Friday, March 20, 2009

Sowin' Seeds and Sunshine

My dad always has a beautiful garden. He has for as long as I can remember. I love that my dad is a gardener. My grandparents always were too--until they got to where they weren't physically able to put in all the hard work a garden requires. Now that Daddy is retired, he is able to devote more time to his garden and has even planted potatoes at Grandma and Grandpa's house in addition to his own garden.

This year, my dad decided to till a small spot of soil for the grandkids to plant their own garden. Cason, Cali, and Kenli stayed with Gigi and Papa yesterday and got to plant their rows. Em and I went out today, and she got to plant hers. She planted beans, radishes, pumpkins, and carrots. She was very cute squatting beside my dad and dropping her seeds into place.

Then she got to help in the big garden! Dad tilled two rows, Em following right beside him until we realized she was walking in a row of tomato plants! She had a really good time, and I'm so glad that my dad is teaching her about gardening and sowing more than just vegetable seeds in her life. I'm thankful that my parents sowed seeds in my life too--seeds of time, love, faith, I could go on and on. I love you Mom and Dad!


Anonymous said...

These pictures are priceless!!! I really believe that Emma will truly treasure these one day! You're parents are too sweet too- hope ya'll had a great Spring Break!


Emma looks so grown up out there in the garden. The pictures are great and will be so special to Miss Emma when she is a mommy herself.