Sunday, July 20, 2008

Feeding Frenzy

We have gone to the beach. To the pool. In bathsuits, pajamas, and nekkid. Out to eat seafood. Had ice cream. And walked off our scoops. So...what else can we do to entertain ourselves?

We lay out our offering.

And wait patiently. It's not easy being patient. All the other girls went inside to find more interesting pursuits. But not Shannon. She waited. And waited.

And then they came.

And brought their friends.

And their cousins.

And their brother's girlfriend's aunt twice removed.

And they demanded more and more offerings.

And actually had the nerve to drop an offering of their own on Katie's face. And her back.The girls got wise to this. And learned to duck and cover after they threw out a treat.

And when the offerings were gone...They still sang "mine, mine, mine..."

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29 comments:

texcindy said...

sorry Katie-I'm sure they enjoyed your offerings to them more than you enjoyed your gift of gratitude from them...Katrina the pics are boootiful!
cindysue

Rhea said...

It supposed to be good luck...keep telling Katie that. lol (Sure it is)

That was quite the feeding frenzy! It kind of looked like a scene out of a horror movie there for a while. Yikes!! That's a lot of birds.

Hilarious commentary and wonderful photography!!

Kat said...

Cindy and Rhea--You are tooo fast! I wasn't quite done yet. Now it's complete...and with very appropo music.

Rhea said...

Ok, I'm back! Must have the complete experience.

The music is great! Perfect for this post. You are the queen of themed music to your posts, I love it!!

Did you see the SITS poll, btw? Most people voted that music annoyed them on blogs. I don't understand that at all. I just turn down the music if I don't like it, so easy. Most of the time it's a nice accompanyment to the post, depending on the blogger. Sheesh.

Rhea said...

Did you have a nice birthday? I've been wonderful where you were...

Joye said...

Looked a little scary there for a minute. I just love seagulls! Ever read the strangest book ever Jonathan Livingston Seagull??

Kat said...

Rhea--I did see the SITS poll. I had no idea people despised music that much. Just turn the computer to mute :-) But...I am contemplating my own poll. Wanna know if I am annoying my own readers.

My birthday was okay. I went snorkeling with the kids...and they were whiny, ungrateful wretches. We didn't see Mama Mia on my birthday because the nearest theater is over 2 hours away. But, since we are home now...Michael and I are actually going out tonight to see it. With no whiny children :-)

I've been away - snorkeling, driving...and today spending a small fortune at Limited Too. Just to give you an idea...I came away with 20 Too Bucks when I left.

Kat said...

Joye--Scary? Maybe with the music :-) I love that piece! And no...I have not read that...heard about it...but never cracked it open.

Jenny said...

Great post! I had so get my daughter and show her. We both loved it!!
Jenny

Elena said...

Love the song of the day today. Very fitting for dive bombing gulls! What a riot for your kids.

Insane Mama said...

I love seagulls, even though they are a pain...they remind me of my dad and the beach!

Angie said...

I love the music! It looks like a Hitchcock film landed on your deck. Poor Katie. Have a safe trip back!

Shannon said...

Yikes! That would have freaked me out! I don't like birds. Or anything with wings, really. Why is it that those things always want to flutter right by your head??

Karen said...

Love the music!!! Very appropriate. :-)

The photos are great. Looks like Shannon waited a loooong time, as she appears to have changed her outfit in some of the pics.

Hope you enjoy 'Mamma Mia'. I saw it on Friday and loved it. There were a couple of *interesting* bits in it, that went right over Taylor's head, thank goodness!! She loved it as well. She walked out of the theatre singing and dancing. :-)

That photo of Shannon sitting waiting patiently is way cool!!!

SKELLER said...

WOW - FABulous!!! Did you have any idea there would be SO MANY?!? Such a wonderful photographic extravaganza and blog fodder to boot. Woohoo! Way to capture the action, Kat!

Romi said...

Shannon has excellent posture! Love the pics and the music.

Lauren Horsley said...

Oh my gosh that is like a scene from my worst nightmare! I can handle heights and closed spaces and spiders and...well ANYTHING but a huge flock of birds flapping around my head!

You gals are seriously so brave.

Kat said...

This "feeding frenzy" was repeated several times after this one. Madalyn was *constantly* asking me if we had any "rotten" food to give the seagulls.

And even when we'd just go outside to read...they'd come screeching to see if we had more offerings for them.

And Karen - Shannon did wait a long time! And when she got tired of waiting...she changed clothes to go ride her bike...and then came back. So, they were all taken the same evening. It took a long time to get them to come...but once we did...they never left us alone :-)

Tam said...

Hi great pictures! I read your blog but do not comment much.. I am shy

Brian and Staci said...

Too funny :) (That's actually one of my favorite parts in Finding Nemo!) Are you back to reality yet??

Firefly mom said...

I'm feeling very much like Tippi Hedren just looking at the photos! I saw "The Birds" when I was pretty young, and while I love, love, love birds - flocks of them in my general vicinity make me nervous.

Cody loves feeding animals, too, but I don't think we've ever fed a flock of seagulls before. Ugh, and now my 80's hardwired brain has started playing "I Ran" by Flock of Seagulls.

Gina said...

EEWW! I abhor those nasty scavengers. If you ask my Elizabeth, She will tell you that a seagull stole her sandwich right off the table on a field trip to Seattle and her teacher had to share her lunch. No, we are not friends with those nasty things.
My husband has a name for people who come over, eat your food, leave thier s**t around and then leave. He calls them Seagull Friends.

Mama Dawg said...

What an awesome post! Love all the pics.

Lula! said...

But why didn't y'all do this NEKKID, is what I wanna know?

The music is hilarious, Kat.

Jennifer P. said...

Did you show them Hitchcock's The Birds before they did that? I bet there would have been a lot more screaming if you had.... :)

Debbie said...

I love all the pics and the commentary!!!

Swirl Girl said...

I hear it's good luck receive offerings from birds...at least in Venice and the birds are pigeons.

Next time, the girls will wear hats!

The Q Family said...

Great pictures! Looks like they enjoyed the feeding. That was a lot of birds!

One Wired Woman said...

Great photos!! I love feeding seagulls. ~Jill :)