Saturday, July 9, 2011

Butterdie!

My parents gave Rachel a butterfly habitat for her birthday.  It was pretty nifty, all you have to do is mail in your order number and a jar of caterpillars come back ready to grow and turn into butterflies! 
  
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We love it when we get to play with our Payne cousins! Here they all are about to set the little dudes free.  They were so excited!
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Katie thought it was funny how Rachel kept calling the butterfly, butterdie, so she named it Butterdie!
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Rachel wasn't too happy about letting them go...
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Good thing one of them had a busted wing and couldn't fly off... well good thing for Rachel that is... 

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Its such a fascinating process.  I definitely want to do this again when Rachel is a little older and can understand all the stages. Thanks Mom and Dad! 


4 comments:

Nathan and Holly Larson said...

That is super cool! I'm gonna have to try that! What a great idea for a gift! I'm glad Rachel enjoyed it!!

Pop and Nana said...

I am glad she liked watching the butterflies. Love the face Rachel made, can read her like a book. Love ya!!!

Mary Anne said...

Oh how cool! I bet it would be hard to say goodbye to them. I'll have to look out for one of those...Sadie would probably like that too!

Shelley Smith said...

What a fun idea! I think i'm going to have to try that.