I asked Chloe what she wanted to do for her birthday. Her response was, "Go to a ho-tel." (That is how she says it.) Perfect! Matt and I were all about that idea because that meant we could stay in town and not travel or spend that much money. We figure why set the bar too high so early. haha
I booked a room at a new hotel downtown. We checked in and the kids went swimming. The evening ended up being amazing and for August that was a rare treat. After swimming, I took Colbie up to bed and Matt took Chloe and Cooper to the Kiddie Park to ride rides. They had a blast!
We woke the next morning and walked across the street to the local farmer's market. A local baker has the yummiest cinammon rolls which we normally buy every Saturday morning. With cinammon rolls in hand we headed to the patio of the hotel's restaurant. It was such a lovely morning! Walking back to our room, we took the long way around the hotel and I spotted this beauty.
My first Luna Moth sighting. Chloe was intimidated by its size. Both of us have only seen them in pictures. When she saw this one, she was taken aback by how large it actually was in real life. I was so excited. Yes, I'm a nerd but how can you NOT be amazed by this creation?!
She didn't want to get much closer. haha As we were leaving she begged to hold it and I told her no. I read later that they die within a week of being a moth. I felt bad because she could have held it and it wouldn't have mattered. Next time Chloe Joy, I will let you hold the Luna Moth.