Making a chrysalis

Yesterday, we saw a caterpillar hang in a “j”.  Then it made its chrysalis!  It made a chrysalis faster than the last one!  He wiggled.  He is a wiggle worm! Now he is in his chysalis.  He is all green with yellow dots on his front and black and white on top.  The white is holding him up to some paper.

Today we saw another one make his chrysalis.  It took longer than all of them to start making his chrysalis.

I liked watching it make the chrysalis. 

Trying to Ride my Bike

Yesterday we took a walk.  Daddy got home before us.  I got my bike out.  I tried riding it and I couldn’t.  I looked at both sides and I couldn’t find the training wheel!   I was only riding with one training wheel before.  You can see in the pictures I am learning to ride a bike without training wheels!

I want the wheel on my girly bike fixed for my birthday.  I also want a “pretty, girly” helmet.

I am doing very well riding my bike, but I am still having trouble.  The bike I am using is wiggly and I can’t get control of it.  I need that fixed!  (Momma said it really is a wiggly bike, not just me learning how to ride!)

I am learning to ride my bike in the road.  I tried today and yesterday.  Momma took pictures.  Momma and everyone else looks for cars.

Momma says everyone falls at least once, but I don’t like it!

I don’t know how long until I am going to ride my bike alone.

Bugs

Today we found a Walking Stick.  He was on a poster.  Mark said “What is that?”  Momma said “I think that is a Walking Stick”.  Mark carried it and it jumped off Mark.  I carried it and it jumped off me.  Then Momma carried it and it didn’t jump off her.  We taked pictures of it.

Yesterday, we went to Science Sleuths.   We was learning about Metamorphis.  It means change.

We looked for bugs.  Miss Krista said there was a caterpillar on a leaf.  She looked in her book.  We thought it was a Sphinx Moth Caterpillar.   I learned how to use a microscope.   When you look through a microscope you can see things close up.

Sunday, we found a Praying Mantis.  My momma gave it to me.  It climbed in my hair!

Our caterpillars are growing.  We still have one “chrystralist” (how I say chrysalis).  If you look closely, you can see the wings of  the butterfly!  The “chrystralist” is still green.  When the other ones make their “chrystralists” we will put them in the aquarium.

I like raising caterpillars.  It is fun!

Chrysalis

Today the caterpillar made his chrysalis.  Momma took a picture of it for me.  It is all green except for a yellow “crack” and yellow dots.  I like it!

This morning he was hanging in a “j”.  He builded it by wiggling.  He started from the bottom and worked up.  I don’t know what that’s called where he is hanging.

Soon it will turn into a pretty butterfly!

We found a caterpillar!

We looked on a leaf– actually a milkweed leaf–and Momma found Monarch butterfly eggs and caterpillars!  After church, we stopped to get some milkweed because we were running low and Momma found a big Monarch caterpillar, a big one and big one!  It looked like it was going to make its cocoon tomorrow.

It ate a whole milkweed leaf since yesterday!

I hope it makes a beautiful girl butterfly.  It makes a cocoon and then turns into a beautiful butterfly!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

The Happy Birthday!

Yesterday I got a fan and my sister got a fan.  I got one with a dragon on it.  Audrey got one with a flower.  We got it from a program we went to called Flintlock and Tomahawk.  (It was at The Elkhart County Historical Museum).  We played.

I tasted some yummy old fashioned candy.  We learned candy was medicine.  They changed it cause they realized it was a treat if they put more sugar in and take the medicine out.

Tea used to look like a  thick block.  They used a knife and them scraped it off.  Them cut a little block out when they were selling tea.

We went yesterday because it was Daddy’s birthday and it was Sunday.

Yesterday, Daddy turned 35?  I think.  He’s the best Daddy in the WHOLE WIDE world!  My momma loves him.  Me and Audrey and Adrian and Mark love him.    His Dad and his mom and our family loves him and some friends love him.

Happy Birthday Daddy, Happy Birthday Daddy!

4-H Fair Continued

I was in Exploring 4-H.  I was doing cooking.  I won a blue ribbon for making really good cookies. I made them all by myself.  Momma helped me by pouring the hot stuff into the cereal.  I did everything else.

When we went to the 4-H fair, we ate curly fry chips.  We ate elephant ears and home made cookies and an apple (or an orange) and buffalo hamburgers.  I liked it!

We petted horses.  We saw an animal show with tigers.  I liked them.  I think the white ones with stripes were my favorites.

Yes please, I want to do it again next year!

Fun ride at the 4-H Fair

My first roller coaster ride!
My first roller coaster ride!

We went to the fair last week.  I got to ride on Crazy Mouse!  I liked it.  It kind of felt like you would fall off the edge.   It turned and we didn’t fall off the edge!  We spinned and at the end it spinned.

And then we went to another ride, the fire truck.  Audrey wanted to ride it.  It was fun but one time it felt like it was going forward, but it was really going backwards!

Good bye for right now!  Later I will tell about somethings I did for 4-H.

Bye for now!

Blueberry Picking!

My name is Andrea.  I am 6 in a half years old.  I like to play prince and princess.  My favorite animal is kitties.

If you go in my big brother’s blog, he is the oldest kid in the family.  I like to play with Mark.  I get to be the queen.

I have two younger siblings.  Audrey is at Mrs. Cripes Sunday School Table.  She loves birthday parties!  She loves monkeys (Curious Georgies).  Adrian loves to give hugs and is learning to share.

I went picking last week too!

Pick a berry, put it in my pocket...

🙂 Today we went blueberry picking.  When we got there we picked some blueberries for a couple of minutes and then the Deardorff’s Mom called and then we went to see where them were picking blueberries.  Then there was 5 girls–not counting their mommy–and them Grandma was there.

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We picked probably a half of a big bucket full.  Or maybe more than a  half.  We picked 14 pounds!  We brought home 7 pounds.  We are going to eat them and freeze them.  We are going back to get more!

The berries we picked today.

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