Little Ella loves birds. Bluebirds, cardinals, sparrows--she loves them all. I know because she yells "BIRD! BIRD!" whenever she sees one flying by and asks me in her sweetest voice to get it for her. She has a special place in her heart for the big black ones in the Walmart parking lot (they're super exciting because they let her get such a close look and they like to eat the cracker crumbs from her car seat). So, in order to please her, I've started to paint some of our fine feathered friends. For my first attempt, I painted cute little bluebirds, because they're my personal favorites--but I think I'll try a blackbird next...I just hope I can create one to Ella's exacting standards.