Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Boat Ride

We got back from camping and invited to spend Sunday afternoon with members of our church on their boat.  It was a beautiful day!  

Timothy loved that he could drive the boat with Bob (aka grandpa to every child in our church).  :)


Having a snack...


and daddy finishing it.  He had so much fun walking around and looking for fish off all sides of the boat.


We pulled in the marina for supper and then went back out.  The lake was soooo calm and looked like glass.


Enough pictures mom...


I need to drive!


Where there are rocks, my son will be...


Thanks again Bob and Bev!


Camping in the Hills

Ahhh, 3 nights of camping, just what this family needed!

Warning, this post is lots of pictures!


This is right before he dropped his pole in the water...
(thankfully, daddy fished it out)


Of course, we had to throw some rocks...


And build some campfires...


Daddy got some fly fishing in and even caught a few (little) fish.  :)


Cousin time!
The boys made up some ridiculously cute games :) 


"Run away!"


And we took a side trip on the 1880 train out of Hill City...so much fun!





One last campfire, with marshmallows!



Monday, August 25, 2014

Grandma Alert

Here is a special post for those grandma types that check here often  :)

"Stop taking pictures, mom, I am trying to read."


Fun in daddy's tent



Silly faces!




We caught 3 more caterpillars...all parties are very interested...


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Butterfly Report

If you recall, from the last post, we started with 7 cocoons.

1 and 2 didn't make it out of a gatorade bottle and died.  Oops.

Number 3 was pictured in the last post.

Here is Number 4:


Here is Number 5:  (CRAWLY!)


Here is Number 6:  (STRIPEY!)


5 and 6 were the two that we had on our dill in the yard.  1-4 and 7 are from a lady at church.  Number 7 is still cooking in his/her cocoon.  We go camping soon, so hopefully he/she decides to hatch soon!  Timothy and I looked up Black Swallowtail Butterflies and learned some more about them.  They love dill and parsley (all these were on the dill) and you can tell what gender they are by how much blue is on their tail.  So look at the last picture above; do you see how little blue there is?  It is because Stripey (#6) is a boy.  The rest of them are girls.  Now you learned your one thing for the day.  :)

As soon as #7 hatches, we'll have one last update!

UPDATE:  Number 7 hatched on Sunday and was a boy!  However, he was anxious to get on his way and as soon as we got him on the flower, he zoomed off, between rain drops.  So no picture, but all of our babies are gone.  :)