Monday, December 21, 2009

Monarch Butterflies

We raised 2 of these beautiful monarchs, I thought they weren't going to make it as they stayed in their chrysalis much longer than I had read they would.
Here is when one had just made it's chrysalis, and the other was hanging in a "j" getting ready.
They have spun a sticky silk on the top of the enclosure to get ready to make their chrysalises.
A very hungry caterpillar. They ate the entire $10 milkweed plant, I actually drove to Athena's school to get more milkweed the Friday after Thanksgiving, but then by the weekend they were done eating and on to their next stage.

This was such a special thing to do with the kids. Athena was SUPER into it. We can't wait to do it again.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Tree time

Time to bust out the lights and tacky decorations. I have most of my shopping done for the kids. Just a few more things on my list. We were racing the rain in the photos. Don't want to bring a dripping tree in the house. Wish us luck, here we go.
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Pancake perfection

These were so good. That is all I have to say.

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