Today was SO much better than yesterday for Ayden. A complete 180 for sure. He had been restless and waking up a lot while he was sick and last night he slept the whole night through. I think the better rest and the reason for it (just feeling better overall) got him back to his old cheery self.
I had this post ready to go up yesterday for a Toddler Tuesday but the ground breaking for our new house definitely took precedence so I pushed it to today. Last week, Ayden and I made bird feeders for all of our feathered friends that are moving back after a long, cold Winter. I used to make these particular feeders with my students at school and they were always a big hit.
The supplies you'll need:
- bird seed
- pine cones
- peanut butter
- a spreader (kid knife, popsicle stick, etc.)
- wire for hanging
- if inside, a table cloth or drop cloth of some sort
|1) Spread your peanut butter onto your pine cone.|
Be sure to get into all of the nooks and crannies!
|2) Roll your pine cone in the bird seed|
(This is Ayden's little hand hard at work)
|3) Make sure all of your peanut butter is coated with seed|
(This one was mine)
|4) Wrap wire around the top row of scales and hang!|
We hung ours on a tree outside a side of the house where we could see them from windows in several rooms in the house. We checked on them a few times a day and they were a hit! We got to see all kinds of birds, our favorite being a little bluebird of happiness.
|My new favorite bird. So cute!|
Have you ever made homemade bird feeders? We also made a couple of class sets of egg carton feeders to put out on our playground one year. Those worked really well too! I think we are going to try this one next:
*Small pregnancy update: I felt the baby more than ever today! So exciting... *
*House Progress: They finished digging our basement!*
Flashback! Here's what we were up to one year ago today: "Owning The Day"
And two years ago today: "Three's Company"
Thank you for stopping by Life With the Ladniers!
Please take a second to:
Subscribe via email, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter so you'll know as soon as a new post is up!
Miss seeing what Ayden is up to everyday? Follow us on Instagram!
You can find all of the links in the sidebar.