Monday, March 22, 2010

1500 Little Ladybugs

Gigi got the kids a ladybug habitat earlier this year and with the warm spring weather I decided it would be a good time to break it out. There was just one problem... we had no ladybugs. Not to worry, that quickly changed! One quick trip to the nursery on my way home from work and we are now the proud owners of 1500 ladybugs. Yes-- 1500! I tried to buy less, but I couldn't. We took the habitat outside, sprinkled some sugar water on it, opened the container and out they came. The kids thought it was the coolest thing ever-- there were so many & they crawled all over the kids...

Watching the ladybugs crawl into their new home

Soon there was one little ladybug on Dylan and he was
 quite happy about his new found friend

Then a handful crawled on to Savannah

Then a few more little critters found their way 
on to the kids

Before we knew it they were all over! Dylan must of had over 100 ladybugs on him at one point. They were in his hair, all over his back, inside his clothes... EVERYWHERE!! If you can't tell he kind of liked it :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Hiking We Will Go...

Since the weather has been warming up we have been enjoying some good times outdoors. Our most recent favorite outdoor family activity is hiking! There are so many great places in Napa to go hiking and we are just now discovering them-- it only took us about 5 years! This last weekend we hiked up Westwood Hills and enjoyed the warm sunshine...

Savannah, Daddy & Dylan on the way up

Savannah likes to be the leader- go figure!

Enjoying a little snack & the view at the top

Dylan loves playing in the tall grass

This last weekend we discovered a rope swing

Dylan's turn

Home we go...