We learned about metamorphosis in school, so we took a little field trip to the butterfly house at the Botanical Gardens. We got to see the actual process in action, and because we were the only people there, we also got to hold snakes and feed strawberries to the turtles. On the way out we dug up worms, played in the water features, explored the gardens, and ran through the rain. I loved hearing their giggles as the butterflies brushed their cheeks, seeing the amazement in their eyes as the turtles crossed the pond to nibble on their strawberries, and seeing their blessed abandonment as they ran for shelter during the surprise rain shower. I love learning and growing with my kids and seeing the world through their exploration and wonder.