Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A bug's life

A quiet day at home is just what the doctor ordered for this busy family. Our morning started off with the transfer of the 'raccoons' to the butterfly house. I had some catching up to do on the computer so PapaBear played with the kids the rest of the morning. After naps we went outside to do some final touches to the landscaping. Here are the final results:

Hopefully more of the transplanted will perk up after all the rain we got today. Having bark should help with our drainage issues and it looks so much nicer!

As I scooped out bark the kids looked for centipedes. Thank goodness for garden gloves! Did you know centipedes bite? We didn't either.

When all the work was done we went on a treasure hunt. I drew a map and the kids tried to figure out where the king cobra would be hidden. A little distraction while they were on the turtle bridge and the rubber cobra was secretly placed along the path for them to find. They thought it was the neatest thing.

The bug nets came along for the walk - they are a constant lately. The kids put 10 things in their bug habitat by the days end. Sam caught his very first butterfly! I think he jumped a foot in the air in excitement....

Baths and bedtime after some homemade pizza (tilapia for the grown ups) and then it was time to get back to work. With Sharon's wedding coming up at the end of the month I'm trying to get ahead as much as possible. Sam asked for an extra snuggle and I obliged. He loves snuggling in his bed with me as we talk about our day. "what was your favorite part about today Sam?" "CATCHING A BUTTERFLY!" Yep, that's what I thought :)

Ahhhh...summer vacation. I heart you!


Kelli June 8, 2010 at 8:08 PM  

Awwww extra snuggle time...awesome!!

Erin June 8, 2010 at 9:15 PM  

Alex is more afraid of bugs this year then ever . . Glad they are having fun catching bugs :)

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