Â The “big kids” are all at camp, so Adrian, Megan and I decided to visit some botanical gardens nearby. I am not sure how many times I have passed the gardens, but only recently realized what they were.
We enjoyed our trip very much. The people we met were super friendly and helpful. They seemed to go out of their way to help the kids enjoy their trip.Â Adrian was excited when he was given a scavenger hunt to do.Â When they completed it, the kids earned a chance to dig through a treasure box full of mini erasers and stickers.
It was a beautiful garden and I look forward to taking the older kids.
Meet Chitter Chatter, a super friendly squirrel-named by Audrey- that visited us at my Mom’s house.
Daddy and I were walking in the front yard and Chitter Chatter ran in front of us. She started up the tree and then came down and watched us for a little bit. I had my camera because Daddy wanted me to try some flower pictures for him.Â Since the squirrel was just sitting there, I tried a picture.
When the camera “clicked” the squirrel started toward me.Â I did not like that at all!Â I backed away and put the camera down.Â The squirrel retreated some and I tried another picture.Â Once again, when the squirrel saw the camera come up and heard the click, she came closer. I put the camera down and she moved away. I held the camera up and she moved in. I would have played some more, but something startled the squirrel and she ran away.
I was telling Mom about the over friendly squirrel and she asked what color it was. I learned that an elderly lady down the street has been feeding the squirrels, and this one was probably hoping for something to eat!
Our neighbors have two barn kittens.Â Â The soft fluffy one is Holly, and the stripped one is Paul, often called “Paully”. Yes, there is a story there, be sure to ask the children about it.
The kittens areÂ friendly and love to be cuddled.Â Paul almost always purrs when held.Â Holly takes a little coaxing, but she purrs for us too.
They are extremely tolerant of Megan, who tries hard to hold them gently. Megan loves to take Paul on drives and he will sit next to her while she borrows the neighbor’s car for a spin around the driveway.
Holly hates joy rides but after playing “Momma and baby” prefers to play hide and seek.Â She discovered if she sits on the fence railing, she can can hide from Megan very nicely!