Sunday, March 27, 2011

Easter Chicks 2011

Last year’s chick pictures didn’t go quite as smooth as we’d planned. Annabelle was terrified of the chicks and wouldn’t even sit with them near her. We did manage to get a few pics of her halfway smiling while safe inside a big wooden tub.

I wasn’t sure how this year would go, either. We’d been talking the chicks up for days, and trying to prepare AB for it. The day we went up to the Mizell’s, she was excited about seeing the chicks and being with her friends, so I was hopeful that she wouldn't be scared this year.

When we got to the farm, Carrie went into the chicken house and got a few chicks and brought them out in the crate. DSC_8391I almost fell out when I looked up and saw ALL four of the kids kneeling around the crate and miss priss HOLDING one! DSC_8393She walked right up and grabbed one! DSC_8396

She wasn’t scared one bit, and even let a chick have a ride on her shoulder.DSC_8637

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We took turns trying to get some pictures of each of the kids, but for the most part, they just played with all the baby chicks, and loved every minute of it!

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I called Allie Claire, “Elmira” that day. She reminded me of the character on Looney Toons that loved all the baby animals and wanted to “hug them and squeeze them and kiss them all over”…

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The chick’s face in this next one is hilarious.

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Gus and Noah were glad to get in on the chick field trip this year, too! Both boys were so cute with the chicks.

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It was such a fun little trip to the chicken farm again this year.

For memory’s sake, here’s a pic of the girls three years in a row:

2009

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2010

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2011

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Such fun memories & traditions!

~amw~

6 comments:

Immeasurably More Mama said...

Sweet and precious memories. Annabelle was so gentle with those baby chicks...at least that's the way it looks in these pics. :)

Aleta Kaylee said...

I love all of these pics, Annie. They are growing so so fast!

Crystal said...

OK, so my favorites are the one with the chick on her shoulder, the one where she's bending over about to bestow some sugar, and the chick's face with Allie. Lordy mercy, I have laughed so big over that one!! These are adorable!

Carrie said...

I am SO proud of Annabelle! How long did you talk those chicks up before this years visit?! She was ALL about it. The pictures turned out so cute! Much better than last year...And that picture of Allie squeezing that poor chick to death is too much!!!

The Marino Family said...

The girls look too sweet!!! I love the chick on AB's shoulder...what a BIG girl!!

Charon Benton said...

i love this tradition!! the girls were precious, as always!