Sharing the Joy of Planting

Sunday afternoon, a family from church came to eat dinner with us.  When this family comes, I try to have an activity planned for the two little girls.  Usually it's some kind of craft, but this time I told them we were going to plant seeds.  Their mom quickly told me that the girls didn't bring any play clothes, so I grabbed two of my dad's t-shirts and put them over the girls' dresses.  It was too cute for words to see how these shirts were so big on them!

After I showed them my little beans that were sprouting, they were convinced that planting seeds would be fun.  So then we went outside on the front stoop and began planting beans in a bowl.  I listened to stories from their preschool and first grade classes and watched how two sisters could show their different personalities even while completing this little activity.

The oldest one talked about any and everything, while the youngest one very quietly and meticulously completed each step.  It was amazing!  In the end, both girls had planted their seeds and placed them in the sun while we ate our spaghetti dinner.  I'll definitely be sure to check in with their bean progression.  :-)

Speaking of beans, here is the way my beans were on Sunday.

And this is what I noticed after work on Tuesday.  (Pardon the cell phone pic.)  Guess I need to find these babies a new temporary home before going into the ground.

Now, I need to plant this beautiful gardenia bush that was given to me.  Did I mention that before?  I just found the right spot for it in my yard.  :-)

Happy Spring,

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  1. Beautiful pics, you got take some more pics of the gardenia bush,and your beans are growing fast.

  2. Aww they are doing to great. That's so awesome that you had little hands helping it's so sweet. Your plants are looking really great. You surely have a green thumb. Or two.

  3. The girls must have loved this! The big t-shirts remind me of being a kid. In art class we were given big men's shirts as smocks! Your sprouts are looking good. :)

  4. You are just the sweetest Libby! I know those little cuties were so excited with that little project. :)

  5. Looks like this will be an exciting season for you. I just feel that you will make a great mum to some great little ones!

  6. Sounds like to fun to share planting seeds with the two girls! Your beans look awesome. I planted some directly in the grand and they sprouted pretty quickly. It's so exciting so see them growing.

  7. How wonderful -- what a great hostess you are! I can imagine they thought the planting was fun, and I know they are looking forward to their sprouts. That first bean sprout picture is so artistic! Love it.

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  9. I am so jealous of gardeners! Such beauty in all these photos! And I love the new look, Libby. Lovely!!


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