Saturday, January 16, 2010

It finally hatched!

At the end of November I was putting up the plastic containers that house our Christmas decor and under one of them, by the sliding glass door in our carpet I found a somewhat hard, brown, squirming thing. I really had no idea what it was. Well, I had some ideas, but I didn't know. It could have been some kind of larve or worm, but I was hoping it was a moth cocoon. We put it in a mason jar (with some foil that I poked holes in with a fork on top) in the kitchen. Over a month went by with my checking it out every day, no progress. Finally, one morning I noticed a brownish liquid on the paper towel in the bottom of the jar. My first thought was, "Oh great, someone smashed our whatever it is." I looked more closely at it and it was not smashed but it looked empty and there was nothing else in the jar, then I looked on the foil and hanging there was a MOTH!

I know you can't really see it here, but it's there.



The boys were pretty excited that something finally happened and we let it go.

4 comments:

Janelle Ehat said...

How fun! You are so much better than I am! I would have just squished it or thrown it away when I found it! I can't believe how old Peyton is now! She looks so big! You've got such cute kids!

Janelle Ehat said...

K I know that Peyton isn't in that picture with the boys but I just noticed some of the other posts as well as the picture with Santa. Anyway!

Jill said...

You had a family science adventure right in your own home!

Luna said...

What a fun little adventure in patience... I mean life cycles.