Random Sunday Butterfly

November 24, 2013 at 12:29 pm (Babies, Butterflies, Christmas Spirit, Day to Day, Family, Flowers, For Tom, Nature, Picture Posts, Random Images, Super Sunday) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

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I’m going to go babysit my brother’s new baby for the first time today! Although technically since he’s 6 months old now, he’s not all that new. So expect the random pictures, I promised, plus new and updated baby pictures, throughout the day as I add this new thing into my Sunday of football, work, and posting. Our dinner was very nice except we forgot that they had the lighting/parade/Christmas thing downtown (in Chicago–in case you want to look it up) and we got caught in a million people’s attendance and traffic. No joke. I heard the news last night, they said one million people were estimated to have attended. If I research and confirm this factoid, I will let you know. But I probably won’t. I won’t research. I won’t confirm. Or refute. Heck, I probably won’t even ever speak of it again. If you want to keep it real, feel free to comment with the correct number and facts, otherwise, let’s just all agree we were downtown with a million other people last night and leave it at that! I will post pictures of anything food/fun related the kids took as soon as they send it to me. I am also planning on a lot less words to go with the rest of the posts I put up here today. Consider this all the reading you need to do for the day! I have to shower and gather my things. Time is a ticking. The kids are going to their dad’s and I think the BF is staying home. It’s individual Sunday. That can totally be our new thing! Later.

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June 23, 2009 at 11:30 am (Butterflies, Caterpillars, Pictures) (, , , , )

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All the posts I promised…and more! PLUS, a Caterpillar Update! Read on…

June 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm (Butterflies, Caterpillars, Day to Day) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

The caterpillars are already chrysalising or cocooning. They crawled to the top of their nursery and hung from the rafters.

Seriously. They are in a milk jug. My daughter and neighbor put an elaborate stick system thru the container with netting and mesh and 5-star caterpillar accommodations. They bypassed that, crawled right to the inside curve of the jug and hung. I’m not sure how they are attached or how they are staying on.

It’s just like the internet said they would do. Hang and curl and then secrete some kind of slime stuff that hardens and keeps them safe. So, I give it another day for the cocoon process and then the internet said 10-15 on the metamorphosis. I’m shocked actually. I thought for sure we’d kill them. But they ain’t butterflies yet…

That’s all ready to go too. As soon as they crystalize, we will transfer the whole jug–top off–to a giant container covered in mesh. Butterflies need space and air to come out, sticky and wet, then dry off and fly away. The internet said we could keep them a few hours and let them go.

Amazing. If I can get pictures without disturbing the clan, I will. Nothing for now though. Keep checking back!

Next Up: The “flowers” I planted. Seeds in a can that I sprinkled in the dirt and watered. This is them right after:

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Wet Dirt With Seeds

Wet Dirt With Seeds

And then, a few days (?) later, maybe a week (?) we had sprouts! I watered and prevented animal attacks and this is what we got:

Wet Dirt With SPROUTS!

Wet Dirt With SPROUTS!

This is exciting stuff huh? Do you feel like you are getting the most entertainment value for your buck? Well, hold on to your dollars…here is the pictures from TODAY! The sprouts are….BIGGER! It’s so cool to grow stuff, and create life…we’re like a mini nature center over here. Ok, look at these, I’m trying to get shots from the same angle, so you can really FEEL like you’re part of the experience:

Bigger Sprouts! It's getting FUN now!

Bigger Sprouts! It's getting FUN now!

I think that’s all the nature stuff I had to catch up on. Stay tuned for more plant pics, soon to be flower pics.

Oh wait, the kids just caught a giant toad. I had the camera. YOU get all the benefits! Feast your hungry eyes on these:

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Action Toad!

Action Toad!

Isn't this cute!

Isn't this cute!

Frogs and kids...

Frogs and kids...

That’s it, really, for now. The kids are in the house and the TV is on. Commence with the couch sitting until dinner and bedtime. No one needs pictures of that! More fun stuff later…see ya.

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