Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Botanical Gardens

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens

Recently on a trip with the kids to the public Library I grabbed a free copy of a local magazine called "Island Family", I love free stuff...who doesn't? I was pleasantly surprised with a calandar of events at the back of the magazine FILLED with free, or cheap activities to do with your kids! I mean filled. So yesterday I was looking at the list of things and noticed a listing for a children's story, craft and nature walk time in these Botanical gardens. I hopped online and found instructions on how to get there. It looked pretty easy so I made some last minute plans to go and I am so glad we did! It was on the East side of the Island, all the way from our shore to the opposite side and well worth the drive. We dropped off Gracia and picked up Bella and headed out!

Today the kids learned about spiders. They heard facts and learned all about them, then got to play some games about being different kinds of spiders, look at real spiders, color spiders. Then make a quick spider out of playdough and pipe cleaners. We had lunch and I wanted to go on a walk but it started pouring rain so I decided we'll do that another day. I think they have these keiki days every month, maybe even more often. It was a lot of fun and educational! and FREE!

I can't wait to try out everything else I have highlighted on the calendar, it's pretty exciting to have well behaved children't to take places and actually have an enjoyable, stress free time with them!

My 3 monkeys!

Pretending to be net casting spiders

Catching insects in their webs

Fishing spiders catching moths


My favorite photo of the day! Them looking at me with the magnifier gave me a good laugh!

Next time I will include some photos from a nature walk!


  1. How fun! I should look to see what Tulsa has to offer while Dave is gone! :)

  2. How fun! I should look to see what Tulsa has to offer while Dave is gone! :)



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