Sharing my camera phone photos. Telling the stories behind them. And bonus features. Every Friday. It's what I do.
I am so very excited! I want to see the whole process of the caterpillar becoming a butterfly. Because the whole process is pretty amazing. And symbolic for me. (I got a tattoo of a monarch butterfly in 2011).
Every day I check Bon Qui Qui Jr. to see how it's (he's? she's?) grown. Eric Carle was not kidding! Caterpillars are very hungry! One night I told Kaitlin that BQQ needed a new leaf and she told me that the teacher had only given her two leaves. And I was all like, WHAT?! How is our hungry caterpillar supposed to live off of just two leaves?! Those are going to be some pretty short power point presentations!
So I sent out a quick plea to my friend over facebook:
Their house is pretty much a monarch butterfly refuge during the summer, with caterpillars and chrysalis in various containers throughout the living room. I knew they had milkweed in their yard and they came through for Bon Qui Qui Jr. Now (he? she?) can get back to eating.
And pooping! I had no idea caterpillars poop so much.
Eric Carle never mentioned that.
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday = soccer.
Tuesday & Thursday = volleyball.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday = football.
Hello late-dinners-because-of-sports schedule. At first I was frustrated about that. But now I just go with it.
[deleted scenes bonus feature:]
Here are some of the photos that I rejected and why.
Left: I'm thinking too much about not getting a double chin to remember to smile. Way too... not friendly.
Middle: I was trying to recapture the last profile picture, but I rejected it because I decided that I didn't want to recapture it after all. I wanted to do something similar, but different.
Right: Still covering my face, I felt like this was too hide-or-seek. Or too "I have a headache."
[end deleted scenes bonus feature]
Not peaceful? The slums of Nairobi, Kenya, to name one place.
this. Probably the most important post I've written. Did you read it? If you did, then you saw a big part of my heart. What I want to be more about. I was so glad for the opportunity to be a (small) part of it by writing a post for the (in)courage project to fund some needs of the ministry of Mercy House Kenya.
I love it.
I also love that it's the weekend because I had a really difficult week at work. TGIF!
I'm @annebickle linking up with @jeannettg for InstaFriday.