Thursday, April 8, 2010


Despite my green thumb, I decided that Owen and Mason would enjoy growing a flower from some seeds. Well, mainly I wanted an excuse to scoop some dirt because they got some cool new "scoopers" for Easter. We went to the "flower store" and they each picked out a flower pot and a packet of seeds. I can't say I'm a big fan of waiting on little ol' seeds to germinate, but it's a good science lesson for O and M. Turns out, Owen and Mason aren't too big of fans of waiting either. They expected the seeds to turn into flowers before their eyes. So much so that they went and picked a blooming weed in our yard and stuck it in the pot of dirt. "Look! A flower!" The did enjoy the planting process and were very excited the next day to water again. I have NO idea if this is going to work out. No idea if the soil is "evenly moist." NO idea if the seeds they picked are easy to grow. If not, I'm going back to bean sprouts in a ziplock for my science lesson!

P.S. I wish I could say that the boys picked out their outfits...but it was me. The shirts were supposed to be nap shirts when their original ones got messy during lunch. They got up from nap, were anxious to go get their seeds, and hey, they were already dressed (if you can call it that)!

Seed Project