Monday, June 29, 2009

Butterflies are free . . . or are they?


Well, most butterflies are free to fly wherever they want, aren't they! But not ALL the butterflies at the zoo are able to fly about freely -- especially not the ones in the butterfly exhibit we visited the other day.

For the first time ever (despite many visits and attempts), a butterfly landed on Maddy's finger! She was so thrilled! Failed attempts at butterfly landings last year resulted in numerous instances of tears and frustration. So I was doubly delighted that our first visit to the butterfly exhibit this year was so successful!

Maybe the clothes had something to do with it?? Look closely, Maddy's shirt has a butterfly on it, so perhaps that was just the thing the visiting butterfly wanted to see.



We might have tried to get one of these birds to sit on Maddy's finger or shoulder,
but I'm pretty sure that is not allowed!

19 comments:

Gail said...

This is so sweet, and I'm happy one decided to be her friend this time! Maybe her shirt did help...you never know!

hugs to you Janet. :)

Super Mommy said...

How cool - AND you got a picture of it!! Jade would of loved that!!

Christy said...

That is so cool and how fun for Maddy. Im sure she will always remember the butterfly on her finger-- too fun!!

Christy :)

TanyaLea said...

How neat is that!? And the fact that you captured it on camera...even more cool!! :) Have a blessed day!

~Tanya

Jodee Leader said...

Way to go, Maddy! That is soooo cool! Glad you had fun at the zoo yesterday!

Natalie said...

I am so glad it happened. Isabella still waits. Perhaps it was the bright colored shirt! I bet it made her day too. So sweet.

a Tonggu Momma said...

The Tongginator would be in HEAVEN! After that, you need to check out of the library the Fancy Nancy book "Bonjour, Butterfly." And such sweet pictures of Maddy.

Laura L. said...

Yay! Butterfly success! I'm sure you'll always remember this occasion and treasure these photos. Very cool!

Kristin said...

So glad she finally got to hold a butterfly!! It must have sensed how sweet she is. :)

My oldest is so freaked out about things flying around her that she refused to even go in the butterfly garden!

Heather said...

Aww, that is so sweet! Maddy must have been in Heaven with that pretty butterfly on her little fingers!!

Adorable pictures! So glad the butterfly cooperated:)

Have a blessed week!
Heather

Kim said...

Cool! I am sure she was very excited! I love the pictures. We need to take a trip to to zoo sometime soon. I am glad you had a great time.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Precious! We went to the Butterfly Pavilion here in Denver a few months ago and Nina LOVED it. So fun to see the butterflies land on her little head. :)

How's your mom doing?
Carrie

Casey said...

How exciting!! I don't think that has ever happened to us. Very cool!!

Margaret M said...

Such a great picture! I love the butterfly exhibits!

Ivy said...

Oh so cute! That's amazing that they flew right onto Maddy's little finger...she looks impressed!

What a cute photo to remember that fun day!

Ivy

Lisa said...

Yay Maddy! That must have been so neat to have a butterfly fly onto her finger! My Ellie would have loved that! : )

Rhonda said...

How sweet! I'm so thankful her prayers were answered! Isn't God's creation amazing? Sweet to see y'all out enjoying that! ....And I'm glad one of those parrots didn't swoop down and land on her....she might not ever go back! hahaha!

Marla said...

What a great choice the butterfly made, she is perfect for a landing.

Jill and Rick said...

Oh what sweet butterfly pictures! Perfect.

Jill