It’s the Weekend!

September 16, 2006

It’s beautiful here! The sky is blue and there’s a Fall feeling in the air. I LOVE IT!

My brother Jeff came to visit briefly before he headed on to Louisville to visit his girlfriend, Polly. We met for breakfast at 7:00 this morning–the Durhams, my brother, my mom. Why so early? Because of the Monarch butterfly migration of course!

At 8, we went to Audubon Park for a program about Monarch butterflies and then all of the program participants (including several boys from Jonas’ cub scout pack) tailgated out to the Sloughs (it’s a Henderson…swampy, riverbottom place) to capture and tag butterflies! Besides the fact that it was extremely wet in the sloughs due to all of the rain we’ve had, and the fact that another cub scout dad decided to tell me all about the snakes he’s seen in the sloughs (timber rattles, cottonmouths, water moccasins, etc) and how unusually large they seem, it was fun. Actually, I didn’t actually catch any butterflies, but took delight in watching Jason, Jonas and Jeff chase butterflies with bit butterfly nets. It kinda reminded me of Jonas’ Spongebob Jellyfishing Gameboy game:

Yeah, that’s not so much a good picture.

Anyway, then we came home to get cleaned up and went to Mom’s for a little bit so Jason could mow the lawn and Jeff could get ready to go to Louisville.

Jason and one of our electrically gifted friends (Kendall) are working on running wires and lighting around our new family room. I’m staying out of the way!

2 responses to It’s the Weekend!

  1. First of all…I’m very, very happy that you got to see your brother and had some fun family time. Second of all…how could you go to a butterfly migration without inviting me?????????? Tsk. Tsk. Tsk. Well, I’m glad you enjoyed it anyway! 😉 Sounds like you’ve had a fun, family-filled weekend!

  2. Jenny, I’m sorry! I had no idea it was going to be like that 🙂 I really didn’t.

    They have it every year, so mark your calendar!