Monday, October 30, 2006
For the first time in several weeks, we had a beautiful day today --full of sunshine and warm air! After picking Olivia up from preschool, we continued our Monday tradition by stopping at the local mission store to look for treasures. We were excited to find some chenille and some pipe cleaners because last week I had promised Olivia that we would make a caterpillar out of a discarded egg carton and we needed the pipe cleaners for our art project.
After about 30 minutes of poking around the shelves and purchasing some stuff that we didn't need but couldn't live without....(ssshhhh...don't tell my dear husband that I bought some more YARN!...I NEED it for the lap robes I'm crocheting for the residents of the nursing home...and besides, it was WAY cheaper at the mission than it would be had I purchased it at StuffMart!...we packed our bags in the van and headed for home.
We decided to spend some time playing outside since it was such a beautiful, sun-shine-y day! Olivia discovered a wooly bear caterpillar.
Perfect! Later on we're making our own caterpillar --so this was a great find for today. Try as I would, I could NOT get Olivia to allow the fuzzy friend to crawl on her hand unless she was wearing a glove. Even after donning the glove, as soon as the fuzzy friend began to crawl around and explore...Olivia screamed and screeched and jumped and shook until the glove flew off and landed in the grass. Poor caterpillar went for the ride of his life! We retrieved our fuzzy friend and placed him in a bush so he could go find shelter before transforming into a tiger moth.
At this point, Olivia decided she was done with the nature lesson and she wanted to work on our art project....so inside we went. Here she is --with her finished creepy crawler fuzzy friend. ...a great afternoon spent with my favorite little person in the world!