Happy 4th of July to everyone back home! We had a party here last night for all of our American friends and everyone else who wanted to come celebrate with us. We even had a surprise guest who ended up being the life of the party. Meet the praying mantis who came out to celebrate her freedom.

We could almost hear her miniature squee of delight when Fletch offered her some cheese.

She made a few new friends, always remembering that eye contact is crucial.

She accessorized some already stylin' hats. 

She tried some of our homemade jungle juice (or hunch punch). 

And she even tried to braid some hair. 

Happy Independence Day!