Today was Snacks' last day of kindergarten. He got up at 5:00 a.m. and asked if he could go right out to the back yard to check on the caterpillar he'd brought home from the woods by the school yesterday.
The caterpillar apparently wasn't smart enough to climb out of the open Kleenex box overnight, so Snacks was happy to report that "he" was still there at the crack of dawn. He traveled back to school again this morning to be admired by all Snacks' classmates. Somehow he stayed in the Kleenex box all day, and even got to go to the end-of-school assembly.
After school Snacks' got to play with his three favorite school friends. They gathered about 30 more caterpillars from the school grounds and woods--luckily only about 10 of those made it into our Kleenex box.
We had to stop at home on the way to our celebratory lunch to drop the caterpillars off so they didn't roast in the car (or crawl out of the Kleenex box, for that matter...) We pulled together a quick homemade terrarium for them.
After lunch and ice cream--and a quick stop at Dowling to water--Snacks spent the rest of the afternoon naming and watching the caterpillars.
Before bed, Snacks and I sat on the couch and went through his "Summer Suitcase". It was so cool to look over all his school work and art work from the past year. I can't believe how much he's grown and changed since September.