Monday, April 28, 2014
New Life Abounds
Spring is such a special time of year....it's the time when new life abounds. My kindergarten class had two caterpillars given to us by the pre-k department at our school. They were delivered in two tiny clear plastic cups with lids. After just a couple days, the caterpillars had attached themselves to the underside of the lid and turned into a chrysalis. Of course the kiddos thought this was amazing, and truly...it is! I didn't have a butterfly habitat so I brought a mesh pop-up hamper I had at home and attached the lids to the top so we could keep an eye on them. Well, just a few days later, one of my little girls ran up to me all excited because the butterfly had "hatched"....lol! Here is the sweet little butterfly. Unfortunately, our other one never emerged from it's chrysalis. I don't know why.....it looked like it was going to but never did.
We took this one out today and opened up the bag and it flew out and away.
The kids were so excited as we watched it flutter away into the beautiful blue sky...:)
Yesterday, while visiting my mother-in-law, she pointed out a robin's nest in one of her small citrus trees. I had my phone in my pocket, so I took it out to snap a few pictures. This little mama was not too frightened by my presence. See her there...
This one is better. She let me get closer but after I got about 18 inches away, she flew out of the nest.
I was very careful not to touch anything near the nest. I didn't want to risk her not returning. Look...how sweet are these little eggs.....each of them holding a new little life. Hopefully nothing will harm them before they can hatch.
There's something so precious about a nest full of tiny eggs. Love the brown specks on the pale blue. So pretty...:)
I wanted to share a picture of my Yesterday Today and Tomorrow plant that I showed you Saturday. I just love these two shades of purple.
I hope your Monday was a good one! Mine was....we started our standardized testing today and my kids did great. I am so proud of them. Some of them have come so far this year. I have several kinders already reading...and doing a great job of it! We got to leave just after the kids today, so I got home early and had a little happy mail waiting for me. Check it out.....
Some of you may remember that I received some note cards from Cecilia in the ornament exchange I hosted last year. She's a very talented artist and has an awesome blog, The B Farm as well! You should check it out! Anywho, she knew I fell in love with this painting that was on one of the note cards. She ran across this one when she was moving some things and sent it to me. So sweet! Thanks so much Cecilia! I am so blessed to have so many awesome blog friends who leave me such sweet comments, offer up prayers when I ask for them, and are just great friends! Thanks to each and every one of you....I appreciate you ALL!
Have a wonderful week and enjoy the simple things life has to offer!