2010-06-01

WW: Beholding Beautiful Butterflies

Last Thursday my friend Michele and I met up at the Butterfly Place with our toddler set in tow.

if you are wondering this is a moth - and no that is not a camera trick - from wing to wing it was about as long as a football - fortunately it did not move just hung out there.  I don't know how i would have handled that thing buzzing past my head!!!

If you are wondering what a "Butterfly Place" is, its a place that has lots of butterflies :) Seriously...a BIG closed off room with more butterflies than you can imagine, so many that it isn't uncommon to see one land on a head (or more hilariously a bum).



The boys loved it, even if Jack was a little scared of them touching him.



And despite Tommy telling everyone not to worry they won't sting, he was still a little jumpy when they buzzed him.









Really it was a great day out, and Tommy and Annika had fun playing together and feeding each other cheetos.  (really it was cute - they shared one of the little bags I brought)

Thanks Michele for meeting up with us there - we will definitely have to do this again!! (or as you said find a nice big park where the kids can just play tag together since that's what they really seemed to enjoy the most LOL)



disclaimer: do you know how hard it is to get little boys to actually look at the camera when they are surrounded by really cool bugs?!

26 comments:

  1. We have gone to these butterfly houses before and they are so neat.

    You got some great pictures. That first one of the moth is incredible.

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  2. That moth was really THAT big? Wow. Unbelievable! Great shots and yes, places like this are the best!!

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  3. Beautiful shots! That looks like a lot of fun. My daughter would love to visit a butterfly house, I will have to check into it.

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  4. I love this! Especially the last picture. So cute!

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  5. beautiful!!! went to the butterfly exhibit at wild animal park and EC was a little freaked to when they landed on his head. hehe. So much fun!

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  6. they are all gorgeous especially the last one he's too cute

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  7. What a fun place! My girl would surely love it there. She told me now that she wants to be a butterfly when she grows up (used to be she wanted to be a flower)!

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  8. I love places like this. That blue butterfly is beautiful.

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  9. We have a few places like that around here and I just love them!!!!!

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  10. Oh wow! That place makes for some BEAUTIFUL pictures!

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  11. Super neat pictures! That first one is amazing!

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  12. Wow! Breathtaking!

    This is my first time here... I love it. I'm now a new follower. Come follow me back when you get a chance? Hugs, Traci

    http://www.ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com

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  13. Beautiful pictures Liz! Okay and I have been so out of it with traveling and what not, I just realized you are expecting! How exciting! I hope you are feeling well.

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  14. Looks like a blast! I can just see #3 stepping on something and ruining it for everyone, but maybe one day, when he's no longer obsessed with, "kiwing buuuugs"?!

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  15. What great pics! I especially like the last one...now THAT'S one special butterfly! ;-)

    Glad you had such a fun day.

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  16. Fun! I can't believe you were practically in my back yard and I missed you. I'm glad you had a good time! I haven't been since they reopened it, but heard it's even better this year.

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  17. I LOVE butterflies!!

    Wow, that first one is HUGE!

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  18. Those butterflie pictures are amazing. YOur boys are getting so big. Wow. Sorry I have not been around to comment lately. crazy.
    Hope you are doing well.

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