They ran all over the yard chasing these things! It was a lot of fun watching them get better and better at catching them. At first we weren't very good at being 'gentle' with them. Oops. But before long they were catching them and keeping them alive. Sorry little 'shinny hinnies', rest in peace.
Pierson got a little frustrated as it got darker and they were getting harder to find. :)
But he sure was fascinated by the jar full of the little critters. (yes we poked holes in the lid so they could breath.) He thought he should get a penny for every bug he caught. Pennies are like gold around here! They will do anything for one! I love it! I think he thought he was helping control the bug population so he should be rewarded. :)
Maylin wanted to hold her friends for a while before she put them in the jar. She would say, "Mommy, MayYen catcha buga!"
I used to be upset that fireflies only came out during the summer, but now I understand that if we had them all the time we wouldn't appreciate the sheer entertainment they can bring to our lives. Thank you Jesus for all the fun you provide for us that we often take for granted.