Bowling for Mommy’s B-day

We have a summer bowling pass and get to bowl for free (plus shoe cost) once a week all summer. I am not really into bowling that much. I like to use the ramp but Mommy was trying to encourage me to bowl with out it.

She tried showing me how to put my fingers in the ball.


I did kind of okay with that way.


I was lucky to hit the pins. Even with the bumpers up I still managed to get a few gutter balls.


I did manage to get a lot of pins down and even a strike once!



I gave up and wanted to use the ramp. I was getting tired so Mommy said okay.





Then we tried “granny bowling”. I think I liked this best of all but the ball barely rolled! I couldn’t push it hard enough.


EXHAUSTED! Two games of bowling is a LOT for a 4 year old!


Good-bye Butterflies, Hello Tadpoles!

Today was my final Homeschool Science class. We met at Marshall Street Park for some fun in the river! While I was waiting for my friends to show up I caught this really neat bug. I found out it is called an assassin bug.


Once everyone got there we headed down to the river to see what we could catch.


I was not shy at all about going in the the river. For as much fear and anxiety as I have in my life Mommy was surprised that I just went right in!


I had a really hard time catching anything other than moss and sticks.


Mommy walked in for a bit and helped me catch a few tadpoles and then I was off with my friends to catch them on my own!


I caught three. I am so super at catching things in the water.


Mommy had brought along a huge empty contained for me to collect things in. She KNEW I would want to keep tadpoles to watch their lifecycle.


We were in the river for about 45 minutes. It was dirty and gross! I only fell in about 5 times. I was soaked from mid chest down.


When we got home I took a VERY good bath while Mommy and Daddy set up the tank for the tadpoles. I need to add a ledge for when they get a bit bigger and are frogs.


You may have to click on the photo to make it bigger bit there are two tadpoles right along the top edge of the tank (kind of on the bluish line).


Butterfly Release

Now that my butterflies have all hatched it is time to say good-bye and let them go back to their natural habitat.

They were VERY pretty.


I ended up with all three hatching! Amazing



We opted for a morning release since there was still dew for the butterflies to drink in the yard.


I was super careful opening the cage. No tears this time around.


One took off instantly but the others wanted to hang around for a bit.


I had to put my hand in the cage to help them along.


Mommy snapped a few more pictures.


Suddenly, I had one on my hand and Mommy managed to get a picture of it! HOW AWESOME! I love the shadow the wings are casting on my hand.


Good-bye butterflies! I will miss you!

Butterfly Update

This morning Mommy noticed that my chrysalis were BLACK. Well, they were actually transparent. By the time I got home from a friend’s birthday party two of them had hatched!!!

Here is the littlest one next to the existing chrysalis that has yet to hatch.


The empty chrysalis.


This one just emerged.


They still can’t fly until their wings are dry. We put some sugar water in the cage and later today when they are dry they will go have a drink.


Noah’s Ark Farm for my friends birthday

Today I got to go to Noah’s Ark Farm for my friend’s, Melanie, birthday party. I love my cowboy hat and I really enjoyed finding feathers. By the end of the day I had about 20 feathers… Mommy only let me bring home three.


We all listened and learned the rules of the farm.


The goats and sheep were really cool, except I kept stepping in goat poop. “But I really don’t mind about it”.


Grooming the goat. I was actually pretty interested in their poop. It was all over the ground. Then Farmer Ben said they poop every 10 minutes! No kidding! I followed a goat around for about 9 minutes and it finally pooped. I squatted down behind it and watched. I was amazing with the little pellets. I wanted to know how the goats butt knew to make them all the same size and shape. Goats are neat!


This is a “fainting goat”. If it gets scared it has a type of seizure and passes out. Kinda neat but sad at the same time.


This is Petunia the pot bellied pig. Boy was she HUGE!


Watching the pig scarf down a huge serving of food! No wonder they call her a PIG!


We all lined up and waited to hold the baby chickens.


Mommy volunteered to be the “helper” and got to hold and pass around the chickens. She doesn’t mind the animals or the germs. Some of the mommies wanted NOTHING to do with touching the animals.



After a few minutes I got bored and wandered around to see what else I could find. I soon came back over holding a walking stick. I asked Mommy to hold it for a bit. I think Mommy must really love me to tolerate a bug crawling up her arm!


What a neat bug and I didn’t even ask to bring it home!


But I did want to bring home this tortoise.


Awwwww man. Why not Mommy? (note the feather collection in my pocket is growing)


I liked chasing the chickens… well not chasing… i was trying to pick them up… I eventually caught one. I was shocked how heavy they were.


Once the chickens were put away, the ducks and geese came out. They were much easier to catch up with but were VERY heavy for me.


I did get to take a sneak peak at a duck paying on some eggs in the coop that were HATCHING! How cool!


Waiting patiently with all my girlfriends. What’s up next for us to see?


RABBITS! Mommy, I don’t think I want a rabbit… this one pooped on me!


Waiting not-so-patiently for the pony rides.


I think this was my favorite part of the day!


Hey Mommy, I want a pony!


One last ride on the other pony. Mommy I don’t want a pony. Ponies pee too much.


I got all the kids involved in my science game. We were putting rocks between the roots of the tree to block the alligator from attacking us. (pretend… honest).


We wrapped up with a super fun hayride!



A quick hand wash and then CAKE! MMMMMmmmmmm!


I had such a fun time at Melanie’s party! 🙂 I am actually coming to Noah’s Ark Farm for a week of summer camp over my birthday in a few weeks. I am so excited.