[This relates to my last post…If you are wondering why the HECK there are so many birds and so much crazy…read that post…and the crazy just comes with being part of the “Cockrum Collection” 🙂
We didn’t tell Tye (or Aven) where we were going until we were GOING 🙂
You can see the completely stunned look on both of their faces 🙂 Tye was ALL smiles after the initial shock…
Tye almost knocked the door down at our friend’s house to get ‘his’ bird 🙂
Tye in awe….deciding which bird is HIS bird…HIS bird from God in a beautiful way.
Sweet birds..they are both over 10 years old.
One was attacked by a dog and only has one eye. Aven wanted that one, Pete, so “She could make him all better.” 🙂
Our friend who gave us the birds..I think Tye hugged her 20 times. BUT then again..Tye hugs any pretty lady he can 😉
BUT…he said, “THANK YOU! THANK YOU!” over and over.
Kiddos realizing we are really taking the birds home WITH us!
[I don’t know why they were so surprised..it isn’t like we don’t come home with some sort of random rodent or something quite often! smile]
Tye’s new BFF, “Nelson”, was a rescued cockatiel and had spent most of his life in a cage.
[I don’t know how one ‘rescues’ a cockatiel but that is Nelson’s sweet story. I, personally, think it is perfectly fitting for Nelson to be rescued again by Tye…sigh.]
Even though Nelson was not used to nor did he even like being held, Tye acclimated Nelson very quickly!!!
And, get this, Tye knows the bird’s name is “Nelson” but has nicknamed him “NOON NOON“…which was TYE’S CHINESE NICKNAME 🙂 cry.
Just like “Noon Noon”…Tye has a whole new world to FLY …and maybe this small miracle of events falling into place has put some pieces of his mental puzzle together for him.
No..not a maybe. I KNOW it has.
Tye really understands how God stepped in and got “Noon Noon” to him in a neat way.
(After Mommy and Daddy had said “No!” haha I still find that hilarious. God was like, “Sheesh Jim and Andrea…Do have to do EVERYTHING for you?” Um. YES? 🙂
Aven giving “Pete the Pirate” a kiss.
This is a PERFECT bird for Aven.
Pete is not “perfect” in appearance but he already LOVES her. Crawls all over her. Jumps to her. Kisses her 🙂
She’s getting a wonderful heart-lesson from “Pete the Pirate” [get it…he’s a pirate cuz he only has one eye … wink…]
Within two days, Tye can hold Nelson/Noon Noon without any “barrier” like a thick glove, etc. “Noon Noon” really seems to love Tye 🙂
We’ve had our “Icon” [on the right] for two years. We tried to introduce him to “Noon Noon” and “Pete” but “Icon” was NOT interested.
I think we’ll keep them separate for quite awhile longer 🙂
This is just “good ol’ normal” in the Cockrum household 🙂 Which I think is really fabulous 🙂
Zane was feeling sorry that “Icon” was feeling ‘left out’ [the boy with the softest heart in the world I swear it!] so he was telling “Icon” he was still “King of the House” ….
Our birds’ wings are not clipped.
(cuz I’m scared to do it. I ‘clipped’ Trey’s newborn baby fingernails and made him bled profusely. Since then, I REFUSE to ‘clip’ anything. No joke.)
So, sometimes, they ‘take flight’ and it becomes a “find the bird” type of game.
Then a “get the bird” adventure”…..
“Noon Noon” has BIG feet (?) claws (?) talons (?) ha. Took Tye a bit to get used to the feeling of them…but it wasn’t long before “Noon Noon” was climbing all over him….
Another “Find the Bird” adventure.
Can you find the bird in this picture?
Yes, sometimes poop happens 🙂
But, honestly, the birds usually keep this in their cages. I promise. My house does NOT smell. 🙂
I ask my ‘would tell it to me straight’ friends if it does smell and they continue to say “NO”. 🙂
Yet another “find the birdies” game……
Yep! My lovebirds love hanging out ‘in’ the light. They never leave our bedroom…cuz…that would be just crazy to have five birds all about the house at once 😉
It was, needless to say, a wonderful time adding the birds into Tye and Aven’s lives … It felt like pieces just fell together in perfect ways.
That God orchestrated what, to myself and so many, would seem SO minor…but, apparently, to Tye’s heart is a MAJOR.
It’s really thrilling to be “corrected” by God and to watch it happen as it is SUPPOSE to happen.
Thank God for God 🙂
We also got to spend some “family” time with some of the “Guat Girl” families in our lives. Some of us were together celebrating The Holloway’s new home 🙂
Again….Thank God for God 🙂
Who else could have orchestrated and laid it upon the hearts of FIVE families, who were all friends but weren’t comparing notes that intently, to start the adoption process all within 6 mos of each other?
The end result is giving our “Guat Girls” a sense of community that these girls seem to really need AND giving the five family’s involved a sense of beautiful history and sense of ‘family’ that WE ALL desperately need.
I’m gunna say it ONE more time…
Thank God for GOD 🙂
Chase and Delaney.
Delaney’s Momma used to watch Chase will I worked when Chase first came home from Russia! And..for the record…Delaney has always had a bit of a cute, little girl crush on her “Chase” 🙂
SEE! These girls need each other :)))
These two fashionista raided Jessica’s closet … and come down to show their creations! Happily, Jessica laughed. She’s cool like that 🙂
Sophia…the Guat Girl that we are ALL rootin’ and prayin’ for.
Her and Tye have alot in common…unfortunately.
BUT, I know her parents are fighting the hard fight for her. She’s come a LONG way. Silly girl can fall asleep ANYWHERE though! Makes me jealous!
There were boys screaming, adults talking, etc….but Sophia decided it was time for a nap?! lucky girl.
I wanna nap like that!
Emily (Sophia’s Momma..and Delaney..and Addie’s 🙂 and I have been family for about 19 yrs now. Not by blood but by bonds.
My husband has another lady in his life…it is Tessa. I admit it. The man swoons over that girl 🙂
I sorta kinda really luv her too 🙂 She’s Aven’s “Special Sister” as they call each other 🙂
Thanks for reading, commenting, encouraging, and lovin’ on us here in blog-land.
I don’t think you all realize the happiness you all bring me.
Knowing you are “out there” and I can always “come here” and be ME.
You all make me feel exceptionally happy…thank you Readers :))