Sunday, September 28, 2008

Football fans

This one is for Uncle Jourdan! The boys wore their Redskins gear to church this morning. I hope they win this week! We did all we could:)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sunday night stroll

Just a few new photos of the boys. We went for a walk to the park last Sunday night. We stopped and got ice cream on the way home. Mmmmm!!

Ethan's expression is priceless!

"This is my eagle. His name is .  .  . Eagle."

Franken-penguin! (Earon, for some reason I thought of you)

Goggles fall under "cool attire" when one is 3!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Science Project

A couple of weeks ago Earon found a monarch caterpillar for Ethan to watch. It was our science experiment:) It was pretty neat, especially once we found a home for it other than the kitchen counter. It was not pleasant to cook with a green thing squiggling in a jar just a couple of inches away! Anyway, in a surprising short time it spun its cocoon. It never did anything while we were watching. I guess it is like watching anything grow; you can't actually SEE movement while you are watching, but leave for an hour and come back and you can measure a difference. One day we noticed the caterpillar hanging by its tail. We went out to run errands or take a walk or something and when we returned, there was no more caterpillar, only a smooth, beautiful, green cocoon. It had these fantastic gold sparkles on it, too. They would catch the light and glitter in an amazing way. The butterfly came out in similar manner. We noticed a change in the color of the cocoon and we went for a walk, when we came back, there was the butterfly!! Watching the hand of God in the minute loveliness of nature is an awesome thing. So, that was our science experiment:) 

Ethan and the jar as the butterfly is strengthening its wings

There it is!

Outside, stretching and strengthening its wings

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Balloon Festival

A week and a half ago we went to a hot air balloon festival. It was fascinating to watch those giant bubbles of brilliant color float up into the sky around us.  They just slowly drift heavenward with no sound or sudden movement. It was quite delightful.