Sunday, June 27, 2010

Butterfly Release

I know, I know I have been a terrible blogger. I cannot believe how busy our summer has been. Pretty much the only time we are ever home is to sleep. Its been crazy. And now my family has been bugging me about not blogging so what I am posting I am sure doesn't matter to most, but it will be good for journaling.
About a week and a half ago we finally let the butterflies go. Logan really didn't want to so we told him they had to fly away to find their families. He still asks about them everyday. My sister who bought them for him said they have a lot of different bugs you can "grow". We are thinking of maybe doing the praying mantis. We'll see. It still all creeps me out. But here are some pictures of us letting the butterflies go.
Logan holding the lid open for them to fly out. The first two had a hard time so David had to pull them out by hand.
Holding a butterfly for Logan to see.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Color of my Writing

So this is the first time I have really tried to change anything on my blog in a while and with changes blogger made I cannot figure out how to change the color of my writing anymore. Can anyone tell me how to do that now?

Friday, June 11, 2010


My sister Emily is a preschool teacher and each year does a butterfly activity. This year she got Logan his own butterfly kit to do at home. They came in the mail as teensy teensy caterpillars, about the size of ants. Within a week they were HUGE. I would say at least 15X bigger. Then they crawl to the top of their jar and cocoon. After they are all cocooned you take them out of the jar and stick them in the habitat. After another one came out yesterday and the rest came out today. Logan loved this project and seeing it each step of the way. Right now we are feeding them watermelon and when the weather gets a little warmer we will set them free. Thank you so much Emily. Logan loved it!

These are the caterpillars after a couple days. I should have taken a picture when we first got them.

Its hard to see, but these are the cocoons.

And here are the butterflies. The red stuff is not blood. We don't really know what it is, except that online it says its not blood its just what happens when they come out of their cocoons.