Marshmallow Mondays


Winter Fun

Burr!  It is COLD outside.  For Lily and I, that means no more stroller walks, visits to the park, or playtime outside.  Our Mommy & Me dance session is now over, so I’ve been trying to find new winter activities to keep us busy.  One of those activities took place last Wednesday at the Kentucky Children’s Garden.  They held a toddler program called “Snowy Tree.”  The program consisted of an art project, a walk in the garden, and songs and story time.

The winter weather we had on Tuesday night perfectly complimented this program, as we had beautiful icy trees and plants to explore in the Gardens.

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Lily was fascinated with the icicles hanging from all of the trees, and had to touch as many as she could.

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She also loved to crunch the ones on the grass with her boots.

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While exploring the icy trees and plants, we also got to see a beautiful metal sculpture made of forty-nine birds.  Each bird represents one of the victims of the Comair Flight 5191 plane crash, which happened in 2006.  The story of this memorial is really touching, and I encourage you to read more about it in this article.

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We also saw something that we’d never seen before, which I found really interesting on both an artistic and historical level.  Check out this very cool “Bottle Tree.”

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The art project for the program was a hand print tree with painted snowflakes, cotton snow, and glittery icicles.  Lily had no interest in sticking her hand in the brown paint, which is why our tree is made of a Mommy-sized hand print.  She was very proud to bring it home, though, where we displayed it on the refrigerator.

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We must say a very special thank you to Miss Emma, who coordinated the entire hour-long Snowy Tree program.  Lily and I had such a fun time, and we are looking forward to the Little Sprouts programs in March!

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