Tulips, Fairies and Forts at Botanica
Well, I've covered most of the books we've read lately, and I don't have many links to share, so here are some pictures of our trip to Botanica! We attended Week 2 of the Tulips, Fairies & Forts event (formerly Tulips, Fairies & Friends) at our botanical gardens last weekend. It was an opportunity to play dress-up, smell the flowers, build a fort or two...
|Our arrival at Botanica. A volunteer was stationed there to take pictures.|
|Fairy house contest entries. I love the peacock feather house! Next year, we may try our hand at this ourselves.|
|Botanica is the proud recipient of the old Allan Herschell Company-designed carousel from Wichita's defunct Joyland Amusement Park. As it's being restored, some of the freshly painted horses have been put on display in the main lobby.|
|The Bug Lady was on hand with lots of specimens. I liked the huge tarantulas. Big Sis pet a Mexican hissing cockroach.|
|I want a weeping crabapple.|
|There was a fairy garden scavenger hunt. We found most of the little fairies, hidden near trees.|
|The "fort" aspect of the event was especially cool.|
|Little Sis built her own fort out of wooden blocks. Big Sis played a game of Jenga.|
Tomorrow, Big Sis will go to her dance class and a birthday party. I'm taking Little Sis to Hutchinson, KS, to see The Last Unicorn. I still remember seeing it in a mall theater with my parents, when I was in kindergarten. Little Sis is actually older than I was when it came out! It's a stop on The Last Unicorn Tour. Peter S. Beagle will be signing posters and copies of the original book, and there will be merchandise, a Q&A, stuff like that. My nerdy little kid-like self is very excited.
I hope you have a pleasant weekend, and I hope to have more books and stuff to share next week!
Merry Weekend! Happy Reading!
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