Wednesday, 25 July 2007

New Bugs on the Blog


The Ladybirds are out!

We missed them coming out of the cocoon. Too bad.
I checked them last night before I went to bed about 12am, and still no signs of any movement. Then when I remembered to check later in the morning, about 10am, I was shocked to see the cocoons have shriveled. My first thought was, "Oh, no. Did something go wrong?" Then upon a closer examination I noticed they were empty. Then I saw the 2 pinkish ladybugs near the rim of the jar. They were still there.

Micah was delighted!
"Let them go, Micah. They need to find food."
"But I want them..." Micah moaned.

-Lengthy discussion and more moaning -
- 2 boys fighting over whose turn to hold the jar -
-Distractions...got ready to go our to the Science Center -

On the way back from the Science Center both the boys fell asleep.
I was surprised to find the ladybugs still in the jar. It was not covered. So I decided to give the bugs a break and send them off into the bushes while the boys were still asleep. We may have to look for more bug's grubs...

4 comments:

Ann said...

Haha....I was waiting for an update on this item as well!

Can quite understand your boys wanting to keep them! Maybe they are responsible enough to have a pet? (But that is highly dependent on your availability of free time as well..just in case!)

Kathie "Moomykin" Yeoh said...

We have pets. a black lab mix, an aquarium of fishes, a terapin and we feed the stray cats in our back lane. Micah was asking for a rabbit, bit it's really a lot of work already... for the grandparents! :P

Ann said...

Oppss....yeah, I think enough for them to handle! :)

pepperboy said...

They are so cute!!! And they've grown up so much already! Waaahhhh, I can't wait to come home and see them again. Haha, I like your stories, especially the video where Max was burping away. hahhaha. Can I link you to my blog?