Rocky, seeing an opportunity, ran over there while the bowl was unoccupied, grabbed a saltine cracker off of the top, and ran back under his cage and started eating it (you can see the crumbs under his cage and on his beak). I wish I had this on video!
An entire cracker is a MUCH bigger portion than he would normally get, so he thought he'd hit the jackpot. Thomas didn't want him eating the cracker under the cage because of the crumbs, so he convinced Rocky to come out, and then gave him a portion of the cracker after he perched on his cage.
Then, this morning happened. Thomas usually has left for work before I get the parrots up in the morning. This morning I was done running early, so I let everyone out about 20 minutes before their usual wake-up time.
They were so happy to spend time with Thomas before he left. However, because of the chaos they caused, I had to promise to not do this every day!
He couldn't read the paper and eat his breakfast in peace:
I swear that photo is not posed. Max, Rocky, and Beeps, seeing cereal was being eaten, all flew or walked over to the table and took turns taking bites. In this picture, Beeps has a Grapenut in his beak. This is why we eat dinner in the living room!
I've still been knitting away: hats and scarves. I made the brown hat on the right as a surprise for Thomas last week. Then, I decided that I didn't like a light green hat that I'd previously made (on the left). It was too big, and I had made a few mistakes. So I decided to unravel it and knit a new hat (in the center). I'm probably not doing this the "right" way, but I am knitting from one hat to the other. I hope I like this one better as I don't want to knit 3 hats out of the same yarn!