Backyard Birds

February 14, 2008

Journal, Lauren

Y’all are going to count birds this weekend, right? You’re supposed to count ’em and send the info to so we can find out just where someone put all the birds. My students are going to look for birds at school (frozen, popsicle-like birdies) through ‘binoculars’ that we shall make from toilet paper tubes. Ah, imagination. Also, we’re going to attempt to reproduce these sickeningly cute birds that I saw at Pottery Barn Kids. I hate Pottery Barn Kids. Everything in there is so dang cute and expensive, and I’m so dang old and cheap. This, though, I like. Its construction should be exceedingly simple.

Birdie, birdie, in the tree.  Birdie, birdie, let me be.

Brad, if we had more money and if you were ten, we would have bought you these:



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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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9 Responses to “Backyard Birds”

  1. Deanne Said on:

    Doesn’t he have a guest bedroom where they could go? They’re on sale…


  2. Brad Said on:

    Couldn’t you make me sheets like that out of toilet paper tubes or something?


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Are you gonna make the tree too? I like the tree. Awesome activity!!! I want to do it too! I’ll make my binoculars today.

    And Brad—you don’t have Superman sheets?!?! What the …


  4. Curt Said on:

    My comment has nothing to do with this post. I am soooo bored at work today, that I have been reliving your lives. Some good, some bad, some weird, alot funny. My favorites so far have been of your cats although I keep going back to the bacon mats. (in a Homer Simpson voice) Mmmmm..bacon. Don’t be suprised to see comments from old posts.


  5. Stephannie Said on:

    EWWW -- creepy “easter egg”!


    • Lauren Said on:

      Thank you for finding it, Steph! Didn’t anyone watch Nightmare Before Christmas??


      • Deanne Said on:

        I don’t remember that guy… guess it’s time to watch it again. (Good movie! Did I tell you that the Haunted Mansion at Disney was made into Nightmare Before Christmas for Christmas--cool, except we couldn’t really understand the story. That just means we’ll have to go back again at Christmas sometime!)



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    […] Remember back when i said we were going to sew the birds? Well, we did, and here they are. There are few things more fun, and slightly dangerous, than sewing with preschoolers. I hold the cloth and let them press down on the sewing machine pedal with their hands. We practice beforehand ’stop when I say stop’, but it doesn’t really matter -- they get so excited with the power of making that big machine bend to their will I have to say ’stop -- stop -- STOP!!’ the first time they do it. It’s awesome. […]

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