Sunday, March 29, 2009

Flutterby




We took the kids downtown yesterday to see an exhibit in the Natural History Museum. I was so proud of Jeremy for braving the crowds down there on a Saturday, and it was even a busy Saturday because of the Cherry Blossom Festival, however it was not as bad as it could've been due to the soggy weather. Our attraction was the butterfly garden that they had set up to walk through. I've never been to one of these before and it was truly magnificent to see hundreds of butterflies flitting around you and landing on a sea of colored blossoms. Had we not had the kids I could've stayed in there for hours, as it was, Cameron was scared to death that one would land on him while Gavin was trying to grab those poor little butterflies. With the crowd control involved, it was impossible to get the pictures I wanted, but it was still a neat experience. The kids enjoyed the dinosaurs more and the highlight of the trip for them both? The metro. Next time we may just sit and ride all day long, that would be an adventure for them. It doesn't take much to make them happy, I tell ya.

5 comments:

Monica said...

okay that is so weird. We were there too!!! I couldn't believe how crowded it was down in DC on Saturday! It was fun but there were people EVERYWHERE we turned!! Too bad we didn't run into you guys!

Tami said...

That is my favorite museum and I too just love the butterfly exhibit. I can't count the times I have been there. It is free on Tuesdays... I love your pictures.

Gina said...

We're heading to DC tonight- we'll have to stop in. Cute pics. :)

Alex said...

Oh, we love the butterfly garden! You got some cute pictures too, love the one w/ the butterfly & Mason.

CBoyle said...

Hi Erika! You've inspired me to make the one hour trip to Branson, Missouri where they have a butterfly jungle thingy! By the way, we are having another little boy in June. I'll send you an announcement. Love ya! Crystal