Just before lunch today, we noticed a little duck couple outside our patio doors. Caleb absolutely loves animals, so whenever he sees any "creature" in our backyard (squirrels, chipmunks, bunnies, birds, etc.) he gets very excited.
We got out some bread to feed them, and Caleb was just ecstatic. He did not quite understand why he couldn't just run up to the ducks and pet them, but did enjoy watching them nibble at the bread pieces we threw out to them. And at first, he remained very still and quiet so that they would come and eat.
Here they are, close to the house, hunting for the bread...they got pretty close until Caleb became really excited and started yelling "cack-cack-cack" ("quack-quack-quack").
Action shot....Caleb in mid-throw.
At this point, the ducks were obviously on their way somewhere else, but my sweet boy still had some hope that they would come back if he threw more bread.
It is so great to see Caleb get so excited about something so simple...ah, life through the eyes of a child. It's good stuff.