Saturday, September 01, 2007

Insectropolis

Both of my girls LOVE BUGS! I decided to do a search on-line for a bug museum and there just happens to be one about an hour and 1/2 from us. We put the girls in the car and headed south to:


What a great place for that bug-lover in your life! It's full of displays of real and well, not so real anymore, bugs! Everything is displayed so perfectly. The girls had a blast playing in the ant tunnel!

There were a few art-inspiring moments......... I found these displays of colorful butterflies. I'm sure I'll find a way to incorporate these photos into scrapbooking art!!

Yes.. these ARE alive and yes they are really HOLDING them. *Gasp*!!!

Mackie and the giant Millipede.


Ellie and the Hissing Cockroach

Mackie with a 'walking stick' on her elbow

Ellie holding a tarantula.

The girls loved interacting with these live critters. I was very happy to be occupied with a camera so I didn't 'get a chance' to hold one. Hahahah!!!


13 comments:

Nik Just Nik said...

Jesus woman... I got goose pimples just looking at those photos... UGH!!! I HATE BUGS!!!

KSmith said...

I feel them crawling all over me. Where is that?

Raven said...

Yay! Buggies!

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

OMG............. You are a rocking mom....I avoided all those insect type things with my kids...ewwww....and then to let hold them too??? EWWWWWWWWWWw.....good for you to be strong enough to take them...
Robin
http://tqmnurse.blogspot.com

skrpndiva said...

So very glad that my children don't like bugs. Now, my daughter IS into snakes and rodents. Me, not so much but honestly, can do snakes and rodents better than insects.

Taylor. Well, he despises them all!

Jax

Katie Jones said...

ick buggies.

Tracie said...

O!M!G!!!!

Your girls are truly unique little girls loving bugs the way they do! And, truth be told, that is AWESOME! I could NEVER have held anything (except maybe the walking stick one) they held!!! I try very hard to not show my boys my disgust for bugs so that they are not afraid of them...and good for you for doing the same!!! eeeeeeeeeeeew!!!!

lauren said...

ok, i don't have a BUG THING...but i dunno if i'd've held a spider bigger than my head!!! :) your girls are awesome!

Sgt said...

I don't think I would have ever even thought to search for a bug museum.

My kids would love it.

MsGrace said...

So cool...I really need to get Caleb over there.

Laura

DEW said...

These are great pictures! But I'll have to admit that bugs really creep me out! I guess if I had a Mom like you they wouldn't "bug" me. Sorry, couldn't resist the pun. You are so smart exposing your girls to everything! You are a model Mom!!

Loreluca said...

oh-oh-OH!!! I got goosebumps just LOOKING at the PICTURES! Ok, this is a place I could definitely NEVER go to... I know Brian and Cesar would love it, but I definitely won't ever mention it!

Pauline said...

I have no idea how i missed this post! What totally awesome pictures, what fun, they don't look creeped out at all like i would be ... LOL