Friday, April 16, 2010

Spring Sproing We are Growing

Spring has sprung up all around us finally, so we're out of the den and back into the world. I've been busy getting things ready in the garden and Alex and Dani helped put our seeds in the seed starter pots again this year. Dani chose to do one tray of flowers and Alex did all the tomatoes and peppers - she put over 100 teensy tiny seeds into soil and I've decided that kid fingers are perfect for this job - I can't hold a minuscule tomato seed between my thumb and pointer, but she can! Most of these have sprouted, so we'll be looking for homes for extra plants again this year. 8 varieties of tomatoes and 4 pepper colors! Plus all the plants we plan to direct seed outside - summer squash, peas (already planted but not sprouting...), watermelon (a first try this year), carrots, soybeans, lettuces (planted but growing sloooowly this year), and cucumbers (my fav!). I'll take pics of our newly expanded veggie bed soon. :)

With all this planting (and sorting, tagging, and pricing for the upcoming twins club garage sale...) I've missed so many blogging opportunities, especially the girls' fourth birthday. (Yes, FOUR! They are amazing little people now. I LOVE age 3-4. Let's freeze 'em here!) I plan to rectify this omission after Ben's birthday fun is done (tomorrow! Yikes! TWO?! My baby... snif!) and the sale is over. Each of our kids is so unique and has their own hilarious, wonderful ideas. I'd like to do a spotlight on each one. In 20 years, we'll certainly come back here to the blog to solve arguments on what Alex's imaginary friends' names were, or what Ben's favorite things to do were when he turned two, or who learned to do a jump spin first...

The kids were accidentally dressed in coordinating clothes yesterday, so I dragged them out front for pics! Here are the four best.