Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Ballet!

At the beginning of May I got to go with Abi and the girl scouts to see the ballet Sleeping Beauty. It was a fun experience. We were in really great seats, front row of the mezanine (I think that is what it was called). I took a few pictures of the girls that rode with me before the show started.

Then as they started they asked us not to take any pictures (flash or not) while the ballet was going so not to distract the dancers. I was a little bummed because the first picture without flash turned out pretty good.

So I didn't get any pictures of the ballet, but afterwards they did a behind the scenes with a couple people. They showed the kids how they used the fog machine, and I took a few pictures at that time.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Wooly Bear Caterpillar

Back in October Abi and Lauren found a caterpillar and wanted it to turn into a butterfly. I looked it up on the internet and found out that it was a wooly bear caterpillar and would turn into a moth. There were directions on how to help it survive.

We were to put a stick in the jar and fresh grass everyday until the caterpillar came down and hibernated. Then we were supposed to remove the grass and put the jar outside in a safe spot until winter was over and the grass started to turn green. I waited too long and when we went to check it had already spun its cocoon. It was supposed to come out in 10 days.

Yesterday morning I commented to David that I thought it must be dead because it had been more than the 10 days it was supposed to be, but then after church the moth was there. We called the friends that were with us the day we found it and they came over to release it. It wouldn't fly right away (I thought that was because it was hungry from not eating before making the cocoon), but we left it on a leaf and it was gone by morning. A very neat learning experience for my girls!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Reagan is 2!

Yesterday was Reagan's 2nd Birthday! We had a few friends over to celebrate with us. I made an Elmo cake.

We played pin the nose on Elmo.

Reagan with the cake.

Opening presents:

Reagan was very cute. As we started to sing she looked like she was going to cry. Here is a little video.