It is Friday, so it’s time for a Family Friday Favorite from the Mosley casa! It is also spring, and that makes me THINK of gardening, new life, you know…growing things. Since I don’t garden due to my
green black thumb, I always get a hankering to grow things in the Spring. I think my 3 sons are the same way.
This week I found our Butterfly Garden was unpacked and opened in our school room this week, so I took this as a “sign” from my boys–it’s time. They are ready to grow something too. Grant it, we won’t technically grow our butterflies, but it’s about the closest Mosleys get to growing things. So, I heeded the “sign” from my 3 little men and ordered our Insect Lore Live Butterfly Culture so that we can “grow” some butterflies around here. The cool painted lady caterpillars will arrive, and we will have an eyewitness account of God’s amazing miracle of transformation that occurs between the caterpillar to a butterfly. We have done this before as a family, and it is amazingly breathtaking to watch. If you’ve never grown butterflies with your children or grandchildren, make this the year that you do it!
Here’s one of our butterfly pets from 2 years ago. If you’re looking for a pet for your child and you only want a temporary pet, the painted lady butterflies are for you. (Are any other parents besides me nodding their heads in agreement? We don’t have pets in our home. Why? Because I have 3 boys. ’nuff said. ha!) You can explain to your children that butterflies were created by God to be released into nature; it would be cruel to keep them in their butterfly cage.
You know I love Usborne and being an Usborne Books & More consultant! I LOVE getting fabulous Usborne books for my boys so that we can use them with homeschooling. So, when I ordered our caterpillars, I also had to order the Usborne Caterpillars and Butterflies book! It’s a fabulous non-fiction book (only $4.99, and it’s hardback!! what?!?!?), and we will read it together during school time as we grow our butterflies.
This is a family favorite of ours that I’m excited to share with you! If your family ends up growing butterflies, send me some pictures of your butterfly pets! So excited to share this with you! Have a great weekend, friends!
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