"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates." Deuteronomy 4: 6-9

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Life cycle of a Butterfly

For Christmas, Carson got a butterfly kit from Uncle Robbie and Aunt Jessica. We waited until spring came to order our caterpillars from the company. The day they arrived, I had books on the life cycle of a butterfly and told Carson all about what the caterpillars would do over the next week or so. He was very interested!
We checked on the caterpillars everyday, and began to notice how fat they were getting. We woke up one morning to them hanging upside down and getting ready to go into their chrysalis.
Carson wanted to take his caterpillars to show and tell that day, so we carefully transported them, and we made sure to tell him that he could not shake the container. He was so excited to show his teacher and his friends when we got to school, and immediately told them that they could not shake the container! :)
After all of the caterpillars were in their chrysalis', Daddy moved them into the butterfly garden net. We patiently waited for a few days, always checking on them each morning, noon, and night!
 The day came when we had our first butterfly appear! His wings were so beautiful and we sprayed sugar water on some flowers for the butterflies to drink.
 We watched the butterflies for a few days in the net, and then released them in our backyard.
What a fun couple of weeks learning all about the life cycle of a butterfly! We can't wait to do it again!

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