After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Instant Gratification

In the recent past, we have planted our garden from mainly seeds.  It occurred to me today, when Felicity was overjoyed by a six pack, that the kids probably don't know much of planting store bought plants.

Papa recently filled his yard with petunias and had 3 six packs left over, and so gave them to us for our garden.  The kids were excited to take out the little individual plants and transplant them for me. 

Here's Lissy checking out the roots.

Kian was cracking me up.  When I told him to push his plant nice and good into the soil, he planted his fat palm right on top of the plant and squished it firmly.  :)
Well, he followed directions!
We planted these petunias inside our rotting out railroad posts near our Spring compost pile, hoping that they'll spill down the ugly posts and be a welcoming sight as we arrive home, as this is where we park our van.
Instant gratification for the kids.
Thanks Papa!

And I got a little bit of instant gratification this morning when I opened my bathroom window and noticed that both our apple trees in the backyard had exploded in bloom while we were gone all week!  They are literally breath taking!  And they are full of sweet little pollinators who are VERY welcomed in our garden!

A sweet little reminder of my dear friend's baby girl, who just celebrated her 6th birthday in heaven two days ago.  Apple blossoms adorned all the tables at her memorial and I think when I'm 90, I'll think of Olivia every time the apple trees blossom.


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    1. Thank you. Her wonderful Auntie in Alaska made that for her birthday. For some reason, it has become her "farmer girl skirt". Maybe because it just looks perfect in the garden.

  2. we almost always have planted from seed as well too.... definitely not as instantly gratifying as transplanting! And I love lissy's skirt too!!