I had a blast at the Insectathon this year. This was my last year as a Junior. I had a good time trying the Linean games pre-contest. It was a long fun day but it was filled with insects so it was awesome! When awards rolled around I was hopeful. Amazingly both my art projects got awards. I got 1st and 2nd place. My specialty collection was awarded 1st place. My overall collection received 2nd place. I didn’t;t loose any points but someone had 1 more insect order them me.Â In the all around I also earned 1st place. Our little gang certainly brought in the awards this year! 🙂 Go Pinellas! When we got back to the motorhome we went out and went nighttime insect hunting. We found some centipedes and that was it. We finished up the cabinet this weekend too!
Our dear Emmerson turned 11 this week. Where has the time gone. We had enjoyed so many adventures along the journey. Emmerson is no longer stuck to Mom’s side. He is coming into his own person. Fiesty, sassy, and still very much his own person! Goodnight 10 and good morning to 11!Â 10 fingers and a tongue!? The 1st Luna Moth emerged on Es Â birthday! It quickly dried its wings and was so beautiful! Â Â After lunch we had a 4-H meeting. Everyone sang happy birthday! We raced home and got cleaned up and headed to Tampa. A fun evening at the Straz. First dinner was amazing. I loved every bit of it! I was cold in the theater! I stole Mom’s scarf but could pull it off well! My birthday gift was 3rd row seats to Les Miserables! I had SO much fun! What an amazing performance. We stayed after for the meet and greet. The next day was draggy. Too much birthday fun! We had out first 4-H county Council meeting.Â Then I was off and running on my Lego set. We are also helping Dad build a cool cabinet to store the Cornell drawers. I had a fun time using the drill press.
B starts his next classes at SPC next week so we played a lot this week. We had a great day at Busch Gardens. The crowds were small and the weather was beautiful. We watched the chimps forage for their treats for a while. Some were quite piggy. The sky buckets were open so we rode them a few times. Mom convinced us to ride the Stanley Falls flume ride. It was a wee bit cold. We got SOAKED! I looked like I wet myself! The highlight of the day was the bumpercars! SO. Â MUCH. Â FUN! All Mom wanted was a nice smile, NOPE! B begged me to ride Cobra’s curse but I am just not ready yet!