We again enjoyed a super-yummy breakfast, and then headed to the garden center. The girls again picked petunias for their flower pots. Last year, they chose pink and purple; this year, purple and white.
I also picked out some begonias for our front flower bed. (This year is the first time I've planted our front beds since the girls were born...yikes!)
Baby A was quite the helper at the garden center. She insisted on pulling the flatbed wagon...and she did a pretty decent job!
When we got home, Daddy unloaded the car while the girls and I got our gardening gloves on. I can't remember that from last year, exactly, but this year was nothing short of hysterical. I thought the girls would be old enough to put their gloves on by themselves...but I was wrong! It was a real feat to help them, laboriously, get 20 fingers in place. My incessant laughing didn't make things go any more smoothly. Hee hee!
When we finally had our gloves on and our equipment in place, the girls did a great job dropping the plants into the holes I dug. They were troopers...helping through two pots of petunias and the front flower bed.
After our hard work, we relaxed for a few minutes with a snack on the picnic blanket I spread on the driveway, and then the girls wanted me to show them how to jump rope. They have a lot of practicing yet to do...but I had a great time!
I only took a few pictures yesterday. In contrast to last year, Daddy was working on potting our ferns while the girls and I took care of the flowers...so I didn't get as many action shots.
Still, it was so much fun to compare this year's pictures to last...
|2012...trying to figure out those gloves!|
|2013...the fruit of our labor!|
|2012...grow, little flowers, grow!|
Live long and prosper, petunias! We'll do it again next year!