Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Butterflies

On Saturday we got a call from our neighbor who is a nursery leader at Church.  She is a school teacher and had raised caterpillar eggs.  Most of them had hatched out of their chrysalises by Saturday afternoon and were ready to be set free.  She was going to set them free with the toddlers during nursery the next day, but the cage was getting crowded and they were ready to go!

She was so thoughtful and called a handful of families in our neighborhood to come and watch.  We were so excited!  When we got there she started giving butterflies to all of the kids to hold, and Caleb absolutely refused to hold one!  Alas, we had finally found an animal that Caleb was scared of!  HA!  

So I would hold one while Caleb was on my lap.  He had a lot of fun looking at them and watching the other kids holding them.  But three times he refused to hold one.  We were about to give up when the butterfly on my hand flew onto Caleb's hand!  He seemed at that point to be too scared to move, so he just stood there, looking at it.

These pictures, taken in succession, tell the whole story:

Hmmm...I don't know about this!

Oh...well, it is kinda soft....

Mommy, take it off!

Mommy: What should we name the butterfly?
Caleb: Hmmm....

Its name is...is....

Ah!  It flew onto my head!!!!!

Silly butterfly!

Butterflies everywhere!

Butterflies are fun!

He's my friend.

While hanging out on Caleb's head, the butterfly was drying out so he would be ready to fly.  He left some juices from his wings in Caleb's hair!  It was such a fun, unique experience!  We have the most thoughtful neighbors to think to invite us to do something like this.  I hope Caleb remembers it forever.  I know I will!

5 comments:

Janet P. said...

Thanks for letting me join in on the adventure. It was so much fun!

Live-Love-Laugh said...

Aw. Sounds like fun...and Caleb is growing up so fast! He is adorable!

Whitney said...
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Whitney said...

Hello, I somehow stumbled upon your blog today after getting my daughter's Endoscopy this morning and hearing she may have EE (of the "gastro" variety). I am also in Utah, and would love to connect over email if you'd be up for it. I am very interested in hearing more of your story (though your blog chronicles it very well!).

I am not sure how to get into contact - will you please reply to this comment if you are willing to, and then I will post my email address? Thank you so very much.

Anna said...

Whitney--It would be great to talk to you! Post your email address here and I'll send you an email. Then I'll remove it so nobody can use it for spam. :)