Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday snapshot - a perfect day

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In February when my friend Grace invited little Grace and I to Florida,
it took me about 3 seconds to say yes.
Well not quite that fast but it didn't take me long to give her an answer.
I hadn't been to south Florida since I was in college,
and that was a long time ago.

The first day of our visit we went to a place called Butterfly World.
We have nothing like this (at least that I know of) in Wisconsin, so it was a treat.

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(Beautiful Natalie with Grace in the background,
looking at the flowers.)

I have no idea what kind of butterfly this was(below), but he(or she)
seemed to be posing.
Opening and closing his wings, he stayed on the red flower.
At one point there were so many butterflies flying around us it was surreal.
I was afraid almost to move, we didn't want to hurt them.

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Miss Grace.
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We followed paths that wound through out this beautiful place,
surrounded by glorious flowers of all kinds.
We saw ponds, fountains and birds.
The kids ran through a little cave and cooled off in the mist.

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We took a little break and had the 3 of them stand for a few photos.
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Next into another 'room' where big Grace took little Grace and Natalie to look at orchids.
I stayed with Liam while he climbed in the bamboo.
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Later he told me he was pretending he was a fireman in the bamboo.
Liam is every bit as sweet as he is handsome by the way!
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On the way out, it was very warm and sunny,
the kids were walking across a hanging bridge.
They wanted to get to the bug room!
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And the moms stayed back in the shade and took a few more pics of the girls.
It really was a fun day and a great introduction to south Florida!
(Um...and after seeing the bug room, I could have passed on that one. ;)
But the kids loved it and that's what's important.)  
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19 kind words:

China Dreams said...

Such beautiful, vibrant colors! I have to admit that I have been enjoying posts of southern places as winter drags on.


Jboo said...

Beautiful photos -- so lovely and colorful! Those kiddos are simply adorable! I can just about picture Will there too! Have a great Sunday!


Jill Samter Photography said...

Love that place. I went there last year with Lilly when visiting my best friend. Gorgeous shots Gail! Have a blessed SONday!
xoxo Jill

Terri said...

What a great day! Great weather, friends and fun!Love the pictures as always Gail!

Kim said...

Love all the photos..
Sounds like you had sooo much fun...
Love ya

Jodi said...

A perfect day indeed!!! Love all of your floral photos! And the kiddo's are adorable!!!

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Number 6 and no more counting! said...

It looks like "a perfect day" The photos are gorgeous!


Nancy said...

gorgeous images! Just lovely!

Love Letters To China said... really captured such beautiful photos of a fun filled afternoon. Even though the heat was getting a bit of a nuisance for the little ones, we had such an amazing time together.

I absolutely adore the pictures of Liam in the bamboo! He really is a cutie pie. :-)


Merrill said...

Beautiful! And now I know about another thing to do the next time we are in FL. I grew up there, but haven't actually lived there for 20+ years and love to find out new things about my "home."

Eva said...

Popping over from Stephanie's blog. Looks like you all had a beautiful day. Love the vibrant colors. Georgeous.

Football and Fried Rice said...

Looks like a wonderful place to spend the day! I'm glad Grace had little Liam around to make sure she didn't miss her little brother too much :)

Casey said...

The butterfly shot is amazing!! Love them all!

And I hate to say it but Grace is looking so mature!! What a beauty! :)

Sharon Ankerich said...

Oh what a beautiful day~ full of wonder and love! SO happy you all had a GREAT time in Florida!!! LOVE every single image!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so glad you had a fun time on your visit! It looks perfectly lovely. We have a butterfly place in Pennsylvania. It is not nearly as grand as that one though. Bugs creep me out! EEEK! The pictures are fantastic!

dawn said...

Beautiful photos of beautiful kiddies.. We adore Butterfly World.

likeschocolate said...

Great photos! I love the one of the butterfly with the blurred background. Kind of looks like a monet painting.

Wanda said...

Mmmm.....what a perfect day you all had. I love the softness in these pictures.

Oh, I just know the fun you had. So many sites for the kids to enjoy. I know what you mean about so many butterflies flying all around you. It's so magical.

Glad you had such a great time in Florida!!

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