Tuesday, April 13, 2010
The Easter Bunny brought Eleanore a set of tin buckets, a bag of soil, and lots and lots of beautiful flowers that needed to be planted. After our egg hunt and a bite to eat, we changed out of our holiday outfits, put on some warm weather clothes, soaked ourselves in sunblock (I'd be lost without spf in a can, by the way), and out we went- to plant our first flower garden!
We set ourselves up on the driveway, right beside the grass. We put on our gardening gloves and got out our tools, we scooped dirt, we chased after runaway buckets that had been swiped away by curious little babies, and when all was said and done, we lined up our flower filled buckets along the brick wall on the front porch, to watch our new garden grow.
I never thought I'd be interested in gardening. I've always disliked the feel of dirt on my hands. And then, I discovered gloves.
I never thought that I'd want to go for a stroll in the garden center as a form of relaxation, because as a child, I did everything possible to avoid it.
Thank you Easter Bunny, for bringing us the perfect afternoon, and the supplies for many more.