Sunday, October 17, 2010

Insect Fair and Pumpkin Patch

Since the boys had football games yesterday, we decided to kill 2 birds with 1 stone today. We celebrated Babe's 10th birthday, and had a field trip related to insects (what were studying in science). I love when things work out like this!

Orion loved all of the creepy crawling live bugs they had, evident by all of his hovering around the hissing cockroaches and scorpions.

Raymond got to hold butterflies, and loved having a sneak peak at what ours will look like soon. And of course we gravitated towards the snakes :)

And Bunny just had a ball looking and touching everything. That's my girl, she's not afraid of anything!
There were so many beautiful butterflies, and moths (who would have thought).

Of course I had to bring a few home, to start our own collection :) and the kids were gifted some praying mantis cocoons from a family friend. What a great science unit this has become for us! First watching caterpillars turn into butterflies, and now we'll be able to watch a different type of insect cocoon.

Of course, there was plenty of time to goof around too! This was after our family race, which tired us all out because of all the hills.

Picking the perfect pumpkins was fun, but man was that a task! Everyone had a different idea of what the perfect pumpkin was, so of course I got to be the deciding factor, because I have plans for them. I have 3 seperate experiments I want to use them for, along with making pumpkin pie and pumpkin seeds from them. It was a great day!

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