Monday, October 19, 2009

Our first pepper and a garden friend...

So I'm not much of a "green thumb" but as you get older you tend to want to give things a try. That mixed with the desire to broaden my daughters horizons, I decided we'd have a fruit and veggie garden. It all started last Christmas. I started with a theme in regards to the gifts we would buy for our kids. Last years theme was "everything outdoors" We purchased a soccer net, a tether ball, skates, jump ropes, etc. For my daughter I purchased a small dresser from an antique store and turned it into a potting bench for her. I can't seem to find the photos I took of it so I'll have to post those later. In the meantime here,s her first bell pepper. I should have photographed the excitement on her face when she saw it! It was priceless.


and our second one!!


Here's some herbs we planted during the summer

and I couldn't believe my eyes when the kids called me out to see this GInormous spider!!!


Go ahead click on the picture- this size just doesn't do it justice!!

Yikes!!

8 comments:

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

EWWWW!

You know I hate spiders right? Not sure if I've mentioned that...

Dawn said...

I love seeing the first vegetable appear...what a thrill! I did a post for you with the Nuts and candles!!

Lissa said...

I remember when we planted tomatoes and I took my daughters out to see the first one... priceless!

LuLu said...

That is such a great idea... love having an outdoor theme.. so exciting for them to see things grow... yikes to your spider!
xo,
LuLu

Grace Like Kelly said...

I love love love when kids remind you how exciting things are....its like looking at life in such a whole new way. ahhhhh for spiders! I guess it can be more halloween decor.

Room to Inspire said...

It is really so exciting to see things grow - especially through the eyes of our kiddos! And yes, that spider is ginormous!

Chelsea

The Blythe Blog said...

so next time we see you...give me some fresh herbs! cause I'll actually cook with them! :)

Kristin said...

From a girl that can kill a silk plant I am in awe!
Spiders I say yikes to, but she somehow suspended is elegant close up.Funny my niece was walking around with a spider the size of my hand with its legs extended in tupperware. I said to her eeeeek what is that?!!!!! She looked at me matter of fact and said "It is a spider you silly!" Oh my. I made her release it. The end!

Happy, blessed, smile-filled day to you!