Lightning Bug Delight

Saturday night was magical! My best friend, Wendy, and her son, Alex, came over to my parents' house to spend the night. My parents' backyard is gorgeous, and after dinner, we took the kids out to catch lightning bugs. I grew up doing this all the time, but neither Wendy nor I could ever remember seeing as many as were out there Saturday night... Glittering lights everywhere - it was like a real live fairyland!

We told the kids they could go to sleep with their catches beside their beds and that we'd come get them & set them free after they were asleep; but tenderhearted Will was so worried that his 15 lightning bugs were hungry. He convinced Annelise & Alex that they should all release theirs before going in for the night. :-)

Fly away free: