Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Walk In The Garden

A few days ago our friend Pearl asked us to go to Hershey Gardens with her.  We had never been there before.   Oh, we've been to Hershey hundreds of times...but when we go, it's to go to Chocolate World!   Anyway, went and had a wonderful afternoon.  Brady was really into identifying all the butterflies and doing the scavenger hunt in the children's garden.

Across the street from the gardens is Hershey Amusement Park.

These kisses sprayed mist every few seconds.  Brady kept wanting to go back to this area!

Butterfly house.

Brady bought this Live Butterfly Garden with his own money.  He has seen it advertise on tv a gazillion times...those dumb tv commercials that get my son everytime and has wanted it since early spring.  I kept delaying the purchase for him and then we walked into the gift shop at the gardens and he spotted it instantly.  Better his money than mine I guess.  It was $25.00 and then when you open it up you find out you have to send $3.00 in the mail (or online) to get 3-5 caterpillars that will come to your house in 1-3weeks!  I know it's educational, blah, blah, blah...but I can't help thinking he got ripped off!

         I'm thinking of getting these pictures developed and making them
        into notecards to give to Pearl.




Cindy said...

What a great place to spend the day! We had a butterfly garden in FL that we used to take field trips to when I was a teacher, but this place looks even more impressive! I love the butterflies on the orange slices, so cool. Giving those few shots to your friends as postcards is a great idea! Your pictures are beautiful....did you go and get a new camera and take a photography class on me!!!???:)
You know I had that butterfly house (in school) and the girls have had them in their classroom before and they really are cool. The best thing is that you can reuse it and just pay the $3 to get the caterpillars each year. it really is fascinating to watch, hope Brady enjoys it.
Enjoy the day

BTW...see you got the font changed:) Looks great

Karen said...

We've never gone to the gardens either Kerri. Maybe we should check it out. It looks beautiful. And, Edison is obsessed with butterflies this summer.

Nicolle said...

That place looks gorgeous! What fun. I love your pictures. You should definitely make those into notecards. They are FABULOUS! I love the colors and the detail in them. Very pretty.

I love those kisses that are misters. So cool.

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful place! Brady is adorable. The butterflies are beautiful and I too love the ones on the citrus fruit. It sounds like a place my kids would love! I know he will enjoy his butterfly habitat. The notecards will be such a great gift for your friend.

Susan said...

What a fun time, looks great. I would love the spraying chocolate kisses too, only I would want chocolate to spray out of them.
The pig picture is so cute.

Karen said...

Hi name is Karen from I just wanted to introduce myself and say Hi.. I have been browsing your blog,,what great pictures of your day out.. how cute.. I you get a chance to stop by my blog as well you will see my exciting day out yesterday with my precious grand daughter was going real well until i fell and broke my foot and had to hobble back to the car with a 2 year old ,, but all is well.. cast on , now today just trying to figure out the whole crutches
well hope you will find time to visit my blog some time..and i will be back to visit you as well..
Have a blessed day..

Kimberly said...

Wow, I had no idea such a place existed! What a fun day :)

Jenny said...

I have always wanted to go to Hershey. Maybe someday. Great idea about the pictures, turning them into postcards would be wonderful. They are gorgeous! My kids want that butterfly garden too, darn Cartoon Network! That and fushigi, whatever!

gabe said...

I love the notecard idea. . .what a great idea!!

Looks like a fun day. . .something kind of different and slower paced is always fun!

Jen said...

Oh ...we must come to visit this place!!! Then we could have lunch!
Those pics would make fabulous note cards...yes!
Have a great day!

Steph S. said...

I've never been there - I would absolutely LOVE the entire place! How beautiful.. and it's HERSHEY lol!

Jess said...

I am just now catching up!!! love all these pictures!!! we too headed to the butterfly museum the last week before school started. I can't wait to see how the butterfly garden works...i think my kiddos would love it too!!! and i just noticed they had a butterfly bench just like the place up here!!! I have heard wonderful things about Hershey...we might have to visit!!!

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