Long, long ago, in pre-Phoebe days, I picked up this butterfly kit.

Butterfly Kit

Two years later, I finally got around to ordering our caterpillars, and today, they arrived.

Live caterpillars

They came in a jar filled with all the food they’ll need to grow into adults.

The caterpillar jar

There are five of them.


That’s one for each family member.

Crawling caterpillars

Even Phoebe, who thinks they’re gross.


We’ll let you know how it goes.

*That’s the butterfly kit catch phrase. I didn’t come up with that on my own.