Rain's birthday is coming up next Monday, May 14th. She is really excited and along with this excitement is another wave of My Little Pony hitting the Beerhorst Family. When we were living in Brooklyn in 2005-06 Pearl and Dove had a time with this fanciful world of magical ponys. Both visits to this special pony place has led to a series of internet purchases. We just got a package yesterday with a very fancy pony with a long rainbow colored mane, just rightlfor brushing and braiding.
Besides magical ponys there was a lot of excitment over baby birds yesterday. With mom's camera Grace and Dove took turns climbing trees and shooting video clips of a couple different nests in the neighbors front yards. In one of there clips you see a few unhatched bright blue eggs with one newly hatched bird all mouth scrawny body and fluff. Later in the day I took off from my studio early to go to Reeds Lake with Rain and Grace. We found large fresh water snails which we took home in a bucket of lake water. When we got home the girls put the shell creatures in our little back yard pond.
Hanging out with young children brings you back into the wonder and excitement over simple things. It seems like magic is every where when you are seven years old about to turn eight.