Thursday, June 10, 2010

RELEASE the Hounds...or Butterflies in our Case

About a month ago, I purchased a Butterfly kit for the boys.  A few days later we received a pop up laundry hamper looking thing, and two buckets of TEENY TINY "worms".  Well these little baby caterpillars spent the next 2 weeks eating the bottom of their buckets and turning into HUGE FAT DISGUSTING caterpillars.  They then crawled up to the lid of the bucket and hung themselves upside down and formed their Chrysalis.   About 10 days later...we had BUTTERFLIES!!!  Out of the 10 Chrysalis, all hatched fine except for one..and he was born with only 1/2 the amount of wings.  So he was laid to rest in the front yard.  Garrett wanted to have a funeral...but i talked him out of it.  We lost two more eventually in the last 2 days, but i think it was just their time.  So before we lost anymore we did a ceremonial RELEASE of the last surviving 7 this morning right at our butterfly bush in the front yard.  Here are some pictures!

Garrett to Wyatt "shhh if you be really still we can get it again" Garrett to the butterfly " come here stinky...hey i raised you come back"


  1. That is very cute Crystal, what a great idea!

  2. NICE! I want to grow some butterflies!


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