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.


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!!!!!