Saturday, March 29, 2008

Here comes Peter Cottontail...

... to the Ballard household! Our family now has four little ducklings and four baby bunnies! We have quite the little animal farm beginning! A few months ago my husband brought home some adorable, wild bunnies he had caught - and that must have been a sight to see a grown man running around after fast, fast, fast little bunnies! Unfortunately, the bunnies were too young and did not make it - our family called the local bunny specialist and she took our sick bunnies and tried to nurse them back to health; but to no avail. Yet, through that experience we met our friend, Cecilia, and she has tons of bunnies... because they proliferate quite quickly (as you may know)!

So, the day before Easter our little bunch visited Cecilia's home / bunny farm and chose the most adorable little rabbits! Our little man had to have a boy, 'Vader' (and he had to be a black bunny to match Darth Vader). The girls are all pictured holding their bunnies and the names change every few days for their bunnies... right now they are Sasha, Mancha and our little Strawberry's bunny doesn't have a name yet.

We have already had the adventure of our bunnies crawling into a tight space and I, thinking that they were in a life - threatening situation was up after dark with flashlights, poles and a really scraped up arm trying to 'save the bunnies'. Then my cute husband came home and told me that bunnies prefer those types of areas and if they can get in they can get out... so, sure enough, we placed food and water in their sight and they eventually climbed out. As soon as they did so I quickly blocked all entrance to the hole - because, all truth told... I was out in the yard late into the night until the bunnies came out... waiting, without moving a muscle (so that they wouldn't hear me) until they ventured out of their hole and I could catch them and put them into their safe cage for the night!


Robert & Jacqui said...

You guys are going to have a farm soon! :) The bunnies are so cute... as are the kids. Glad you guys are doing well. We love and miss you!

GramGrampsGazette said...

Ballard Animal Farm! How fun! Gramps loves that the lil man named his Vader!And yes,it would have been fun to see that tall man of yours scooting around chasing bunnies! Cute bunnies, darling kiddos!