We were excited to find another Black Swallowtail Butterfly caterpillar munching on our parsley a few weeks ago and promptly brought it inside. One morning last week I woke to find the chrysalis looking like this. I had time just to wake Andrew up and run downstairs before the butterfly broke loose.
It took quite awhile for the butterfly to unfold his wings. I was quite nervous for him, but after about 15 minutes or so he was good to go!
Andrew let him fly away. Isn't he beautiful!!!!
Our mornings of school look like this. Mostly the children work in Michael's office but if they are working with me one on one or we are doing history then they sit here.
I was informed last week that I had "won a chicken dinner" from a drawing I signed up for at the County Fair. It turned out to be a demonstration of waterless cookware.
The kids enjoyed the dinner and it turned into a very good learning opportunity for all concerned.
I got Emily's wedding invitations addressed last week. They looked so pretty with white ink on brown envelopes.
Rachel and her friend played "house" last week with real babies. They did such a good job of babysitting and the two babies had fun!
The real country is just a hop, skip, and a jump from where we live. We ventured out to a picnic reunion for Michael's Leadership Hendricks County group on Saturday.
On Sunday we enjoyed Middle Eastern food to go along with our studies of the Ancient Near East. It was a delicious and fun lunch!
Then we took a little walk in the nearby park. It really is beginning to feel like Fall.
Monday evening we went out shopping for Rachel's junior bridesmaid dress for Emily's wedding. This rainbow brightened the sky the whole drive to the mall.