Wednesday, August 26

64: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

My kids love this book...

and...

remember this post, when we mailed off for a secret surprise...

Well, the twins have been waiting for the mailman to bring our fun day.. and he did!



We sent off for some very hungry caterpillars..

We got 5.
(however 4 of them were dead from heat and being sent, but I called and they will be sending more, because they guarantee that you will get 5)

First he was the size of the length of a dime.


We have watched him grow and eat, and eat and grow...

and became the size of a quarter and a nickel lengthwise.





He spun webs of silk to help him move around the bigger he got, and then he crawled to the top of the jar...



And...



So we have been waiting for him to finish making his cocoon.

Yesterday, day 64, was transfer day..
I love this picture because I look possessed, and Berkleigh is SOO excited!



I love this picture because Berkleigh is flapping her arms like a butterfly, and Merrick looks concerned that I am touching the caterpillar because I burned that into their heads that they couldn't touch our caterpillar friend while he was growing.






We pinned him into our butterfly garden...



And here is the happy family, minus Tyson playing photog.


4 love notes:

RaeAnn said...

So fun!!! Did the butterfly garden come with the caterpillars? Hope you can get the rest of the caterpillars soon!!
Love ya!!

Sally said...

I can't wait for the hatch pictures!

Chelsea said...

YES! I want to see the butterfly! I need to do this with Cami. You are so good at TEACHING while having fun--- wonder why that is??

Autie said...

Sooo freaking cool...can't wait to see your beautiful butterfly! Great idea, Jen!