Thursday, August 2, 2012

Butterflies!


 For Karis' birthday, we got her a butterfly growing kit.  We had to wait til July to actually order the caterpillars because we didn't want to be traveling when they were growing.  We have had such fun this month, watching the caterpillars crawl around, eat their food, make a cocoon, and turn into butterflies!  Karis named them Betsy (after Betsy-Tacy, one of her favorite books), Charlotte (after Charlotte's Web, another favorite), Princess, Watermelon, and Grape.  We kept the butterflies for about 4 days, but decided to release them yesterday so they could enjoy a bit of freedom.  (And I didn't want to take the chance of them dying under our care!)  The girls were quite excited about our butterfly releasing ceremony:
 Abbi kept pointing at them and saying, "OOHHHHH!"

The big girls helped Daddy hold the butterfly house open so they could fly out:


One butterfly decided that our butterfly bush made a nice home:



Another butterfly decided to stretch his wings in the straw and the girls were able to examine him closely:  Butterflies are so much fun!

1 comment:

Sarah A. said...

Love this idea! I had no idea such a thing even existed. I am going to get one for my daughter, thanks for sharing!