Tuesday, May 18, 2010
|If you look in the very center of the picture, you can see there is a butterfly with its wings folded up, allowing it to blend in with the tree bark.|
|This is what the same butterfly/moth looked like with its wings unfolded. I've been trying to identify the species and it seems to be an Admiral butterfly. There were a lot of these flying around and one actually landed on the front of my sweatshirt.|
|Vicki checking out the swans, geese and ducks from one of the many bridges around the ponds.|
|The babies were adorable yellow puffs. I'm pretty sure the white birds are Tundra swans but I've been unable to conclusively identify the gray and white birds.|
|One of the gray birds out of the water. Anyone know what it is?|
|Making scary flashlight faces is a camping requirement.|
|Looking for tadpoles. Cousin Zachary came to visit one day (after going out fishing with Daddy).|
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010
We took a field trip to Crystal Caves with our local homeschool group. I made the mistake of telling the kids we would pack a picnic lunch to eat there. Georgie decided he needed his backpack to carry his lunch like he used to when he went to school. Not a problem, I actually even knew where his backpack was. Vicki decided she needed her Dora backpack. After searching the dress-up box (where most of the backpacks, purses, etc. wind up), the toy cabinets and the hooks where the rest of the tote bags are kept I suddenly realized.....Vicki doesn't have a Dora backpack. I managed to convince her to use the backpack that came with one of her baby dolls instead, which of course meant a baby doll had to come along.