Strap on your seatbelts.
We are about to fly through 3 months.
There will be pictures and short blurbs.
Likely out of order at times.
|2nd and 4th grade. First day of school.|
This is probably the most handsome day of school.
Otherwise they don't do their hair unless I make them or do it for them.
|This is his 2nd year of preschool. Next year it'll be kindergarten!|
Tate was studying monarch caterpillars/butterflies for awhile. He really wanted to find one - mostly because the teacher offered some sort of point incentive for a prize (or something). So, we headed out one Friday night to a park. And him and I went looking for milkweed. Less than 5 minutes into our search and we found a good sized monarch caterpillar chilling on some milkweed. We looked another 40 minutes and didn't find another. And we also looked for the next several weeks and never found another.
Can I just say that I do not recollect really ever watching the process of a monarch butterfly before?
I really intended to do a blog post about it.....but here it is amongst a variety of other things.
And yes, this creature is getting more press time than my 3 darling boys.
|Well, it comes time for this guy to start thinking about coming out and a weekend hits.|
I offer to bring him home that way in case he emerged on Friday night and then he didn't have to sit in this small container for the rest of the weekend as a butterfly. Look at that chrysalis! It had gold flecks around the top! And the green was amazing. It was already starting to get a little transparent at this point.
|And this was how we left it on Saturday morning before we headed out of town for a wedding.|
He emerged at some point during the day. A little bummed that we missed it.
|Kenny came for a short visit one weekend. Heath was pretty happy about that. And so were the rest of us.|
|Landon played soccer again this past fall. He did well. He still declares this to be his favorite sport.|
|We were Lego Ninjago for Halloween (costumes courtesy of Aunt Jaime and Uncle Ben.)|