Friday, April 29, 2011

Flutterby Butterfly

Something I've wanted to do for a while was to take Chloe to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum to see the Butterfly Exhibit.  It's the one that you can walk through and the butterflies fly all around you.  She loves floaty flittery things, like most babies do, so I thought she'd be interested in this.  It was very cool...there were lots of butterflies, moths, and flowers to look at.  Every minute or so, a mist would blow and the butterflies would flutter into the air, and this was when they were most likely to find there way to a spot on your arm (or tummy, if you're Peanut)!  Chloe seemed to really love watching the butterflies float around.  She went from being mesmorized to giggling, and attempted to touch the butterflies that landed on us (fortunately the butterflies were faster than she was).  It was a small but very fun exhibit! 

On another note, there was a really great exhibit in the museum (Mom friendly; well, Chloe's mom, the history nut, that is) called Written in Bone.  It was a very interesting compilation of forensic investigations into how the real people of Jamestown lived and died.  I'd like to go back...we were reaching maximum capacity and needed an outside walk and nap/bottle before picking Mike up at work.  Such is life in "Adventures with the Peanut!" 

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