Saturday, March 24, 2012

Celebrating Spring & My Birthday

First of all, I have to show you what my best friend, E, got me for my birthday... It arrived early, so I got it about a week and a half ago...




The caterpillars were quite active, at first. They squirmed around, ate their food, and scaled the walls of their little cup environment. Jimmy Boo was extremely interested in them. Beckham paid them no heed whatsoever.


Can't stop watching the caterpillars
After a while, the activity in the cup slowed, then nearly stopped. Although I could tell something important was going on...



The caterpillars were pupating. You can see the chrysalises above! I'm very excited to see the Painted Lady Butterflies emerge from their cocoons! We have a larger container for them that was for lizards or fish, and which we can use to house the butterflies while they get strong. I will definitely post photos or video after they have metamorphosed!


Anyway, as the weather has been gorgeous and warm, we've been taking advantage and going for some nice nature walks...


Which includes climbing around near the river!



And my birthday was full of nice surprises! A photo texted to me by my sister... 


My friends and sister, wishing me a happy birthday!
All the way from California! Loved getting this message while I was being treated to a delicious meal with K...




Oysters on the half shell... mmm...

Grilled salmon on roasted cauliflower & mushrooms

Butterscotch pudding with candied pecans &whipped cream...
It was delicious and romantic, and I think I hurt my face smiling all night! Thank you, K, for a fabulous treat!! It was a very memorable and lovely birthday! 


xox 

2 comments:

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

Oh no I missed your birthday! Looks like it was a beautiful one! I hope this next year of your life is one of the best dear Shari :) xo

Brandi Hussey said...

I'm so glad your birthday was super fun, Shari!

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