Audrey has been having a lot of fun working with her butterflies this year.Â She wants to be a lepidopterist when she grows up, but she knows so much about Monarchs already.Â She raises other butterflies too, but this year she is focusing just on the Monarch.
She is out most days looking for eggs and caterpillars.Â It is a lot of work feeding all her “pets” and cleaning their cages two or three times a day.Â She enjoys it and rarely complains.Â Adrian and Megan are her students and it is fun watching them try to help her.
It will be interesting to see where this hobby leads her.
Monday: Spent the day with Oma while Mommy drove the others to camp. (See hand drawn pink picture of Oma and me when I am as big as Mark).Â Ate dinner with Oma, Opa and Uncle Phil and his family.
Tuesday: Learned about fish at Nature Nuts.Â “Caught” a Pike “this big”. Played at the playground. Daddy surprised me my taking me to Wings Etc. for lunch! Took a rare nap.Â Beat Daddy at Uno more than once. Started to learn Psalm 117.
Wednesday: Daddy dropped us off at the park.Â After playing we walked two miles home. Painted sun catchers.Â Went to church and played with some friends.
Thursday: Babysitting Audrey’s butterflies this week.Â Enjoyed playing with the newly emerged ones. Washed dishes to surprise Momma.Â Made “tea” with Crispix “cookies” for snack.Â Played with finger paints. Read lots of stories. Had a pizza party with some friends from church. Had a starring role in a mini concert.
Friday: Read stories.Â Finished some needed chores.Â Discovered play dough and played with it for hours.Â Went to library for more good books. Went to store and told to pick anything for dinner, chose curly fries and hamburgers.Â Stayed up late catching fireflies.Â Brought them inside where they all escaped.Â After catching them all, they escaped the second time from a different jar.
Saturday: Bought blueberries.Â Visited Oma and Opa.Â Went to ice cream store for lunch but got caught in major storm.Â Decided to eat lunch at home curled up with books.Â Almost know all of Psalm 117. Everyone came home!
This year me and Mommy are in Mommy Camp. The other kids are at Jr High (Andrea), Juniors (Adrian), Jump Start (Audrey with her friend Casteel) and Sr. High (Mark) at Lake Ann Camp.
We play a lot. We work at clean up the whole entire house. We make dinner. Yesterday we painted and caught fishes. We played outside. Today we are going to play outside. We ate some candy.
Mommy helped me take this picture.Â Mommy put it on the timer.Â I got to focus it. I had to push the button in and then I run to Mommy. Then it took a picture.
Mommy Camp is FUN!
Audrey has been raising Monarchs again this year.Â Two weeks ago she found 13 eggs within a half hour! She only finds a few a day now. Her goal is to raise over 100 healthy Monarchs this summer.