This week's project was to plant a, um, garden. DeLaynie's been begging to have a garden. You'll see in a minute why an outdoor garden isn't feasible at the moment. We used an old egg carton to house our dirt and seeds, which will hopefully turn into daisies in the coming weeks.
The warmest room in our home is the bathroom, and the window is about 4 1/2 feet off the ground, putting the dirt out of reach. We decided to make this the location of DeLaynie's Garden, Stage 1.
Now, I have friends who have degrees in forestry and horticulture, and my grandparents can plant seashells and grow a beach, so I know that there are people reading this post who are thinking up all of the mistakes that I made. Please don't tell DeLaynie. Right now she thinks that her mommy is amazing for turning an egg crate into a garden. Let's leave it that way. If nothing grows, I'll make a trip to Walmart, and buy a pot of daisies.
One of the family activities these days is the shoveling of snow. Edwin does it out of obligation; DeLaynie out of a desire to be helpful; Ella out of jealousy toward DeLaynie.
Some of us are better at it than others.
Here are a few pictures of random moments, enjoying a warm day. You could actually find grass, which made DeLaynie very happy!
Ella really seemed to enjoy throwing ice. It's the simple things (as long as those simple things involve mild violence).