Sunday, September 13, 2009

Butterfly Day

This month Olivia joined Georgia in her Park Pals class about Migrating Monarchs. They learned interesting facts about local Lepidoptera, watched a tag and release of Monarchs, played games, and had a great time.

Today was Butterfly Day at the nature center, and the girls had a chance to share with us what they learned. They both were identifying the butterflies, and Georgia explained how to tell a Viceroy from a Monarch.

Here are some photos of our day...

Grasshopper Love

The girls have had a lot of fun catching grasshoppers this summer, and watching them change and grow. The last ones they caught they decided to draw before letting them go. They each had names, of course...

Olivia drew a picture of Grassy, Cutie, and Sand. (named for the sandy color on his back.) She added hearts to show her love for them...

Georgia drew a picture of Biggy...

I love her detail!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Girls and Goats

These goats (below) were watching the dogshow next door. I thought it was cute.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Park experience today

Today we wanted to stop by the park to take some photos of the girls. After only a couple photos taken, Olivia heard rustling in the bushes...and found a bunny. Along came Tyler and Brian to scoop it up and show it to the girls. Here's a slideshow of the encounter...

Here are the photos of the girls we managed to take...

After the park we had planned to stop by the library to return a few things...guess what books they wanted to borrow this time?? Yup, rabbits! (among other topics...)

Enjoying the fair this week

Games, rides, harness racing, barrel racing, pony rides, agriculture, and bad food....oh yeah!

Summer Concerts in the Park

We've been to a few concerts in the park this summer.

The girls were able to go up on stage and help sing and act out a few numbers at one of them.