20th May 2017

So this weekend one of my bestie’s came to town and we went to see Houston’s Butterfly Center in the museum complex. I literally bring everyone who visits me to the Butterfly Center and Waterwall; they are by far my favorite places in Houston. This was S-boy’s first visit and he had a great time looking at the exhibits surrounding the Butterfly Habitat. He happily peered at the ants, spiders, lizards, worms and other insects though he didn’t care much for the giant cockroaches. He also saw the cocoons and emerging butterflies. He grasped the interactive games soon enough and kept pressing the buttons to hear insect noises.

S-boy loves hearing the crickets chirp at the Cockrell Butterfly Center

Finally it was time to go into the Rain Forest Conservatory and the blast of humidity took us all by surprise. S-boy was overjoyed to see so many butterflies flying about him and swung his neck to and fro in an effort to watch them all! He soon was spotting butterflies and fluttering his hands constantly to imitate them. The bright orange iguana both fascinated and thrilled him. He also saw the snakes, honeybees and fishes and stared mesmerized at the rushing waterfall. We stopped by the play area on our way out. S-boy loved climbing the honeycomb and crawling through the small doors and had fun coloring the insects and butterflies.

For a perfect end to the day we stopped by the Pioneer Memorial Obelisk in Hermann Park. It was a hot and humid day; S-boy had plenty of fun cooling off in the interactive splash fountains. He played in the water for a long time and didn’t want to leave. C had to literally drag the completely drenched boy when it was time to leave.

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