Later we went to church, and then that evening my parents and Grampa came over for supper. It was such a nice day, we decided to eat outside, and everyone enjoyed that! Our friend Paula came over later, and we convinced her to share dessert with us. :) So all in all it was a really nice, relaxing day.
I also thought you might enjoy seeing this picture of a luna moth that we found last week. The kids found it Monday night, stuck in a tub of water on our deck. They rescued it and moved it to the picnic table. The next morning we found it clinging to this bench on our deck.
The poor thing wasn't in very good shape, and we ended up moving it to our butterfly "house" that we raised butterflies in last year. I looked online to find out what to feed it, and discovered that luna moths don't even eat at all--they have no mouth! They only live for about a week and their only purpose in life is apparently to mate and lay eggs. (And I guess one other purpose is to be beautiful . . . at least I think they are. :)) By evening the moth had died, but we sure did enjoy the chance to get to observe this special piece of God's creation.
In other nature-news, we discovered today that Mama Robin is already sprucing up her nest, getting ready to raise another family! She hasn't laid any eggs yet, but she was quite busy today with housecleaning. :) So we are excited to get to observe our fourth robin family in this nest (in the past 2 years).
And take a look at this picture. What do you suppose we are getting ready for in 2 more days? (Some of you already know, and I bet the rest of you can guess! :))