Well they grew,
and grew! Until finally....
one morning when we went to feed the tadpoles, we found a froglet sitting on a rock!
One transformation was enough for us! There were a couple other tadpoles that had legs, and were probably close to metamorphosing, but we all agreed it was time to set them free. With Daddy's help, we headed to a small stream nearby.
The kids had fun scooping up our tadpoles and froglets in order to release them.
Naomi had the honor of releasing the froglet that had metamorphosed the most.
They were so excited to set them free!
Nathan needed help so he didn't fall in.
Our biggest froglet, happy and free in his natural habitat. Don't let this close up photo fool you as to his actual size! He was no bigger than the nail on my pinky finger.
I am so glad we persevered through slow changing tadpoles, and stinky water changes (thank you Jim!). What an amazing thing for our kids to observe!