So sorry I've been away from blogging and visiting for awhile. We've been busy with fun and with some not-so-much-fun things lately.
In this post you'll see one of the fun things and one of the not-so-fun:
Last year our grandson Jayden saw a commercial about raising butterflies and he wanted to do it, so my husband sent away for the kit, Jayden was fascinated with the whole process, and he was excited when it was time to set the butterflies free.
This year in school his class was doing the same thing, and when he saw the commercial on TV again it reminded him about it and he told us how the class was raising butterflies and he wanted to do it again at home too.
So Ray sent away for another kit, and each day Jayden would check to see the progress of his butterflies and to feed them.
And after he was satisfied that they had enough to eat, he would leave his finger inside the butterfly house and wait. And sure enough, one of the butterflies would come and land on it...
...and make it's way up along Jayden's finger.
I thought Jayden would become too attached to the butterflies to want to set them free. But when it came time, he was happy and excited to do just that!
When the butterfly door was unzipped I thought the butterflies would be happy to fly right out to freedom, but they needed a little coaxing.
Eventually they all flew off, and Mia & Jayden were all smiles...
...that is until it was time for Mia to leave and go home!
A few days later Jayden spotted this beautiful butterfly in our neighbor's yard:
Jayden also planted some tomato seeds in a little paper cup in school, we put them on the window sill in the kitchen for a few days, and then Ray and Jayden transplanted them into a pot out on the back deck. His teacher told me they are cherry tomatoes, so I am looking forward to using them in salads this Summer!
Okay, now for one of the not-so-fun things ~
We were supposed to go to our niece's graduation party in New Jersey today but Ray fell while bike riding!
He was moving out of the way of on-coming traffic on a very busy road, and he turned into a construction site, drove over a wooden board, and next thing he knew he was airborne! He made a hard landing and is scraped and bruised, and thank goodness he had his helmet on because it is scraped and bruised too. In spite of the helmet he still got a knock on the head.
This is the side of the helmet as it is supposed to look, all nice and smooth, and shiny:
And this is the side of the helmet that made contact with the ground, all scratched and battered now:
He's really feeling sore so I said a two hour drive is not something he should be doing today.
He wouldn't listen to me about going to First Med and getting checked out, but he is willing to stay put so I know he's not feeling well.
Okay, I'll try to be more faithful about posting in the future!
'Hope you are all enjoying a great weekend!
(Also, as you can see, I'm having Blogger issues again! My font size keeps changing, my pictures keep disappearing, and it has taken me over two hours to get this post ready! Grrrrr!)
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