Monday, May 26, 2008

Leu Gardens with the kids

Leu Gardens is open to the public free on Monday mornings. This morning it was in the 70's, so we loaded up the kids and took them to look at some plants and flowers. The cactus was a big hit. Everyone took turns touching on the non-ouchie part.
We were glad to have Grandma with us since she knows her way around the park very well.
The kids were practicing flying like butterflies over towards the butterfly garden.
Megan was in heaven watching all the butterflies flying around.
After the butterfly garden, we checked out the rose garden. Often times, this part of the garden is reserved for weddings. We enjoyed looking and sniffing many different types of roses.

We tried to get a good shot of the crew, but I can't ever seem to get them all to smile at the same time.
Joshua really liked the big flower clock. There was a large grassy lawn that the kids ran around on for a while.
Down by the lakefront, we looked and looked for turtles, but didn't see any.

After we got back to the house, Grandpa informed us that he decided to spray pest control stuff on the lawn, meaning that the kids couldn't play out on the grass until tomorrow. It seems like we had discussed yesterday that we would be playing with some water toys in the yard and grilling out for Memorial Day afternoon, but it must have slipped his mind. So, now everyone is napping and we are wondering what to do later today since playing outside on the lawn is no longer an option. Maybe we'll walk down to the park, but it was looking pretty crowded when we went by it just a little while ago. Whatever we do, I'm sure it will be great.

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