Friday, August 12, 2011

Birthday, Butterfly, and Horse

This week marked Henry's fourth birthday.  I can hardly believe it.  Four short years ago, we brought home the little baby on the left and now we have this little boy on the right.

Time truly flies.  Henry had a grand birthday.  We went to his favorite Japanese restaurant where he talked the chef's ear off and dined on soup, steak, and fried rice.  Afterward, it was back home for cake and presents.


Oliver entertained himself with the Toy Story wrapping and Jane got a taste of the future with some birthday cake.  It's her turn next month!

Today, we were surprised to see a butterfly in the bread box.  The site we looked up the caterpillars on said the chrysalis stage would last two weeks.  We seemed to have a go-getter.

After taking a couple pictures, we moved it outside to the same spot where Matt had found the caterpillars.  Within a few hours, it flew away.  It was nice enough to allow me a few close shots first.  The colors on the wings were absolutely beautiful.  You can click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Henry was really excited to see the butterfly and to watch it stretch its wings outside.  Maybe we'll find some of its babies later on and we can repeat the process.

And, finally, Henry's art for this week:

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