Friday, June 25, 2010

Week in Review - Frogs, fruit & fun!

This week was our first week back to our regular school schedule. If you read my earlier post, we've decided to try a more year round school schedule. I like short sessions with more breaks built in throughout the year, rather than going for 9 months and then getting 2 months off in the summer.

So... some exciting things that happened at our house this week:

The frogs finally arrived! We have been waiting since March 19th for these cute little guys! Here's a look back at their growth over the past three months.

Three days after we collected them and the eggs are already changing!

Two days later and they've hatched. I put this tiny guy into a petri dish so that I could get a good picture of him.

Now the waiting begins. First they just get bigger and bigger, and then finally...back legs appear, we watch as they get even bigger and stronger. Finally, front legs appear! Just about there...

Shortly thereafter, after watching them for 3 months and 6 days, success! A frog!! Is he cute or what?

We have fruit! We have a bunch of cantaloupes and watermelons growing in our small garden. We have tiny watermelons growing five feet off the ground. The largest one is about two feet up. I can't wait until they get huge! What a sight that will be. This is a science experiment in itself! Who thinks the vines will hold? I've been assured that they will. We saw HUGE pumpkins growing about 8 feet off the ground at Epcot. The boys are so excited. The cantaloupes are Ryan's, and the watermelons are Adam's.


  1. That is SO COOL! I need to try that again. I collected frog eggs as a child...but they never made it :(

  2. Very cool week. We "grew" frogs from tadpoles once. I'd like to do it again. It was a very cool experience.

    Yay on the watermelons! I've never had much luck with growing things...anything. *sigh*