Recently, on a trip to Target, I made a swing through the dollar bin. I found a couple plastic greenhouse kits. Our yard is not "plant habitable" (I'm hoping to post another blog post about the yard and my garden I'm planning in the next month) so this little greenhouse had to do. I bought Cilantro and Basil and had a planting party with Claire and Ashlyn. Claire loved it and learned a bit, for sure! How God grows plants and give us food is number one (helpful since both the plants we picked can be eaten. The discussion question also centered around "What do plants need to grow?!" Water, sunlight, soil! We said this over and over as we prepped our greenhouse and everytime we go out to check on our soil/seeds to see if they are moist. We are also talking a bit about "patience" :-) Hopefully, my little dollar seeds will spring up. Otherwise, we'll be trying the lesson again later, with seeds I'll probably pay a little more for. . .
In the meantime, I keep planting seeds of my own with the girls. Planting memories and ideas and love into the fertile soil of their hearts and praying the good stuff takes root, that our little green tomatoes grow into beautiful vines and that they forgive me for the times I may stumble and plant a weed or two.
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