Thursday, June 10, 2010

Butterfly Kisses

About a month or so ago, Chad and I got Lauren a live butterfly garden. It came in the mail with a little pop up home for your butterflys and two containers that held them in the larve stage. Lauren would wake up every morning to check on her butterflys. She watched with annicipation as the larve grow into catapillers. Soon we got to see those same catapillers construct their cocoons. It was really cool actually. Then finally, butterflys started to emerge from their cocoons. Lauren got to actually see one struggle out of one. Yesterday, about half of them were ready to be released. So we went to Buess Pond to let them free.

Hiking around the trails, trying to find the perfect place to release the butterflys.

This picture makes me think of Austin Powers! I can just hear Lauren saying. "I will only release this butterfly for ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS, muwa.hahaha!"

I love this picture of Evan! He cracks me up. I love the look he is giving Lauren! Like "what is she doing!?!"

After we release the last of the butterflys, we walked around Buess Pond for a while.

It was a great day. And to top it all off, it started to rain, and I love the rain.

I love my super cute family.


Hilary said...

That's so cool! I want one now :-)

Nikki said...

We did that too a few months ago, but never actually got to see them come out of the cocoon. Lucky!

Rachael said...

That sounds so fun. She looks so cute kissing the butterflies good bye.

Dennis and Calena said...

How cute!

Marian said...

You do have a super cute family!

Keri said...

What a fun idea! I'll have to do that one day. Where did you get it? Such neat pics with the butterflies!