Thursday, April 28, 2011

arboretum

alanna had all of last week off for spring break. we usually go to salt lake city during her vacation, but this year we simply could not afford the outrageous airfare. we didn't do anything exciting since danny had to work everyday. the kids and i just spent time at home, went to the mall, and ran errands. i felt like we were spending too much time inside, so on wednesday i decided we should take a nature walk. we visited a new place here in raleigh, the jc raulston arboretum. it was beautiful, i'm not sure why we've never been there before, but we plan on going back often. of course i chose the hottest day of the week (91 degrees out, oops), and we were all sweaty by the time we left, but it was good to explore someplace new.





"the american honey bee is usually a very gentle creature. however she will defend her home against all threats." what a good mama. we stayed a safe distance.



malcolm wouldn't smile for me...


he made silly faces instead :)



we found some wildlife










who knew such a beautiful place was tucked away in raleigh. it is open every day of the year, is free to the public, and has a big open lawn perfect for flying kites. fantastic.

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