Monday, January 9, 2012

The Butterfly Center!

I was really slacking taking pictures over the break for awhile there! Since I'm behind on my blogging I totally forgot some things that happened, like Ella and Addie going to have a baking day with Nana. We are getting caught up this week though!
The day after Christmas we had Hope come babysit and Mike and I took just Addie with us to do our Christmas shopping. We have hit the sale at Banana Republic each year for quite awhile and it has become our tradition and part of our presents for each other. This year we were also looking for a purse for me. It was a big decision, and hard to find something as simple and big as I was hoping for, but eventually we found the perfect one. I am loving it and especially enjoying all the compartments inside! When we got home my family was heading to the movies to see We Bought Zoo and just Ella got to go with them. She felt pretty big! That night we hung out one last time with everyone and said our goodbyes to Mack and Cheryl. It was a great Christmas filled with lots of time with both of our families!
Tuesday, the 27th, we headed to the Cockrell Butterfly Center downtown. They had a fun museum section to walk through first where we saw all kinds of weird insects and then we made our way to the big rain forest area where butterflies were flying around everywhere. It was beautiful and I think Addie especially loved it :-)!
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We were lucky enough to walk up to all the chrysalises right as a new butterfly was emerging. We missed this when we had our own butterflies and it was truly amazing to watch. You can see him right below the 29 with his wings still wrinkled. It was definitely one of the highlights of the day!
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Mike took over the camera to get some pictures of the butterflies as they flew around.
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Look at these two standing exactly the same way :-).
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