Our afternoon adventure started by having some photos taken at the Guthrie and near the Stone Arch Bridge. Cami Thomassen took some maternity photos of Erik and me. We can't wait to see how they turned out! Earlier this week they talked about the possibility of some rain showers today. I'm so glad that didn't happen. What a wonderful day for a photo shoot! Thanks Cami!
Then we made some homemade guacamole for a snack and settled in for the afternoon for some time to write our papers that are due this week. I set up shop on our kitchen table and tried to get motivated. As I was flipping through Facebook :-) I kept hearing a shuffling noise. I first I thought it was the dryer downstairs. Then it got louder. It was coming from the chimney! Oh no! We have a bird trapped in our chimney! I yelled for Erik when the noise got really loud. So much for paper writing...we had a bird to catch!
After getting a few ideas online, we decided to just go for it. First, Erik went next door to ask for some 'protective gear.' This is what he came up with!
After opening the flume, we realized that it was a pretty big bird and it looked a lot like a duck! We were a bit concerned that it wasn't going to be able to fit through the slats of the flume. We covered the fireplace just in case it got out on it's own. After trying to coerce it out for a while, we decided just leave it alone and see if it would come out on its own. Yep! It did! It landed in the tupperware bin we put in the fireplace. I yelled for Erik again (because we had both gone back to paper writing). He came and put the lid on the bin as fast as he could. We got a good look at it then....sure enough, it was a duck!
We took him outside and Erik pulled off the lid.
And he flew away! Fly! Be free little duck.
(you can kind of see him flying away in this picture --he's the blob in the branches on the upper right)
Well, now back to writing our papers.