Friday, July 31, 2009

Storybook Playhouse

I am trying to catch up with my camera! An arboretum nearby is hosting a great event for kids in the garden. We went to the Storybook Playhouse exhibit with Jerry's parents at the beginning of June...back when the heat was still bearable.

Lily was in heaven getting to explore all the little houses scattered all over the arboretum.

Oh how I wanted a picture of Lily and Jade on this bench with the butterfly backdrop. They were less than enthused.

Come on mom, don't you see all there is to explore? City Green was first. Knock, knock.

Hmm...guess nobody is there.

Off to The Owl and the Pussy Cat. They had little synopsis boards at each play house. I though, being the nerd mom that I am, had checked out as many as the featured stories that I could find. You know, every kid wants to be prepared for their garden adventure.

That "pea green boat" held her attention for about 2.5 seconds...or until she spotted the Treasure Island house...complete with a sand filled boat and fun little door.

By that time though, Jade was already enthralled with One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish.

Lily wasn't too interested in the fish, partly because she had spotted Alice in Wonderland.

I didn't think they'd ever tire of the maze or all of the little doors there were to climb through.

They would have been content to play there for hours. Then I announced that I had spied Captain Hook's Pirate to Peter Pan we went.

While Lily's imagination was running full force, Jade had spotted the staircase of Eragon.

Although Lily was mesmerized by the reading of Thumbelina and James and the Giant Peach, their houses didn't measure up in her eyes.

The eye of the photographer disagreed.

It was time for lunch by then anyway. Memmy and Paw did not disappoint either. They had brought all sorts of goodies in the cooler.

The exhibit is open until the end of the year...we hope to head back soon...Memmy, are you game for the picnic again?


Rachelle said...

That butterfly is AWESOME! I want one for my yard!

Gwendolyn said...

That looks like so much fun! Beautiful pictures. :o)

Jane Anne said...

It looks like the kids had a blast! My favorites are the flowers. Those are amazing.

Christina said...

which arboretum is this????

jennifer said...

that looks too fun!

Life In Progress said...

What a fun day! Love that big butterfly topiary!

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