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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