Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Great Growing Turtle

Back in January, Avery got this little turtle as part of a gift bag at a birthday he went to. It's supposed to grow in water for up to a week. Well, I finally gave up some of my meager counter space to a giant bowl for the thing to grow in. We let it go longer than a week and, as you can see, it got a lot bigger!

Once you take it out of the water it's supposed to shrink back down. I was going to wait to see how long it took to shrink before posting, but here it is 6 weeks later and it's still not as small as when it started! It did, however, lose it's front limbs almost immediately. Poor turtle. Apparently Avery's still hanging on to the amputations. Here's he is, with his lost limbs, back in the bowl for old time's sake.


Mom said...

Weren't you afraid it would get out of the bowl in the middle of the night and go 'bump'?

Speaking of growing things, did the amarylis survive?

Laura Marriott said...

For some reason I just really really love this post :)

Melinda said...

Evie's getting some 'growing' thingies for Easter and I can't wait to see her reaction to them!

Wisconsin Willeys said...

That is pretty impressive. Looks like your going to need a bigger bowl soon.