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.


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.