Monday, October 4, 2010

butterflies at carleton university

Carleton University Butterflies

We did something pretty incredible today. We went to the Butterfly Show in the Biology Department of the Carleton University, here in Ottawa. In fact, it's literally just down the street from where we live.

And we got to experience butterflies.

Real live butterflies.

There was a fake one there too. One that I had picked out a nice red dress for, so she would attract the butterflies, but no red dress would do. She wanted to be a butterfly herself. Might I add, a mighty cute one!

We had such a wonderful time. I sliced up an orange for the butterflies and we brought it along. Lilah thought the slices were for her and helped herself to a few! (We're working on the sharing thing, even with the butterflies. Heh!)

And now that I know the university does this annually, we might just get our butterfly fix every year!


  1. Beautiful Beautiful photos Jill. Love the last one the best. What an awesome event, to get so close to them and for Lilah to dress up too!

  2. Oh, what an amazing experience! So glad y'all had fun, and I know that my "The Butterfly" would have loved to attend something similar.

  3. Just down the street? Wow, how great. This place looks like so much fun - your sweetie is so adorable and your pictures are just gorgeous. You took some really great shots!

    Have a great week!

  4. I'd say Lilah was the prettiest butterfly there! I LOVE the last photo, she looks so precious.

    Gin =)

  5. Jill, you are such a great Mom! What a wonderful event! I wished they had more to do around here...I have a friend that moved here from Ottawa, and thats what she misses the most...all the cultural/educational outings she was able to take her kids on. Love the pictures!


  6. Wow, wow, wow! These are amazing, Jill. And Lilah looks so sweet as a butterfly too. How cute that she wanted to dress up. I bet it brought a smile to the face of everyone she met.

  7. SOOOOOO many gorgeous photos! I love them all!!!!!!!
    Lilah, the butterflies, and your photography are fabulous!

  8. Wow, that is such a cool event. My husband went to Carleton for his first year of University. Lilah looks as adorable as ever!

  9. That's awesome! WE went to the Butterfly House in Cairns and that was amazing - but right down your street - WOWZA! You are so lucky! The big and smaller butterflies are all so pretty! And your photos are gorgeous :)