Monday, April 8, 2013

Birthdays + Butterflies

//My sister, Michelle, and I have our birthdays within a week of each other. We had a nice dinner (and cake) with our family. I made the birthday hats.

2//Jason surprised me with the bicycle of my dreams! It's a Linus Dutchi. We took it out that night around the park because I couldn't wait until morning.

3//During the day we went to the Desert Botanical Gardens for the Butterfly Exhibit. There were about 2,000 butterflies all flying around. It was so fun!

4//I thought they would be scared, but they were really friendly.

5//We learned that it is dangerous (for them) to touch their wings, but Jason got pretty close.

6//This one is called Queen, and she was my favorite.

7//This one is called Pipevine Swallowtail, and I still can't get over the coloring.

8//So pretty.

9//Jason got some action shots while the butterflies flew around me.

10//I had such a wonderful birthday!

♥ Thank you to all my friends and family that made my day extra special.


  1. Happy Birthday!! It sounds like a pretty perfect one (your bike is too cute!)!!

  2. Happy birthday!! What a perfect day! Getting a bike, hanging out with family, eating cake, and seeing butterflies? Amazing!

    1. Thank you Sara :) It was a really nice day.

  3. Aww! Happy Birthday! That bicycle is great! I love the basket. I'd be tempted to put my dog inside, but he'd hyperventilate.

    Also loving the butterflies. We usually get caterpillars in our classroom about this time of year. Three or four that we get to observe as they turn into butterflies. It's always fun to go to the park and release them back into nature.

    1. That sounds like a lot of fun to observe them from caterpillars to butterflies!

  4. Happy birthday! It looks awesome - what a great gift from him! Such a pretty bike. And that butterfly garden is beautiful