Friday, May 21, 2010

School Daze- Stalking the New Neighbors.....

Ok...so here is the thing...we have the most adorable new neighbors that I am completely obsessed with.... they are a family of bunnies...there is a mommy and five babies...we have spent most of the week watching them...I have...of course...completely identified with them.... they have made their warren/nest/home... in our compost pile (made up of leaves and grass clippings)...located right outside the nursery...perfect for daily (or hourly/constant) viewing... I figured we can turn this great experience into a science/nature lesson.... also...for picture taking...it was almost like we were on top of them...because just a screen window separated us...maybe next week we will get some more traditional work done :)

Here is the spunky bunny playing outside...(I think he is the oldest)


The mommy bunny...not far away...under a cherry tree....
I am using my stealth like skills to take a picture of her....
Here she is nursing her babies...I got teary eyed each time she did this (about 6:15 PM)...
maybe because I can relate nursing my own?....




Later in the week some of the babies got brave and started playing outside more...

Some other things that happened this week...not much...because I was too busy stalking the bunnies...



To see what others are doing during their "school time" visit:
Tot School
preschool corner

12 comments:

Lindsay said...

ooo how fun to watch the bunnies grow! Looks like a great week! I need to get our water colors out :-)

kewkew said...

Awww, I love, love, love the pictures of the bunnies. So fortunate for you guys to be able to have such a great view of them. Thanks for sharing. Love the picture of baby asleep on daddy.

Michelle said...

I love the bunny pictures...I want to come stalk them too, you know I love bunnies :0)

denise said...

what great bunny shots! we have them, too only they just eat my garden and run away so i don't get to appreciate all the little family stages and stalk them...cute photo of your son sleeping...we have those same monkey pjs...

Rebecca said...

Haha, i wouldve been stalking those adorable bunnies too! I love the pic of your hubbie and son sleeping together- precious!

Kara said...

Oh, that mama bunny nursing her little babes .... what a great thing to witness!

Loved this "stalking" post :-)

Hopped over from Tot School!
Best Wishes,
Kara

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

how sweet - I love teaching my kids thru nature - what a great opportunity you had!

Fiona said...

aaaw they are so so cute! It will be lovely for you watching them grow!

Jenny said...

Oooo, we found a little nest of bunnies just like this in the middle of our yard once, and it was sooo amazing. I can't believe you saw her nursing; that is so cool!!

Dawn said...

How sweet! We had bunnies in our yard last week, but unfortunately, they didn't make it :(

Love the picture of your boys sleepin' together. Don't moments like that just melt your heart?

Susan said...

Your new neighbors are wonderful. I showed my daughter the pictures and she wants to visit. I had to explain that New York is a long way from California!

Raising a Happy Child said...

What a neat nature lesson - you can watch bunnies grow all summer.