October 16, 2010
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I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonders.
I will be glad and rejoice in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
On Thursday we met Chris at the Botanical Garden for lunch. It was a GORGEOUS day! We also saw our friends Laurie and Brett there too, which was a nice surprise :). After Chris left to go back to work, we explored the Children’s Garden and Butterfly House a bit before heading home.
Julia sticks her tongue out for almost every photo these days! Of course Gabe has to imitate her for laughs!
The Circle of Life for a Monarch Butterfly!
Check out the photo below, do you see the “before and after” of the monarch butterfly? I thought it was so neat to see both forms sharing the same leaf!!
We truly experienced how amazing God’s creation is!
The fall foliage behind this fountain looked so beautiful! I hope we can fit in lots of visits to the Botanical Gardens this autumn :).
April 28, 2010
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Gabe and I didn’t let stormy weather stop us from enjoying the butterfly release party at the botanical gardens on Saturday.
We were looking forward to a yummy breakfast with butterfly shaped pancakes like they had last year, but they didn’t have any this time. Not to be a “Negative Nellie”, but it seems that they increased the price and lowered the quality of the butterfly release party compared to last year. Here’s a link to the photos and video from last year’s fun party: Butterfly Celebration 2009. This year they only had one craft, no games and we paid $16 for the two of us to eat store-bought food with a few grapes and strawberries on the side.
What really matters to me is that Gabe had a good time, and he did (as always) – so that’s great! He enjoyed the craft and was very interested in the large butterfly they gave him. Here’s a video of him releasing it:
The butterfly landed nearby after being released, so Gabe was able to see it up close and gently touch it some more. He even posed for a close-up photo for me: