Monday, July 23, 2007

The Butterfly Pavilion

Since I've recently sworn off taking both kids to the pool....or really just taking Jack and having to chase him around....we're on an endless quest to find fun indoors this late summer. While Blake worked on the fence last weekend, the boys and I ventured out to The Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, CO. Carter showed us around because he had already visited on a field trip in Kindergarten. It's a cool place for kids.

I know some of you think I'm crazy because we don't stay home more often. But, that is actually very hard for me. I have a ton of mom friends who are more than content being at home all day and are quite good at it. I'm not at all good at it!!! We get bored too easily, I suppose, and feel the itch to get moving. It's not an inexpensive habit, so we keep our eyes open for discounts and fun things to do at a reasonable cost.

Here is Carter holding "Rosie" the tarantula. He tried to talk me into doing it. No thanks!

Checking out earth worms and such.

Jack in the interactive play area.

Both boys figuring things out together.

These creepy and animated features were throughout the exhibit.

Out in the Tropical Conservatory where they house over 1,000 butterflies at any given time.

Carter trying to entice one to land on him. They were everywhere!

Waiting for the babies to hatch from their cocoons.

There's a water exhibit, too, with star fish and horse shoe crabs to touch.

Who doesn't love a friendly cockroach race? Carter's came in 2nd place.

Meeting one of the bearded lizards.

And, finally, working on a craft.

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