The weather was beautiful over the weekend, so we decided to take the ducklings outside for the first time.

Hillary, who we think will become Edmund, was an excited blur most of the time.

Hello, Harriet.

They all seemed to enjoy exploring their new world.

All of the sudden though, unidentified creatures appeared from nowhere.

Hazel (who we think will become Jake): Nobody move!

Edmund: If we don’t move, they won’t see us.

Fergus: Umm, mom? What are those?

Nigel: They sure are funny looking things.

Augusta (who we think will become Augustus, or Gus for short): Who are you calling funny looking, mister?

Hello, Beatrice.

Beatrice: Holy cow, there’s another one coming!

Me: That’s Patrick. You’re going to love Patrick.

I wish I could have known what everyone was thinking.

Bernard: Mamma, why are they making those funny peeping sounds?

Me: They’re ducklings, boys. It looks like we’re going to have three girls (Beatrice, Harriet and Isabelle) and three boys (Edmund, Gus and Jake).

Me: I hope you all are going to get along just fine.

Me: Let’s get your first outside group photo.

From left to right: Edmund, Harriet, Gus, Isabelle, Beatrice and Jake. 

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