Lyla is as curious and inquisitive as they come, and I've had a blast this summer starting to do little "experiments" with her like planting flowers and watching daily as they grow and bloom, noticing the smells and colors. A few weeks ago we got a butterfly kit that let's you watch as the caterpillars grow, create cocoons, and then become butterflies. It was pretty amazing to see them grow significantly each day. When they made their appearance as butterflies Lyla got to put flowers in their habitat and feed them sugar water. She was a pretty good little butterfly mama. :)
The other day (after Tim got caught several times sitting on the counter next to them, licking his chops) we set them free. Both girls were pretty thrilled to watch them fly away, one at a time. One even let me hold it and another climbed onto Lyla's little finger.
I hope she remembers this! I know I will. :)