I really thought that I would have this done earlier than hours before the deadline in the crafty slacker contest. I could not figure out how to get the birds perched, so in the end they're hanging with fishing wire, and I think I like that better. They sway and move and "dance." My 2.5 year old even played music for them this afternoon while we assembled the mobile. She will have a hard time not climbing up to make them move, but hopefully they'll survive at least until the baby gets installed in her crib.
And the baby? She's intrigued. Thanks Holly, for the assistance in stitching all those little birds. They were done pre-sewing machine, so lovingly stitched by hand, each and every one.