Thursday, November 6, 2008

Feeding The Ducks

The girls have their art class every Thursday in Riverside. We leave at 3:00pm and get there at about 3:20, we left one day at 3:15 and were almost late. Their class doesn't start until 4:00. Gotta love California traffic.

So we have been coming up with fun things to do right around the Riverside Art Museum to kill some time. Thank goodness Erik has two offices within 15 minutes of the museum so he is pretty familiar with the area.

Today we went to Fairmont Park to feed the ducks, one of our favorite past times, though we haven't been there in while.

I let the girls pick what spot on the lake they wanted to stop at to feed the ducks. We got out of the car, walked over to the lake and look down. I only see a couple of ducks but I think it's okay we can use half the bread and bring the other half back next week.

No sooner do the girls throw in the first piece of bread then ducks start swarming from all over.
When the girls go back to the bench to get another piece of bread the ducks follow them up out of the lake. The girls climbed on the bench and fed the ducks there. The ducks were so close. And I was in the middle of the ducks trying to snap some pictures without stepping on ducks.

When the bread was all gone, the ducks did not want to leave. So, the girls started yelling "Shoo, the bread is all gone." "Go away , ducks." "We don't have anymore." Not that the ducks were really phased at all!

It was so funny, I was laughing so hard!
Feeding the ducks!
The "stampede" of ducks, that's what the girls called it!

Up close feeding time

If they get any closer they will be on the bench with the girls


Ryan and Lizeth said...

Lucky duckies. Looks like a tone of fun. Reminds me of the good old days when we used to do the same. Cute kids.

Monty and Kristin said...

CUTE!! I love ducks, but not as much as the ducks loved Mia and Emma!! That must have been some bread!;) Glad you had a fun time!

Jennifer Flake said...

I had never seen a "duck stampede"! I am glad you were able to document that!:)

What a fun time! :)