Tuesday, May 22, 2012

buggin'

We bought a container of ladybugs to release in Papa and Nana's backyard.
The kids LOVED watching the ladybugs...
We LOVED watching them love it.



 While at the nursery, Jack saw the praying mantis pods. He had asked for them before, but, I was able to talk him out of it. But not this time...

So, we bought 2 pods and put them in our butterfly net garden...and waited...and waited.

Today, the emerged from the pods, hundreds of them! I freaked for a second, and decided we needed to release them right away...

 They were both mesmerized...they are so tiny!
Molly kept calling them "adorable", even when they crawled on her legs and feet.
When they "jumped" off, she would say...
"Have a nice life!"








Both ladybugs and praying mantis pods can be purchased at your local nursery...
(we went to Armstrong).
It makes for a fun afternoon and a fun science lesson!

1 comment:

Lou said...

I love your stories and your photography - especially the scrapped up knee ;) Beautiful memories that they will have for the rest of their lives!