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Orchid Mania

We visited the Cleveland Botanical Gardens on Friday along with several other homeschooling families. The gardens were having a special orchid event and I had never taken the kids there before. Seemed like a great idea.

The entry was filled with all different kinds of orchids.

  
These ones looked like snake fangs.

Inside the glass house, we were surrounded by butterflies and birds. And also people. Lots of people. I expected the gardens to be fairly empty at 1:00 on a Friday afternoon. It was not-it was bustling and a bit difficult to stand out of the way long enough to really watch the animals.

   
    
 As we moved into the desert area, space opened up. I really enjoyed seeing the spiny plants and desert animals. This part was a big winner with the kids too. The chameleons, tortoises and hedgehogs were highlights.


  

    

  
Overall, we really liked it there and are planning to go back when the weather warms up enough to go outside as well.

Foam Flower Garland

Ever since Christmas, we have been working on adding decorations to the house. We started with snowflakes hanging from the ceiling and stuck on the windows. In February, we replaced many of the snowflakes with hearts and I crocheted a heart wreath. At this point, I am sick of winter and I want the snowflakes to get boxed up until next year.

When my daughter and I were out shopping, I saw these foam stickers that screamed spring at me. I couldn’t resist and bought two bags 🙂

Over a few days, we have combined the stickers to make birds, butterflies, and flowers. They will get turned into a garland for the house.