Emma loves nature. She is drawn to everything from dogs, cats and horses to flowers, insects and dirt. I have quite a ways to go in the nature department, but I am learning a lot through Emma's eyes. She definitely gets this from her Daddy. When Emma is around nature, her whole body slows down and time stands still to allow for the most enjoyment. Take butterflies, for example. Emma will automatically reach her hand out to hold them, then she will name them and ultimately, she will be "one" with them. It makes me proud to have such a nature lover as my daughter.
Here is a video of our day last February visiting the butterflies at the American Museum of Natural History (where conveniently, Dave also was doing some work).
You can also view this on and share it on my youtube page