Another week done! Another week full of painting my friend's house. A week of vacation for my husband. Another week filled with critters, busyness, and even some fun!
Keira and I attended a butterfly release at a local conservancy that was pretty cool. When we left, this adult swallowtail caterpillar came home with us. A little girl had found him and gave him to us to raise. Yay! I'm so excited!
Monday evening rolled around (after a day full of painting) and I realized I hadn't photographed anything yet. So I walked around outside and noticed the sunlight on our hibiscus bush.
Doug and I spent the day together. We visited Living Treasures so I could finally see the baby leopards. Then we went for a bike ride and out to lunch. It was such a nice day.
Late Tuesday night I noticed our caterpillar making this harness. His head was moving back and forth like he was sewing. It was pretty cool. I read up on it and this is his way of getting ready to pupate. I was hoping to see him form his chrysalis but he was sneaky and did it while I was out of the house Thursday morning - after hanging like this for about 36 hours.
My friend, Laura, who I've been helping paint, has two adorable kids, Jason and Liza. I took them for a couple hours Thursday afternoon so the carpet cleaners could come to their new home. Turns out they arrived early and were already done by the time I got there. But I took the kids anyway. We went to a park that was new to them and had a blast. In these photos Jason is being a pirate and Liza is taking a break from playing. When I dropped them off, both kids hugged me and Jason said, "Bye, Kim! See you the next time you come get us to take us to the park!" Oh boy, I think I'm in trouble. :)
My husband knows how much I love critters, so when he saw this stick bug, he knew I'd want to take a picture or two (hundred) of it. :)
Nick and I went to a Monarch butterfly tagging program this afternoon and can you believe I didn't even take one picture?! Instead I took this of one of our last sunflowers.