... yesterday! We bought a butterfly kit from the library a couple weeks ago when a butterfly garden lady came to talk about what they eat and how they eat it and stuff.
BTW, that ended up being a borderline disaster for us. The room was FULL of people and we were in the middle, so my kids couldn't hear what the lady was saying, and Nathan was tired, so we ended up looking at books til it was over.
Anywho, we came home with a caterpillar, which Lydi was thrilled about and gave the name Olivia. But I was skeptical. And then it pupated, so we followed the directions and discarded the food container, which meant dumping the cocoon into the cup and I hoped we were doing it right, but I was still skeptical. I would look at the cocoon occasionally but I forgot about it for couple of days until yesterday. I just happened to stop and take a look and there it was, A BUTTERFLY! Seriously, this was so exciting to me. I really didn't expect it to work. So I ran and told Lydi she had to come see something. She didn't know what was going on. I think my excitement freaked her out, but she got excited when she saw it too. We released it quickly cause I was afraid we'd waited too long or something because it seemed lethargic and there was red stuff in the cup that looked like blood. I hope we didn't let it go too soon!