Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Caterpillars, Chrysalids, & Butterflies....Oh My

Easter Bunny Missy brought our house a live butterfly treehouse. So things around our house have been very exciting the past few weeks. When we arrived home from the beach we found a box of caterpillars in our mailbox.

Day 1

As time went on our caterpillars got bigger and bigger and bigger. I couldn't believe how big they got.

Day 2-10

Once they got very fat they crawled up to the top of the container and hung upside down for a few days until they turned into iridescent chrysalids.

On Monday April 21st Brent and Trenton moved the chrysalids to the butterfly treehouse so they could emerge into their new home.
We all watched and waited.......until today Crew was pointing up at the butterfly treehouse and I was very surprised to find 3 beautiful butterflies. Trenton was at school so when I picked him up I told him we had a surprise at home, he could hardly wait. When we got home another butterfly had emerged. It is pretty amazing to watch their wings dry and change into this bright orange. Can't wait to see what the next few days bring.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Blog Break

Sorry for the long break from blogging. I haven't really had anything to blog about. These past few weeks we've been keeping busy with the start of T-ball for Trenton, enjoying a few sunny days and getting ready for the big birthday month. In May we have 5 birthdays & Mother's Day to keep us busy. Yesterday we went to Desert Aire and then off to Othello for one more April birthday. Turner our Nephew turned 5. It was a super hero party and since Crew thinks all super hero's are AWESOME he loved it. Trenton was just happy to see his boys and play rough. My sister even made each kid their own cape with their initial on them. Aren't they cute! Brent had a meeting in Desert Aire so we made it part of our little trip. Here are a few pics of the past few weeks. Enjoy!

Crew, Tyler and Trenton
Crew in his cape

Turner the Birthday Boy!
Uncle Brent with sweet little Allie

Loving the superman cake! Can you tell?

Trenton hitting a homerun

Crew trying to stay warm at T-Ball
Enjoying a park in Desert Aire

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Birthday Surprise!

My bestest friends Missy and Tia put together a special surprise for me. And boy was I surprised......I thought we were going to Outback but we took a little detour to Applebees. Some of our friends were there waiting to surprise me. It was very fun and a little embarrassing. After our dinner we headed over to the Bennetts for games and dessert. But come on, with all of us girls and a bunch of boys who own their own companies there was no time for games.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Cold & Rainy Spring Break!

I guess we were due for a rainy and cold spring break. It's been years since I can remember us having rain at the beach. I didn't even step foot on the beach this year. Sad I know! Trenton got to use his new scurf board once and that was enough for him. He saved his money all year to get a scurf board like his cousins and he only used it once! We did however manage to have a very good time. We shopped tell we dropped, eat good food, played with our cousins, and enjoyed the pool. I put a slide show of the pics, but you will see that our trip to the beach was spent mostly inside where it was nice and warm.

It's Raining, It's Pouring!