After a week, they had quadrupled in size!! I couldn't believe how fast they grew! And I don't think anyone was more excited about it than me :)
Once they had all gotten into their snuggies, we carefully transferred them to their habitat, where they were supposed to hang out for 7-10 days. As luck would have it, we were leaving out of town on day 10. I offered many inspirational and encouraging remarks to get them to come out before we left. But they did not. I found a well known butterfly sitter to watch them for us while we were gone, and sure enough, they all emerged just hours before we came home!
We kept them inside with us for almost 2 weeks to wait for the hail and snow to stop, and then we finally released them! 9 butterflies in all!