Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sowing Seeds

On Sunday morning, our girls slept in until 8 am, a rare occurrence in our house.  The 
extra sleep left me with an amazing burst of energy to start my day, a much needed 
break from our usual early mornings.  We had a big breakfast and then set out for 
the hardware store, stocking up on items needed for our long to-do list.  Shawn mowed 
the lawn and trimmed bushes.  Isabelle and I planted a new rose bush and cleaned up 
the garden bed I have set aside for the girls' flower garden.  Brees played in the dirt, 
watched over the dogs, and then enjoyed a bike ride with mama.  We were able to get 
so many things done around the yard, all while listening to music and playing in the 
perfect springtime weather.  Isabelle and I planted a long row of sunflower seeds and I 
can hardly wait to watch them grow.  Gardening with my girls is definitely one of my 
favorite parts of motherhood.  I am not a crafty person by any means, I don't know how 
to sew or make pretty things.  Growing up in the country in a family of farmers, 
however, taught me how to use my hands to build and grow things.  These are the things 
I will teach my daughters: how to be outside and live productively, how to work hard 
and have something to show for it at the end of the day.  I hope that they will always 
enjoy being outdoors as much as they do now.  I hope that these days spent working 
outside together as a family will serve as some of their happiest memories. 













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4 comments:

Hilary@BabyMooHoo said...

i have so many memories of weeding & planting & raking alongside my parents. your girls will remember those moments forever--and love that their mama was not afraid to get her hands dirty, and had the power to make beautiful things grow. such a great day!

deanna@delirious-rhapsody said...

i love gardening. getting my hands in the dirt and getting something accomplished makes me so happy. :) we love our baby bike seat over here too. many, many bike rides are taken weekly.

Sara said...

I really do think children are meant to learn and grow in nature and I'm sure your girls will treasure these moments always. You have such a beautiful home with plenty of outdoor space for them to roam, I love it! :)

Randalin. said...

Love, love, love the pictures - especially that last one. You are such a lucky mama!

This summer is going to be AHHH-MAZING!