- - - 6/21/2020 - - -

Park and Old House Museum

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:40 pm

I learned about a park that is close to us that has a small museum with an old Japanese house. To get to the house we had to hike up a hill through a beautiful bamboo forest. Melina found a giant grasshopper that she caught and brought with her. Seeing the old large house was pretty interesting as well. Melina got to take a picture with a cosplayer for what I was told is the currently popular anime "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”.

- - - 6/14/2020 - - -

Swallowtail Butterfly #3

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:38 pm

Butterfly #3:


Soon to come, butterfly #4.
She just keeps finding the caterpillars.

- - - 6/1/2020 - - -

MelinaChicken

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:35 pm

Some housemates helped Melina become… MelinaChicken

- - - 5/30/2020 - - -

Swallowtail Butterfly #2

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:35 pm

The second butterfly has emerged:

- - - 5/24/2020 - - -

Herbal Garden Lunch

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:33 pm

We had a nice lunch and afternoon at a herbal garden. Melina got to help with cutting the wheat and feeding the horse.

- - - 5/19/2020 - - -

Swallowtail Butterfly #1

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:30 pm

Melina found a caterpillar in the garden and we raised it until one day it turned into a butterfly:

- - - 5/15/2020 - - -

Rock Candy

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:26 pm

What better thing to do when stuck at home than science experiments. I decided to try to make rock candy with Melina, and was really surprised at how well it turned out. I remember making it as a kid, and remember the whole jar turning to crystals with my string having very few crystals, so whatever we did this time had great results as you can see.

- - - 4/12/2020 - - -

Easter 2020

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:22 pm

No big party for Easter this year, obviously due to fears of COVID-19, but we still celebrated as a family. We made Easter eggs, did our egg hunt outside, and made all the traditional Easter foods, just not as much of them.