I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and new year celebration! I did, and I started a new Christmas tradition this year: making a gingerbread house with my son. But, since this was our first year making one, I went the easy peasy route and bought a kit from Wal-Mart. Apparently, we have similar gingerbread house-making abilities because it's hard to tell who did what part!
Earlier this afternoon, it became the last of the decorations that I needed to put away. I actually didn't want to save it or simply throw it away. I thought of just leaving it outside for some bird or animal to come feed on it, and hubby suggested that maybe if it was crushed, the ducks in the backyard lake just might enjoy a taste.
"Crushed? Did someone say crushed?". That's all it took for my little guy to be all over that idea!
So, we went in the backyard and he put down the gingerbread house by the lake. Then he had the best time crushing it!
Now, that looks almost done. And, just in time since a few ducks are quickly making their way toward their sweet treat...
Behind them were these two white ibises who tend to be on the shy side.
Click on the picture to enlarge it if you'd like. I'm always amazed at the beauty of God's creation. :)
Oh, and did I mention Lizzy followed us? Of course, she smelled that we were up to something!
Here's my son throwing some pieces into the lake. And Lizzy knows she can't take it much longer...
The water softened up the gingerbread pieces and the ducks seemed to really like it.
At this point Lizzy thought: "All right, the kid's busy with those quacking things in the water and mom's taking their picture, so here's my chance to eat that chimney!"
After she sneaked in a bite, we left the remaining crushed pieces for other ducks and birds. The two white ibises came over after we had gone back toward the house but they ate none of it. (Beautiful AND smart!)
Thank you for visiting me today. Wishing you and yours all the sweetest blessings in 2009!