Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The ATTACK of the Canadian Geese

Tuesday the boys and I went to the park. I have written before about how much my boys LOVE to throw rocks in the lake there. They wanted to head straight for the water before even playing on the playground. So off to the water we went. It took a while to reach our destination because we had to stop and collect our “throwin’ rocks” on our way to the water. Finally we reached the water’s edge and the boys began throwing each and every rock we found into the water.

We had to have been there for about 10 minutes, when all of a sudden, swarms of geese began to swim our way. As they got closer some of them took off out of the water and began to FLY toward us. I’m pretty sure they thought we were throwing food in the water. Well, we stood there for a minute to see if they would leave us alone since we didn’t have any food, just some rocks. No way! I think that just made them more upset. They were HUNGRY!!!!! I think they were even considering eating Riley. They started to come out of the water and chase us!!!!

I tried to be brave, I really did, but I just couldn’t help it! I was SCARED!!!!! I scooped Riley up in my arms and told Corban to RUN!!!!!!!!!!!! We ran as fast as we could up to the top of the hill. The geese followed for a moment, but then I guess they decided we didn’t look that yummy anyway and went on there way! I think we may have to find a new place to practice our rock throwin'!?!


Faith said...

Oh my word! Girl, I would have taken off running and screaming. I do not do well with wildlife!
I am telling you....those boys are so stinkin' cute!

Kristin said...

That post really made me laugh! I'm sorry that y'all were chased by birds, but the scene in my head was hilarious :)

I can see you picking up Riley and running, all the while yelling at Corban to run.

I'm sorry your fright gave me such a laugh!