Children are always interested in learning more about the world around them, in particular the world of bugs and insects. Instead of telling Ava to leave those yucky things alone, I'd much rather let her discover what they are and how to interact with them. Of course, I don't let her touch insects that could be potentially dangerous... bees, poisonous spiders, and so forth, but harmless creatures like grasshoppers and ants certainly are worth a little discovery. We tried to catch a couple butterflies, but they're a little too fast for us. I think we need to get a bigger net!
Well, our bug hunting adventure of course came to an end sooner than we would have liked... grey clouds were moving in and little Audrey was waking up from her morning nap. Nonetheless, we sure are looking forward to finding more bugs for our collection the next time we're out (of course, we let them go after we catch them... if they survived while being caught, that is!).