their school to do in the car. Finally, after 20 minutes of driving through beautiful eastern Colorado, we arrived. Do you know what we were picking up?
The drive back was just as beautiful. I took a pretty little dirt road that followed a creek.
Finally, we were able to welcome our new chicks to their home. Sadly, two of them had died.
Poor Keshawn was VERY scared of the new babies and wanted nothing to do with them.
Kiana has especially been excited for the new babies to come home. She has committed to feeding and watering them each day.
I know...aren’t they just adorable!!
I feel so thankful to the LORD that we can live in the country and enjoy some of the joys of “country living”. The children even knew that baby chicks come out of their shells by using a “baby” tooth on their little beaks to help them break out. Then a few days later the tooth falls off. Did you know that? Isn’t that cool!!
Aiden wanted to hold one so bad!!! I was really worried that he might not be able to be “soft” enough, but it was so important to him. He tried to hold the little darling bird as gently as he could...LOL. In fact, he was trying so hard to hold it gently and yet not drop it...I think the little bird might have been squeezed just a little on the tummy area.
Joeliana did a great job being soft. All of my little darlin’s were so happy to have the “babies” home. And I am thankful that I can stay home with my children and show them the wonders of the beauty in the LORD’s creation.