Thursday, November 8, 2007

It's a bird, it's a plane, NO it's a crane!!!

Last weekend Dad and Raylene came up for a visit so Ben and I took them to see the cranes! I think that the story is every year they stop there beofre heading south for the winter. It is a field all for them and after they stay the night they take off in the morning. Every night a new batch arrives! Ben and I went last year but only saw a few hundrend because we went to early in the day! This time we went right before sun down and were blown away! Not only were there tons of cranes but there were tons of people! Dad told me I should hide my little old digital camera because everyone had professional cameras with them! I tried to get some good pictures but they were far away and my zoom only goes so far! These are sandhill cranes and they can get up to 3 1/2 feet tall and up to 150 pounds! Yikes! I know that it does not look like there are that many cranes in my pictures but the field is huge and I chose to get a closer look instead of taking of picture of the whole field. They also say that they fly in groups of 2 -500 and that when they pick a mate they stay together for life.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Joe Cool...The Bear

Hey..just wanted to show everybody Jacob's new trick! He is one cool dude that's for sure! Love you all and can't wait to see you in a few weeks!! I felt so bad because one time he got SO excited he fell straight backwards and hit his head on the floor! Poor guy!!