Monday, April 19, 2010

Easter Chicks

I still remember the Easter morning in 1982 when we awoke to find a box with the cutest, fluffy, yellow chicks. We thought that was the best thing ever! We kept them a few weeks before letting them go live and grow up on my uncle Jeff's property.

This Easter we decided to do the same thing for our kiddos. I got four little chicks (two of two different kinds) at Murdoch's and hid them in our friends garage until the kids went to bed and then we got everything set up. They were soooooo surprised! We spent some time talking about how these new little chicks were just born and that they remind us of new life that we can have through the Atonement of Christ and of His glorious resurrection.

We are keeping them for two or three weeks before we give them to our friends, the Adamson's. It has been a fun experience and fun to watch them grow. The chicks now like to roost on the side of the box and know enough to start chirping when the kids come in the room . Not sure if they are excited or fearing for their lives. :)


alison said...

LOL-ok, I was NOT expecting that last little comment!
This is such a cool thing to do! You guys are the nicest parents for sure.

Becky said...

You are the coolest mom ever! What a cute idea.

Marie said...

I've always wanted to do this! But didn't want to raise chickens... genius to find someone who will take them for you after a few weeks!

Melissa said...

Chicks on Easter morning??? My kids would never recover from the sheer joy of such a surprise. Hopefully not too many tears when they have to part ways... but great to give them to friends who can raise them!