Friday, May 30, 2008

An update on the "frog hugging..."

So...

the frogs FINALLY stopped "hugging"! It took them over 24 hours to FINISH their "huggging"...but they finally quit.

Well.....

Not to long after that stopped, the eggs began to appear and there were a whole bunch!...I mean there were a slew of eggs...(I'm not exactly sure how much a slew is...but, in this case, a slew is A-LOT!" There were, according to my research, about 500 eggs. Yep, I said five-hundred.

So of course my kids wanted to know what all the "black things" were on the bottom of the frog tank...so we told them they were baby frogs. They are so excited! They could not believe how many baby frogs we were going to have...oops...maybe Paul and I should have discussed how many we were going to keep before we told the kids that the black things were baby frogs...so we learn for next time...

So of course I then go and do some more research about how to keep these baby frogs. I have a little experience because we grew the two frogs that we have now (that started this whole mess) from tadpoles. My mom got these tadpoles from a website called growafrog.com. Yep...growafrog.com. She got them for the boys for Christmas 2006. So really this whole thing is her fault...in a good way, of course! Thanks mom...love you.

Short side note...if you have little ones...this is a REALLY fun project! My kids absolutely loved watching the tadpole grow into a frog...and now we get to do it again...with a bunch more!

So we now have the eggs in the proper containers and water and food and they are beginning to hatch. They are miniscule...no bigger than this ~ seriously...that's how big they are.

It's been really fun to talk about God's creation and how God created the frogs and how He thought through the whole process of the frogs beginning as tadpoles and growing and adapting into frogs...amazing...truly.

I'll let you know what happens. I know you will all be waiting on the edge of your seat with baded breath to hear the next installment of the frog story...I promise not to disappoint!

1 comment:

Jennifer Raack said...

I wish we lived closer. My youngest son would love to have a tadpole that turns into a frog!