butterfly observations

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True and Brave were so excited to finally release them at the end. We were watching one more caterpillar, which was supposed to turn, but I think somewhere along the way it didn’t quite make it, so we just ended up with 2 butterflies. We took them to the Pavilion of Wings a couple years ago, but I’m sure if we took them again this Spring they would have a whole new appreciation for it. We must try to remember to take them again when Spring comes along.

Thanks Auntie Linda for the kit! As you can tell, they loved it!!! If you want a fun butterfly project, here is one we did long ago.

p.s. my friend lance, the one who makes these cool videos when we run a race (and i’ve got a cool zombie run video for you this week), has submitted a video for the ragnar relay, and if you have time please vote for it here!

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  1. Chloe Moon says:

    My mom did this for me when I was little. We got monarch butterflies and then released them when they became butterflies. It is such a magical experience watching caterpillars turn into butterflies! Your girl’s are so cute w/ their wonderment in their eyes! =)

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  2. Chelsea says:

    What a great idea for a Christmas present for my daughter. Your daughters are so amazed by it!

  3. Marisa says:

    Your girls are just adorable! And this looks so fun, I am going to try and do this with my 10 year old sister (in law!), 6 year old brother (in law) and 2 year old daughter this spring/summer. I cant wait :) x

  4. Wonderful job! Love seeing how their handwriting is progressing.
    Were they sad to let them go after they were excited to do it? My boys were sad that the butterflies didn’t stick around longer after they let theirs go. I felt badly for them.
    It is great seeing how this project went for others!!

  5. Hannah says:

    There is nothing in the world as sweet as little handwriting.

  6. what a beautiful project!

  7. Oh mon Dieu! It is an amazing project!

  8. Joanna says:

    AAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!
    We had the same a few years ago and the kids LOVED it :-) !

    If you wanna have a look:

    first:
    http://liebesbotschaft.blogspot.de/2008/06/unsere-neuen-mitbewohner.html

    and second ;-) :
    http://liebesbotschaft.blogspot.de/2008/07/gestern-noch-am-kriechen-heute-schon-am.html

    and here they’re gone:
    http://liebesbotschaft.blogspot.de/2008/07/gone-forever.html

    I’m so in love with your sweet family…
    Greetings from germany!
    Joanna

  9. Betsy says:

    As a first grade teacher, I am so impressed with your girls’ writing!! I even see perfect use of commas! Way to go, momma!

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