The best part about gardening this year will be getting Ella to help me out. I'm hoping it will be a great learning opportunity for her and I decided to start by getting her to help with the broccoli seeds. We took a trip (by trip I mean a 3 minute drive) to the gardening centre this morning to get our seeds and from there we seemed to get caught up in a few other activities! Either something outrageous always happens when I try to do a project - or I'm just a complete drama queen.
I realize there are several pics here, and I tried to narrow them down as much as possible. Let's be honest, though, the pics are the best part!
|the kids getting ready to go|
|Loaded up into the car..Ella avoiding the camera|
|Ella holding up the seeds we got from the store|
OK - back to the project.
|Ella and I are shovelling some of the soil into a bucket|
|Ella decided we needed another bucket full of soil (getting side-tracked part 1)|
|After my many attempts to get her to look at the camera, she finally does and this is what we ended up with|
|Getting side-tracked part 2|
|This is what I saw when I turned around after taking off my coat...yes, we are in the house and bucket is upside-down|
|Here is the empty bucket...if you look closely, you'll see all our soil on the carpet beside the bucket|
|All set up with our soil and egg carton|
|Getting Side-tracked part 3 - Ella had to go and get her doggy to 'watch' us...his name is Skittles|
|Finally, starting to put some soil in the egg cups. She is doing a great job here and surprisingly there was very little mess|
|Finishing up with the soil|
|Getting Side-tracked part 4...she had to take the doggy for a walk. Mommy finished planting the rest of the seeds.|
|Finished! Ready to water and sit on the kitchen counter|
Here's a look at some of the other shenanigans we got up to today:
|Harry's morning swing|
|Ella trying to climb up the slide|
|Harry trying to pull himself up on the funny farm...this is the only thing he hasn't mastered yet!|
|He's just about to give up because I have his bottle in my hand|
|Daddy and Ella reading bedtime books|