Saturday at Botanica


Happy Tuesday, dear readers.  Does it feel like spring yet?  Here it is cool, but sunny.  We have yet to see any big Kansas spring storms.  Mr. B was in Washington, DC this past weekend, so the girls and I were left to entertain ourselves.  We had a big play date Friday night with some school friends, and Sunday, we went to church, then came home and listened to all of A Series of Unfortunate Events 2: The Reptile Room on CD, as we played.

Saturday, however, we met my sister and nieces at Botanica, the botanical gardens here in town.  Every spring, they have a Saturday event called Tulips, Fairies, and Friends.  There are different activities throughout the festival.  They also host a fairy house contest, and we were in love with the entries we saw on display.  (Maybe next year...)  In the visitors' center, representatives from Tanganyika Wildlife Park, a local zoo, were on hand with animals to pet, including a tortoise (named Benjamin!), a bearded dragon, and a ferret.  The girls also got to find out their fairy names.  (Big Sis was Blackberry Twinkle, Little Sis was Holly Featherfoot.)  In the children's garden, the three oldest girls made little fairy gardens out of cut 2-liter bottles.  They scooped in the soil, mixed in some grass and wildflower seeds, then decorated their gardens with stones, moss, and raffia.













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  1. ooooooooh i loved these pix!!!! what fun! you have the coolest outings always! love the fairy names, and LOVE your coronet braids, i've been re-reading the high school yrs Betsy-Tacy books and Tacy wears her hair that way!

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    1. I still need to finish the second Betsy-Tacy book! I'm very far behind. My hair is way too long now. I can hardly do anything with it, and it looks gross when it's down and straight. My mother has always been my hairdresser, and she should be coming to town this month.

      I'm taking Little Sis back to Botanica this Saturday for a Daisy Scout trip, and as of today, I've been recruited to join Big Sis's class at school on their Botanica field trip on the 17th! This is the month of Botanica!

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  2. I loved the pictures too! And the fairy names!Great that you 're listening to the Lemony Snicket books.. I'm currently reading the tenth one!

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    1. Sadly, we started book 3 on audio, just to discover that disc one is too scratched up to play! So bummed. I wish I could find the chart they used to determine fairy names. I would definitely link to it! I didn't get a chance to discover mine.

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  3. What a great place. I can't wait till I (I mean we) can have a fairy garden.

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    1. Haha! So we have a big fairy house in the backyard. Er, we had a big fairy house in the backyard. You see, Mr. B got the fireplace working this winter. Guess what he raided for kindling...

      He does say that he plans on making a much bigger fairy house this summer, one big enough for both girls to sit in. ;)

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  4. What a fun event!!! :) Love your girls fairy names! :)

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    1. Botanica has added lots of fun events since the new children's garden opened. It's a pretty magical place! :)

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  5. Love these pictures. It makes me want to make fairy houses in our garden. Thinking that might have to be a project to attempt.

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    1. It would be cool to make a small, ornate one like these! I love the furniture. We make a big one with sticks and rocks and pine cones, etc., every year. We managed to keep the same one for two summers in a row, until my husband dismantled it for the fireplace this year. ;)

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