Saturday, February 27, 2010

When Winter and Spring Collide

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.

See? Now there's a master of the shovel.
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).


Anonymous said...

Wow! You do have grass at your house. Could not have proved it by me!!

The garden looks great! She sounds like a "little Hannah."

Thanks for the blog and pictures!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh I love these pictures...did you make those hats? They are darling. DeLaynie has the most tender heart..I love it:) What a great idea to help her look forward to Spring!

Leigh Anne said...

I hope you are doing good in your new Artic environment! The girls are getting so big....and I think the garden is great!