Sunday, May 25, 2008

We are Made of Dreams and Bones

I can't get the gardening song by Peter, Paul, and Mary out of my head!

Inch by inch

row by row
gonna make this garden grow

all it takes is a rake and a hoe

and a piece of fertile ground ...

We planted many seeds, flowers, vegetables and herbs last week. In our seed trays in the kitchen (which is also our science lab, school room, and art studio), we planted Love Lies Bleeding seeds, Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate seeds, Bluestem prairire grass seeds, and heirloom pansy plants. Max and Mitchell caught the gardening bug in their little garden glove hands as they picked out their own flowers and planted them in their special green pots. The colorful plants look so beautiful on the deck! This year Max did almost all of the work on his pot himself. The boys have been watering their pots of flowers daily, and Mitchell's favorite pot gets many drinks throughout the day.

Wrestling matches are impropmtu events at our house at least twenty times a day, even when we are planting flowers. The oversized bag of potting soil was too tempting for wiggly bodies to resist! If you have spent any time with us, you have probably heard me say, "Max and Mitchell, keep your hands on your own bodies!" or "No wrestling without Daddy!"

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