Sunday, May 02, 2010

4th Year of Butterflies!

Ah yes, it is springtime again and that can only mean one thing in Western Michigan....our annual outing to the Butterfly Exhibit. While it is true we no longer reside in Michigan, my parents still do, so we paid them a long overdue visit.

Since we attended the exhibit a month later than we normally do, the weather was so terrific this year, we were able to roam around the outdoor sculpture garden and kids play area. The horse was a sculpture inspired by DaVinci's horse drawing. If you see the two little sprouts at the base of the feet, you will get a sense of the horse's size.

As usual, the butterflies were amazing but there was exquisite blue bird in the conservatory and I spent more time looking at the bird than I did the main focus of the exhibit.

The kids are growing up as evidenced by their new found comfort level with the butterflies. No screaming, crying, or running when a butterfly would happen to flit close by. Keenan actually crouched down to study them when they lit on a the feeding station or a flower but, for once, made no effort to touch them. There were no colossal melt downs or freak outs. In short, the kids' behavior made for an especially enjoyable exhibit this year.

This is Keenan's third year seeing the butterflies and Sophia's fourth year, which can only mean one thing..... Gotcha Day is around the corner and I simply can't believe that it has been almost four years since we first met our sweet girl. Time truly does fly.


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