Chickens in the Basement

I love to write and I love to laugh. When I write, I get to the point quick. My stories would fit on the back of a postcard. They usually make me chuckle. And you know what they say, "It's all about me!"

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Up Close and Personal

Since Shakira decided to sit on more eggs, she isn't a very exciting mother. Melvin stays close to her all day. This evening, I took him out for a little exercise and a snack.


He had some bread crumbs and a bug or two. He tried to eat a dot on the table and a freckle on my chest. No luck!

My flash makes this a little hard to look at. Can you see one of the eggs behind Melvin? It helps put his size in perspective.


Here's his little foot. The fuzz will turn into feathers as he gets older.



I know Melvin is a boy. Just before this shot was taken, he was snuggled up in my cleavage and looking a little too comfortable!





If you want to hear what Melvin sounds like, click on the video. It's short!


Tony and I celebrated our 21st anniversary on Thursday. I was slightly spoiled with two dozen roses and the necklace I'm wearing in the photo.

NOTE: I had a first this morning. I went to several yard sales and came home with bupkus...nothing...not a damn thing! Every sale I went to had loads of plastic and no charm!

21 comments:

Jenny S said...

THAT WAS REAL???? OMG!! I saw that necklace today and was going to say something but didn't have a chance!! You go girl! Beautiful!!

Linda said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary. You both look very happy. I am glad you seem to have settled on Melvin for the little guys name. Yes boys do like to snuggle up in cleavage. Poor Shakira any chance of the other eggs hatching?

Leah@Storybook Ranch said...

Happy Anniversary!
Melvin is just adorable; I look forward to watching him grow up :)

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Melvin is so adorable!!! Funny about a chick already being a "breast" man!

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Awwww cute chick lol love the pic of him on your chest.

And warm congrats on your anniversary!

dobco said...

Melvin is just too cute! I think you should definately paint a quilt design on your barn...want some help?

Lisa said...

Happy Anniversary! Love your chiclet!
His mom is so funny sitting on all the eggs!
Hugs,Lisa

Barbara said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! You definitely look like "the happy couple" still! I'm so jealous of you ladies with husbands!

And Melvin/Speck is so damned cute. He knows a warm place when he sees it!

Pixie said...

21 years! congrats. I've been married three times and have yet to make it past 7...but I live in eternal hope. May you have many, mnay more happy days together! and just box up little Melvin and send him right over...he is too freakin cute!

Rose H (UK) said...

Congratulations for you anniversary!
Love little Melvin, I'm sure he'll have a fine set of feathers as an adult....my hairdressers name is Melvin - with never a hair out of place! LOL.

Vintage Christine said...

"Chirp chirp peep peep" to Melvin. I know YOU know that means "you are one cute little sweetie-pie" in chick but the others might not know. Yes, it's true: I speak chick.

gin said...

happy anniversary. Melvin seems to fit right in.. (not the cleavage, but fit right in with the other chicks!!!

Zootsuitmama said...

Congrats! It's so nice to have someone in your life who really knows and loves you. Lil chick is sweet! Hate those kinda sales..Zootsuitmama

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Congrats on the anniversary. You kids look great.

Amber Von Felts said...

Okay, Have you ever seen the Flinstones Happy Anniversary song? Here is the url: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knp9-GY6fHE

Its so good! Happy Anniversary to you guys!

Just Breathe said...

I just had a post called Up Close and Personal about a bra! Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. Love this little guy, he is adorable. Have a great Sunday.

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

So very sweet!!!! Happy Anniversary!!

Ninny said...

Melvin is adorable and so is Tony! Any man who spoils a woman is a great chick magnet!!! Happy anniversary...

Hate "plastic" yard sales! Waste of good gasoline!

Liz

Mary said...

Couldn't happen to a nicer couple - congrats. you great kiddos!!!!!

baukje said...

What a very cute melvin, and the way he talks..... Adorable!!!!

Amy said...

Happy Anniversary! Melving is just adorable. One of my favorite things in the world is baby chicks. That is why I am addicted to hatching eggs in my home made incubator. I have Serama babies and they are spoiled completely rotten.