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Friday, May 17, 2013

Here we grow again...

...yeah I know...the title is a bit cliche, but I couldn't think of anything else for this post. For one, we did grow something and for two, its cute.

So, I wanted to give my kids a sense of responsibility and since having pets is out of the question, I figured why not try a plant?! Who wouldn't love a plant. So off to Wal-Mart we go and we get seeds, potting soil, pots, and I think we are set. However, I ran into a lovely older lady who explained that since it is already May, the seeds we picked may not bloom in time, especially with the crazy weather we've been having. She made some suggestions and I took them.

We got two pots, one bag of small beginners (it doesn't really say beginners) potting soil, and two already in dirt plants.We got home and went outside, placing out all the materials that we needed, and played with the potting soil for a while.

We placed Jazzy's pot first, placing some dirt in the pot, and put her rooted plant into the dirted pot and then put more potting soil in the pot. We then did the same thing to Zeke's and potted his new plant as well, leaving them both outside for a few hours to get some sunshine.

I love their enthusiasm and their joy for these plants. They have wanted to take them outside for sun every day, they do that before they eat their breakfast. I love how awesome they are being with these plants. It is fun to watch and I love how they are enjoying watching them bloom.

This has been fun to watch and to learn with them and being able to see their growth in our small family project. Tomorrow is another day to grow some plants and to be able to share this experience with them.

(For some odd reason, the pictures are not uploading on this site...I will post pictures later)

Erika S ~