Monday, April 28, 2008
I had a hard time with this week's Unplugged Project theme - birds. Not because it was a hard topic, but because my perfectionism really got the best of me this week. I think it is because I've been stressed about our house situation and stuff I need to get done at work, but I became obsessed with finding the "best" way to feed the birds. Paige loves birds, and I figured she'd love to feed them. Seeing as we made Cheerio Feeders a couple of weeks ago for our Unplugged Project, I wanted to do something different. I spent most of the week looking online for different bird treat recipes that would be easy enough to create with a toddler/preschooler. The best one seemed to be the pine cone bird feeder, but it isn't really the right season for that. Another suggested putting peanut butter and birdseed on a stale bagel and hanging it up outside. Our bagels weren't stale, but we had some stale bread, so I finally decided to try this one, and yesterday we made our own version - peanut butter and birdseed on a sub roll. Paige always gets so excited when I talk about feeding the birds, and was calling these "bird sandwiches."
The one problem that I had with these is that I couldn't seem to keep Paige from licking the peanut butter off of the knife - even when there was birdseed on it! I kept telling her that it was for the birds, but she kept picking at the "sandwiches" too! LOL
My pictures came out horrible this week. And yes, she's in her Ariel jammies! :)
I managed to poke a hole through a few of the pieces of bread with a straw and hung them up with yarn, but one just kept breaking, so I put it on the railing of the deck. This morning I noticed it was gone. Roland said that when he left for work this morning there was a bird walking around near our cars with a big hunk of bread hanging out of his mouth. So I guess they were a hit with Paige and the birds! I feel bad that I almost didn't get a project done this week because I was having such a hard time picking one thing to do. I think the birds are glad I finally decided on something though. I really need to try and relax a little more - I keep stressing myself out about fun things!