A Walk in the Woods and Butterflies

The weekend didn't start out too well since Lucy and I were both sick (probably not Georgia's first cases of swine flu). We are hoping that Mollie managed to escape this ailment, but only time will tell.

I was feeling a lot better today, so we decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and take a hike at a local nature preserve. We were proud that Mollie walked the whole way (~3 miles) with only a little complaining! We hyped up the "adventure" concept and ended up seeing turtles, beautiful butterflies, longleaf pine, an animal bone, and lots of ferns and flowers. Mollie talked non-stop about our discoveries and fairies (her favorite topic). We learned about fairy cars, boats, TVs, and houses. I love her imagination!
Yes, hiking in a dress!

It was hot and the girls couldn't wait to splash in the pool for a bit when we got home.

Isabella came over to play this evening. After playing indoors for a while, they put on butterfly wings (we got these in the mail a week or so ago and don't know who they are from... speak up if you're reading!) and pretended they were butterflies in our front yard. Aren't they cute?

Tomorrow brings a dentist appointment for Mollie, followed by clinic for IV chemo (and start steroids) on Tuesday.


  1. beautiful girls! all of them. mollie has friends with lovely names. and lucy? so big and looks so like matt in that photo!

  2. ruff, ruff, ruff - we confess-we did it. Zack, Sophie and Zoey Eilers

  3. Sounds like a fun weekend. Beautiful butterflies! Sorry to hear you and Luc were sick, praying that Mollie escaped that pesky flu bug. Good luck at clinic tomorrow and may your week of steroids go smoothly.

  4. I haven't check in on Mollie in a while but I can't tell you how thrilled I am that she's doing so well! And... it may be late but "Way to go" for you and Mollie both on her telling her story to that boy. It's great that she knows she doesn't have to hang her head for ANYTHING or ANYONE!

  5. Cute wings!!! Matt's beer looks good, too!!! :)

  6. Thank you for posting such lovely pictures. Isabella gets a real kick out of seeing herself posted on Mollie's blog. I definitely need to get her some butterfly wings.


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