September 17, 2012

Beauty and the butterfly

SB loves all manner of critters. You may remember our summer project. All kids love animals, I think. And she's no exception. But she also loves the creepy crawling kind of critters. My little bug girl has had a grasshopper as a "pet." And this summer we raised a caterpillar in to a butterfly.

SB enjoyed that experience, but was disappointed it wasn't a monarch. Those are her favorite kind, thanks in part to the PBS show Wild Kratts (a favorite of the Ross family), and also a book my husband got her recently that he had as a child, The Travels of Monarch X.

Our local zoo has had a temporary butterfly exhibit for several months. We'd been four times, and SB was been dying to have a monarch butterfly land on her. No such luck until yesterday. Turned out the fifth time was the charm...

My three year old got to scratch something off her bucket list. And Daddy captured the moment. Which is a good thing, because I wasn't there. I decided I didn't want to go in for a fifth time, and sat it out. Silly me.

Don't worry, the butterfly came through just fine. SB passed it off to another little girl before she left.

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