You haven't lived until you've tried to plant a garden with 3 small children.
Actually, you can use that sentence for any experience.
You haven't lived until you've...bathed 4 small children in a bathtub at the same time.
You haven't lived until you've...taken 5 small children to Wal-Mart.
You haven't lived until you've...fed 4 small children cupcakes with rainbow colored ice cream.
Anyway, I digress...
Our new backyard came equipped with a fenced garden patch, complete with already planted strawberries and a sprinkler system.
After weeding the whole thing, we decided it was high time to plant it...lest the weeds return. So, despite our fear of snakes, we loaded up our crew and headed to Walmart's garden department to get our garden on.
We loaded up one cart with kids and another cart with tomatoes, basil, cilantro, onions, peppers, sweet peas, zucchini and squash plants. I threw in a few marigolds on Amy's advice that they'd keep ants away. And, each kid got to pick a packet of seeds. So, we planted broccoli (the one vegetable that is a consistent favorite), carrots, sunflowers, Swiss chard and jack-o-lanterns. Unfortunately, I didn't have any garden markers and with all the little hands helping, I didn't get any of the rows marked. I guess we'll just see what blooms where it's planted!
|Sam & Glory examining roly-polies|
|Kate holding a worm|
Amy came out and snapped a few pictures until her napping charges woke up.
Then, we took them all inside, fed them rainbow cupcakes and gave them a bath.