Thursday, July 16, 2015

Chocolate Chirp Cookies

We only have one more weekend of Miracle League basketball games before our break. Ronnie and I have been coaching for over a year now, and it's so rewarding! Alexis has been doing a wonderful job as a helper. I snapped a shot of her while she was shooting hoops before the rest of the kids got there. I also got a photo of Brandon while he was trying to find the "perfect ball". 

After our Miracle League game last Saturday, we headed to the Audubon Insectarium to hang out with my best friend from high school. I haven't seen her in ten years and I missed her so much! We explored the exhibits and enjoyed the creepy crawly things. I didn't realize until I got the pictures off of my camera that I caught Alexis' reflection in the glass. 

The butterfly garden was my favorite part of the exhibit. It was so neat to see them flying everywhere. They are so dainty and lovely! We can't wait to go back so we can see them again. 

It would be hard to choose a favorite shot from our trip, but this one ranks in the top five! I only wish I could've caught it with the wings open because it was even more gorgeous. This photo doesn't do it justice at all.

The Insectarium offers a very different opportunity to visitors. They let you eat bugs! There were several offerings including "chocolate chirp cookies" with an entire cricket on the top of every cookie. Ronnie ate his, and my godson tolerated his as well. The big surprise was that Jordan ate THREE cookies! I'm glad I got it on video.

Here's a picture of our entire group! Ronnie was sweet enough to snap this one for us. Isn't he awesome? He also found a parking space for us in downtown New Orleans. It was absolutely crazy to visit the city on a Saturday in the summer. 

 I bought an Audubon membership for our family because it was only a little more than one trip would've cost. We are looking forward to going to the aquarium, and to the zoo. We can't go to the zoo until it cools down though because my van's display said that it was 106 degrees today. It definitely felt like it when we were at the park.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving all the photos and the video!!!! Looks like an awesome time!! I sooooooo wouldn't be brave enough to try it!! LOL!!!!

Cindy Gay said...

Great pictures, great parents! We have the butterflies on our coneflowers now! Happy Friday Heather!

Cindy deRosier said...

Love the photo of A reflected! And the video - awesome!