It’s been a while since we’ve had a free Saturday so we decided to visit The New York Botanical Garden. It was a beautiful day and just perfect for our visit. We sat on a bench while Grouchy Husband renewed our membership and got tickets for the day.
The girls tried to hide from me. Can you see them?
The garden was showing signs of spring and many things had started to bloom. In the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, there were these gorgeous caterpillars made with flowers.
The first activity was to make a nesting bag of small twigs and string for birds to come and use for their nests. You are suppose to hang the nesting bag on a tree like the one hung in the tree in the picture.
The second activity was to make a planter and grow wheat grass. The girls help my mom plant flowers every year so they are experts planting anything.
After the activities, we went into the terrarium and the girls watered the plants with spray bottles. It’s amazing how long they were occupied with a spray bottle.
Grouchy Husband helped them find tadpoles in the pond.
Princess could jump almost as high as the frog.
The girls loved the high heels on this lady bug.
Grouchy Husband in good company and relaxed on the wood recliner.
The girls climbed to the top of the highest rock.
After the Children’s Garden, we decided to take the tram to see the rest of the garden. The line was very, very long so we ate snacks and relaxed while we waited.
The girls got impatient waiting so they ran up and down the hill, touching the rock at the top.
Grouchy Husband bought Baby matching shoes and I don’t like them because they are hard to put on and tie so she can only wear them on days when Grouchy Husband is around to put them on and take them off. She loves these sneakers.
Finally on the tram!
The cherry blossoms were in full bloom and awesome. You can’t but admire all of God’s creation at the garden. This tree had a stand to keep one of it’s heavy branches up.
The girls spent some time throwing pennies in the fountain.
Before we left, we ate an early dinner.
The pizza cheese was very stretchy so Princess tried to see how long she could stretch it.
How blessed was I to spend the day with this little lady.
And this one!
Some last jumps before heading home after a long day of walking and activities. The girls (and Grouchy Husband) (and I) were happy to head home and sit!
The Dumpling Mama xo