The parakeets like to fly from one side of the house to another, as you can see them doing in pacificpelican.us podcast 46. Often one of them decides to fly and the other will follow along as they yell and flap around. But there are certain actions that make Belle and Sparty both stop what they’re doing and take flight instantly. They will take off the second that they see me wave my Michigan State flag. You can see this in action in the video, as I say “Go State” just as I pick up the flag–they tend to fly away as soon as I touch the flag, I don’t even have to wave it anymore usually.
We had a very fun surprise birthday party for Jessica at Sweet Melissa’s in Rocky River–I took her out and her friends were waiting at a table but she had no idea they’d be there.
As I have struggled to cope with the loss of my much-loved birds Ava and Striker, I have been consoled by the many nice things people have said about them, and how much they inspired me–this photo makes me think about how I always loved capturing their beautiful greens with my camera.
Jessica went to a Cleveland Cavaliers game on Feb. 9 when they played the New Jersey Nets. She took this shot, and also took a photo in which Lebron James faces the camera with the ball.
Jessica and I had a wonderful Christmas together–our first as a married couple–and given our love of birds, we decided to add plenty of bird ornaments to our tree.
But our parakeets decided to enhance the tree even more by flying around and taking a peek at the decorative birds, including the wedding birds ornament we used to top the tree.
After getting married in Cleveland on September 6th, Jessica and I had our marriage blessed at St. Emily’s in Mount Prospect, Illinois on October 3, 2009. After that we had an enjoyable reception at the Wellington in Arlington Heights, which was well attended by family and friends.
We had a beautiful day (which was nice, as it was an outdoor ceremony and reception) for our celebration of love in Cleveland on September 6, 2009. It was an amazing and joyful occasion. You can read more about it at the wedding blog.