Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Kyle was initially upset that Reeve got to hold the Monarch first. So in this first pic Kyle is showing how cool he can be without smiling. This picture was taken after Kyle decided to run around the house to get out some of his agression for not being first.
The Monarch quickly lightened Kyle's mood and proceeded to crawl all over his face, which of course cheered him up. How many people can say they've had a newborn butterfly crawl all over their face?
Tom rides his bike to work, so when he comes home he goes in his Country Jacuzzi! Reeve & Kyle love this, and make him create a whirlpool. Kyle is usually in the center of the vortex, and a couple of times it has dragged him under. They all love it. I haven't warmed up to it quite yet. I still think a solar heated hot shower is more my cup of tea.
Well we knew last night that the Monarchs would soon be emerging from their chrysallises. Their chrysallis becomes super clear and you can acutally see their black & orange wings! It's incredibly beautiful and hard to capture with a 2 pixel digital camera.
Sunday, July 02, 2006
Friday I rode my bike with both boys in the Burley wagon. HEAVY! We went to my friend Brenda's place because the kids wanted to see Brenda's baby calf, chicks, rabbits, and puppy.
I never did get a good picture of the baby calf. The little calf was very shy. The ride there was all downhill. On the way home I made Reeve & Kyle get out of the Burley and we all walked up the very steep hill. We've been told that when they built the road they didn't follow any steepness or grade standards and the hill is actually illegally steep. There's been a few times after a snow that Tom cannot make it up the hill in his car... even after it's been plowed. When that happens he has to go about 7 miles out of his way to come home on the other side of the hill.