Why the Tree of Life?


Cathedral of Junk

We visited the Cathedral of Junk today with Monday Friends (our homeschool group). This man is literally building a cathedral out of junk in his backyard in a South Austin neighborhood. It is a work in progress, but you can climb all up in it. He loves having people come visit and appreciate his work. It was really fascinating, amazing, and a lot of fun! Pictures can't do this place justice. Notice the spiral staircase?

Workin' Man

Butterfly Farm

We went to Wild Connections Butterfly Farm last Thursday with a homeschooling group. It is on a beautiful old ranch just south of Austin on Hwy 290. They have hiking trails and a butterfly house. If you look at the end of this girl's hand, she is catching a blue butterfly. We all got a piece of overripe fruit to try our luck at getting a butterfly to visit with us.


Mudpies! Want Some?

We got a little carried away this afternoon... I would post a picture of K too, but he ended up sans clothes.


Ballet Folklorico

We went to Children's Art Day in the Park at Symphony Square. It happens every Wednesday during the summer. They have a featured guest, a section of the symphony plays, arts and crafts, lemonade and an instrument 'petting' zoo. It was a lot of fun, and we enjoyed watching the Mexican folk dances.


Birthday Party

Happy Birthday, D! We had lots of friends and family over for swimming in the kiddie pools and playing in the sandbox.