Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Butterfly Pavilion

Last Friday a friend called and asked if my kids and I would like to join her and her kids on an outing to the Desert Botanical Garden that afternoon. The motivator for the trip was that it was free admission day. Got to love saving a little money while having fun.

We decided to surprise the kids and signed them all out of school early and headed up to the gardens. Audrey came out of her class worried that something was wrong because we never sign our kids out of school. Luckily it was a fun surprise!

One of the things we were most excited about seeing at the garden was the Butterfly Pavilion. Hundreds of butterflies are enclosed in a large greenhouse structure that we got to go in. The girls were excited that butterflies landed on them. We all went a little crazy taking pictures of the butterflies.

The butterflies were all so beautiful. Their vibrant colors are amazing. We spent most of our trip to the botanical gardens enjoying the butterfly exhibit.

It was a perfect way to spend a Friday afternoon. It seems that we are so busy now with many activities for our kids that we don't go on as many field trips like this like we used to do when the kids were younger. I want to make more of an effort for outings where we get to explore interesting places around town.

Layout Supplies /// The Story Kit /// Life Documented Kit /// Washi Tape from Bella Blvd


  1. Such a great idea and love the layout you made. So pretty!

  2. this turned out BEAUTIFUL! How fun that you took the kids out of school to play! :)

  3. How fun that you surprised the kiddos. What a fab layout too!

  4. Love love love love this!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the photos and the block design!! Sounds like you all had a great day!!!

  5. What a great way to surprise the kids, and what a great experience for them. Well documented. I love the way you used the kit for this, especially the PP around the photos!

  6. how fun and what a fabulous surprise! love the grid of photos!



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