In the Orchid House

I had hunted high and low and couldn’t find my car keys anywhere this morning. Just as I was resignedly on the phone to Brandie, relaying that Sam and I weren’t going to be able to come out to play after all, and still crawling around the house on my knees at Sam level, I spotted them.

Where were they?

In Sam’s rocking car, of course! I can only presume he had needed them to go for a drive.

The High Museum for toddler art was our intended destination this morning, but when we met Brandie and Linnea we decided the day was too nice to be indoors and she invited us to go accompany her to the Botanical Gardens on her pass instead.

Sam and Linnea

Linnea still really wanted to go do some art and made her disgruntlement clear, but she soon forgot about this when we visited the pond and were witness to the croaks of some really large frogs, heads poking out of the water amongst the weeds.

The Orchid House was a big hit for the kids too. Sam decided that there must be reptiles amongst the tropical growth and charged around looking for them, yelling “Snake! Snake!” while Linnea happily ran around trying to entice Sam to chase her.

For the first time I spotted some poison dart frogs roaming on the foliage in the Orchid House. No wonder I hadn’t been able to notice them before, they were tiny and well camouflaged. Not exactly the brilliant colours of the ones in the aquarium at the entrance.

Charge!

We then spent a bit of time playing in the Children’s Garden before beginning to flake. It was hot, hot, hot out there.

4 Responses to In the Orchid House

  1. ashridge April 25, 2008 at 9:25 am #

    Where does Sam buy his dungarees?..They’re really cool.

    Lovely pictures

  2. ashridge April 25, 2008 at 9:25 am #

    Where does Sam buy his dungarees?..They’re really cool.

    Lovely pictures

  3. Anonymous April 27, 2008 at 1:47 am #

    Looks like fun!

    We miss you guys already 🙁

  4. Anonymous April 27, 2008 at 1:47 am #

    Looks like fun!

    We miss you guys already 🙁

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