Thursday, March 27, 2008

LadyBug Mania 2005

I recently found nine rolls of 35mm film that were from early 2005. After Jeremy got me my digital camera, I never got around to developing them. I finally took them in to Walmart last week, and have really enjoyed looking through all the pictures. Over the next few days I will post some 2005 flashbacks of the kids. It's amazing how much they've changed!! First though, I wanted to post a few pictures of one of Caitlyn and I's first homeschool science projects. She was only four at the time, but she really learned a ton. We purchased "Ladybug Land" and raised our own ladybugs from larvae. We had to feed them and water them. We learned all about the different species, labeled body parts, and read lots of books from the library. Caitlyn loved watching them grow and change each day. She was a little confused when we first received the ladybug larvae in the mail. They don't look anything like ladybugs at first. In fact, they actually look like tiny little alligators! Eventually, it was time to let them go. As you can see from the pictures, one of the ladybugs didn't want to leave. These are some of my favorite pictures of Caitlyn during this age. When I discovered these pictures amongst all the old film, I knew I had found a treasure. The innocence and joy on her face is priceless. Oh, if I could bottle that and keep it forever!


Jennifer Warriner said...

Shame on you for having old, undeveloped film! Isn't it great to find a hidden treasure though! I sure didn't know that you could purchase a Ladybug home and then buy Ladybug larva? Wow! Love the pictures.