"In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace
that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding." Ephesians 1:7-8

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Beautiful Butterflies

We enjoyed the reprieve from the heat on Thursday with a trip to the botanical 
garden in town, just me and the boys. We had a leisurely and delightful time! 

There is a butterfly exhibit that was wonderful. I just wish Ethan was not so scared of all outside creatures. He was terrified of bumblebees, wasps, dragon flies and the butterflies. 
 Pretty understandable considering his experience being attacked by hornets, 
but so sad for him to be so scared. He spent most of the time holding tightly to my arm. 
But check it out, he did break away for a bit to climb a tree! This was huge!

It was so nice to not be in a rush and to have no agenda. 
We just explored and went down any path that they wanted. 

 There was a wonderful and very old mulberry tree that they allow kids to climb. 
Other bystanders were a little surprised that the boys climbed so high and that I let them. 
This is one area I just let them go. They are usually quite cautious and good climbers so 
I let them get it out of their system. 
Here is our self-portrait!