Monday, September 22, 2008


Saturday we took Bella to the Butterfly House here in St. Louis. It's part of the parks and recreation department. We were lucky in that they are celebrating their 10 year anniversary so all through the month of September tickets were buy one get one free.

Bella had a great time but I think Mommy and Daddy enjoyed it more. You start out watching a short film on the Butterfly and the impact the Butterfly plays in supporting human life from pollinating our fruits and veggies along with many other benefits the Butterfly provides.

Here is a picture of my wife holding a butterfly on her finger while trying to take a picture of it.

Here is the next display we encountered. Oppps

Here are a series of butterflies we saw while walking the paths around the observatory. I think someone said there are over 200 species of Butterflies found in this enclosure.

Here are some cool ones of Butterflies feeding.

Here is a picture of Karen and Bella loving on each other while walking the paths.

Here is a picture of our little Butterfly.

I hope everyone has a great day!


Dawn said...

What a fun place to go! I love the picture of Karen & Bella!

Jennifer said...

It looks like you guys had a great time. I hope you made it to the other parts of the park also. They are pretty cool took. My favorite pic it the one of Bella on the butterfly!!!! I miss you guys!!!

Kelley said...

The pictures are so cute!

bellasmom said...

That was an awesome day!!!

Finally a Family of Four said...

Hello-- my name is Renee and I am new to your blog. I met your wife through Craigs List of all places. I am also an adoptive mom to a sweet little baby girl from china. Your Bella is so gorgeous. She is truly a Blessing from God.

Heidi said...

What a cutie! I love the pumpkin photo. You should post the one of bella sitting on the pumpkin and next to her there is a sign "no sitting on the pumpkins" post that next to Karen's no touching the butterflies ;) lol.

Cathy Duvall said...

Karen, you were right, this is a very fun scrapbook of Bella. Joe, you have done an amazing job with this. I'll be watching Bella grow and enjoying every minute of it. I too loved the pic of her on the butterfly.

Jennifer said...

I think it's time to update your Blog!!!! IT's been like a month already and I know that there has been a lot that has gone one with her, but no I Miss You guys!!!