After releasing the 15 butterflies, we picked up the last 9 caterpillars from our milk weed plant. So, we released 2 yesterday. One chrysalis didn’t make it.. 6 more to go.
Yesterday we released 3 more butterflies!
We’ve been raising 15 caterpillars and so far have let 5 butterflies go. We have a milk weed plant in front of our house but last week the gardeners butchered it!! Luckily, I saved those 15 the day before (not knowing! Just on a whim bought a butterfly keeper.). Prior to the butchering, I had never noticed any chrysalises. Thought maybe the geckos, lizards, and birds ate the caterpillars before they could cocoon.. So, I’ve been enjoying watching these little guys get big! T on the other hand hates the smell of our house when we get home – hot milk weed leaves. Oh, well. It makes me happy to see these guys fly away :D
So very obsessed with this little project :) How I love mother earth. What a wonderful world we have when we can appreciate the beauty of nature.
As I left my student’s house to meet Trevor outside in the truck after a LOOONG day of work, I was surprised by my lovely boyfriend – cupcakes! Along with a new Hurley Sea Warriors shirt from HPU! Guess bf knew it was a rough week and we each deserved cupcakes and shirts :)
T got us both red velvet (By the way, I LOVE quoting Penny from Happy Endings, “Red velvet? That’s just chocolate with food coloring, ya dumb moron.” Hahaha.), a mango, and a root beer.
I’m sorry to say but they weren’t that great.. Ha, but T and I were happy to indulge.
As you can see, I must have had a loooooooong work week..
Saturday we surfed Barbers Point AGAIN! And it was so fun! Bigger waves. And our new shirts! And we ran into the VW bus from last Sunday!
Saturday night we had a date :) We ate dinner at Tokoname, one of our favorite local sushi spots.
Trevor wanted me to try something new. I’m usually reluctant to try new things because I know what I like and I’m pretty sure I know what I don’t like. But I took his advice and tried the Maguro roll (spicy ahi tuna baked on a cali roll, topped with a kabayaki sauce). IT WAS SUPER ONO! My new favorite roll!!
We finished our meal with a scoop of green tea ice cream.
Mmm. Mmm. Mmm.