Monday, May 25, 2009

Sunflowers & Caterpillars

A couple of things I forgot to mention in my “Mondays” post…

My mom planted some sunflowers with the kids a couple of weeks ago. They’ve been having a blast watching them grow & “tricking” them by turning them away from the window & seeing how they grow back toward it.

About 3 months ago I had the opportunity through our homeschool group, to order some caterpillars so that we could “grow” butterflies. It was so cheap I just couldn’t pass it up. Manda especially loves butterflies, but I knew all the kids would enjoy it. Last weekend Ben built us a butterfuly house…just a 1x2 frame with screen. We’ve had the caterpillars for just over 2 weeks now. They’re all in their cocoons now & hanging on the roof of the house. We’re excited to hopefully be able to see at least one of them when it’s coming out of the cocoon.

One other thing I keep forgetting to mention…I’ve been trying to get to the pool in the morning 3 days a week to do laps. It has felt really good to swim again & Ben has noticed a difference in my mood tooJ. Although I hate getting up early…once I’m in the pool I enjoy it…& I like coming home & starting the day at a good time. Lately I’ve been doing 40 laps which originally took me a half hour. This morning I cut 2 minutes off my time…I know it’s nothing to speak of, but it feels good to know that I’m making progress.

1 comment:

Cheri said...

That's great Heidi! Good for you for getting up to swim. I don't know if I would have the will-power to do that. :) That is so fun that you got caterpillars! The kids will forever remember that I am sure.