Tuesday, May 19, 2009

On the Wings of Change.....

A little while back, I mentioned that we had some visitors in our house. Of the creepy crawly variety...but of the cute kind of creepy crawly variety. The Middle Apple got her very own larvae to watch and observe.

And observe, we did. Those little caterpillars ate and ate, and weren't so little anymore. Eventually, they did this. It never ceases to amaze me every single time I do this project how the whole miracle happens. They start out as fuzzy little caterpillars, eating everything in sight, and then suddenly, they flip upsidedown and form a chrysalis around themselves.

So of course, we had to make our own little fuzzy friends. They started out as one pom pom (The Egg) sitting on a leaf. When it hatched, the caterpillar (Larvae) ate it's beautiful green leaf. Here you see The Big Apple's decorating her caterpillar's chrysalis.

And the Middle Apple working on a chrysalis for her fuzzy friend. And finally, they were hung in the window. The Middle Apple pointed out that they are supposed to be hanging upside down....but alas, no one could figure out how to do such a thing without the caterpillar falling out of the bottom.

Stay tuned to witness the miracle of transformation.....

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