the first annual Pi Phest was in 1999 (see photos here) and it was time to get some pionus flock together again. Carol was great because she organized the whole thing. her father-in-law Bill (thanks Bill!) let us use the rec center where he lives. the pictures were a bit yellow because of the indoor lighting, but i've done my best to make them visible. i can't wait to do this again!
|here's Jackie with her WC, Sibyl. Sibyl was quite convinced that she was the Biggest pi there, despite her size. Ernie had a big crush on Sibyl but she wasn't interested|
|in the hat is Alex, Kiwi's big brother, with Cricket (blinking), Kiwi in the middle, and Ernie|
|and here's Kiwi with mom, Leslie. that's Carol in the background|
|Hank did his best to get Skye to play with the others, but Skye was too shy|
|Raku did better than her "brother" and went out on Hank's hand, and even stepped up for some other people|
|Gixxer was also very friendly.
If you click on this photo, you can get a larger copy of it
|here are Cricket, Ernie and Kiwi. they shared the play gyms very nicely|
|a large group photo. from left to right:
in the background that's Skye, Hank and Raku.
in the foreground are Kiwi, Cricket, Ernie and Ariel
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|another group photo:
that's Ariel in the background
Ernie and Cricket sharing sprouts (can you believe it?)
Jackie and Sibyl, and then the side of my head =]
|Ernie and Cricket - together. that's right. the Boys were so out of their own element that they sat together, ate together, and Cricket only beaked at Ernie when Ernie lost his balance and actually (gasp) touched Cricket. otherwise they got along very well outside their own home|
|a big success! every birdy napped when they got home. including Jim|
here is Jackie holding Ernie, while Sibyl looks on from mom's shoulder
here's Hank with Raku and Skye
me and Kiwi, who loves to get scritches!
Charron and John with Ariel. mmmm popsicle sticks.