Friday, July 25, 2008

butterfly excitement

since my last post:
A) i have deduced that the butterflies are in fact butterflies, and not months
B) more butterflies have hatched, giving us a grand total of FIVE butterflies

it was actually quite amazing ... i was reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar to the kids and while i was reading it we head a fluttering from the butterfly atrium. lo and behold there was a SECOND butterfly there. it was very exciting. and then the other butterfly started flying around a bit and we saw that when the butterflies open their wings they're all pretty and orange inside. then this morning when i came in we have 5! i took some pictures with my camera, i'll post them soon. but it's all very exciting.

so although i am still disappointed with this whole project, and will most likely still write a letter to butterfly gifts complaining that 2/3 of our caterpillars died, i am now much happier. and the kids have already forgotten about their dead caterpillars and are joyously embracing our few butterflies.

2 comments:

The Well Read Gardener said...

I'm so glad you're butterflies worked out! I just ended throwing all my dead ones away and haven't had even 1 kid ask where they went yet.

Her Mother said...

Who ever said being a parent is easy!!!!!