Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spring is in the Air

It's Springtime - Yay! We've been enjoying this beautiful sunshine and the warmer temperatures.

We've been:

* Riding Bikes - Actually, let me rephrase that... the boys have been riding bikes. (Me, notsomuch. Bikes and I don't get along so well. ;) ) Wade bought a trailer for his bike for Drew to ride in.

As you can see, he likes it. :)

* Wearing Shorts - After just one week of wearing shorts, there are 4 skinned knees among my offspring. Good gracious! What are their little knees going to look like by the end of the summer?!?! Boys...

* Raising Butterflies - A while back I bought a butterfly habitat at Target (HERE, apparently it is available online only now) for Clayton. He has been begging me to order the caterpillars. I finally broke down at the beginning of March and ordered them. They arrived on March 19th as teeny tiny itty bitty caterpillars. The company guarantees that you will end up with at least 3 painted lady butterflies. Lucky for us, all 5 of our caterpillars became butterflies. It was so fun to watch them change grow, change into chrysalises, and then emerge as butterflies. Clayton really enjoyed watching the whole process. He would check on them as soon as he got up each morning and several times throughout the day. I would highly recommend it for little ones (it would be a fun birthday gift to give, too).

Yesterday we had a butterfly release in the backyard. Good times...





* Making a Bird Feeder - Today we used the instructions from Family Fun (HERE) to make a bird feeder. It was easy to make and cheap - an old orange juice container, 2 wooden spoons, and some bird seed.

Clayton is pretty excited about his feeder. I hope that he gets to see some birds tomorrow. :)


I hope that y'all are enjoying the beginning of Spring, too. Summer's just around the corner.... Yipee!!!!

4 comments:

Mrs. H said...

I'm so proud. Remember the silk worms? I still chuckel remembering Aunt Ann thinking that the little black eggs were black pepper. I wonder if the squash would have been ...

Holly said...

I love the change in seasons, too!

Look at those poor knees! I know that's what happens with boys, but still ...

That butterfly kit is so neat! I've never heard of that, but my nieces and nephew would love it.

Nice work on getting all 3 guys out of the house riding bikes together. Soon it will be golf and fishing, too. :)

Leslie said...

So cute! Anna knees look just like C's and D's do! She asked me today before nap time..."Where are Clayton and Drew?" So sweet! It's so funny how things pop in their heads at random. Miss you guys!

Hannah said...

Aren't you just loving this weather! What are we going to do when it gets really hot? I love the butterfly habitat. So cool! And the bird feeder is great too. Gotta try that one. Jenna has learned the word knees recently due to the fact that they are always scraped! She used to call her kneees boo-boos!