About a month ago, Parker and I were in the toy store buying a birthday present for one of his friends when he spotted a butterfly garden that he just had to have. Since I’m a pushover and it was fairly inexpensive, I bought it. Then I had to order caterpillars. Then we had to wait for them to arrive. Then we had to wait for them to form their chrysalises. Then they sat on our kitchen counter for 10 days in this cage:
Finally. Finally, after about 10 days, they emerged into butterflies, and they were beautiful. We let them go in the backyard this morning after church (after the kids said some really long goodbyes to them first!).