for the love of caterpillars
While I was away, my very brave husband took both kids camping. Pictured: A caterpillar hunt that resulted in B temporarily adopting a large caterpillar and naming her Ella.
Ella somehow survived two days of nurturing by my children. At one point, she crawled up B's sleeve and into her shirt...which didn't at all concern my girl. She just calmly undressed to find the wayward bug. I love this about her, this fearlessness around bugs.
Before breaking down camp and heading home, the kids built Ella a new house in the woods and helped her get settled with the promise to return and visit again real soon.