Today we went on a pre-school field trip to the Botanical gardens and then on to the playground and duck pond at a nearby park. It was a beautiful day and we had so much fun! Elli then spent about 2 hours at home planting pinecones around the yard and landscaping, saying that she was planting “Pine trees.” I told Nathan, and he thinks we should plant a tree and surprise her. That reminds me of the time that Elli’s pet turtle, Hannah, who was about the size of her palm, was replaced one night with a gigantic turtle the size of a frisbee that Nathan found on the side of the road. When she woke up, Nathan said, “Look Elli, Hannah really grew last night!” She was so surprised! To this day, she still talks about Hannah getting bigger that one day!