Sunday, March 06, 2011

Joining Up on the "G" Word

Finally, I succumbed to the Groupon mass coupon world! And so glad to have done so as it allowed us to purchase a family membership at a reduced rate for entry to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum for a whole year!
We had Miss Ellie for the day on Saturday and took her there, especially to see her reaction to the live butterflies in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven.
Here you can see Ellie walking with her Grandpa...no she is not totally ambulatory these days, but it is soon coming.
Once she saw the fluttering butterflies, she dropped to her crawling mode and took off! They are quicker, however, than she is so they were safe from her touch and reach. Here is the attempt to get a "group" shot as we left the exhibit - thanks to the mirror by the exit door to see if the little flutterers were hitching a ride out of their haven.
Most of the types of butterflies shown on this chart were spotted. However, no birds were. Surely they have other better places to be than in the city of Chicago in the month of March.
Ellie kept trying to reach for the preserved butterflies behind this glass window.
This museum has more places to explore as Ellie gets a little older. Again, we are loving seeing the world of wonder through the freshness of our Grand-daughter's eyes. We can become young once again ourselves by watching her reactions to life on this earth. It's a pretty wonderful place.

6 comments:

Spirit Bear said...

a butterfly haven! this is very cool; I have to go here. I can't believe they have them year round. Ellie is getting cuter by the day.

The Lindahl News said...

Patricia, you would love this place with all its nature emphasis.
It's right near Lincoln Park.

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Jennifer said...

I love Groupon! Yay, I am happy for all the future adventures to which it will subject you!

Jennifer said...

Yay for Groupon! I am happy for all the future adventures to which it will subject you! (hmm, perhaps that word choice is a bit compromising of the upbeat tone?)