Ever since we planted the little flower pots in Lady Bug’s room, she has been asking about doing a lot of gardening. She told me that she wants to plant more flowers outside. Then she said she wants to have a super big garden with lots of food to eat.
She was soo excited that I took her to the toy store and bought her some little kid gardening tools. We found more than I thought we would. I got her a mini hoe, shovel, rake, watering can, and even a cute set of gloves with a matching apron.
I’m not sure that we’re going to have a “super big” garden like she asked for, but at least now she can have fun playing in the dirt in the backyard. Maybe we can turn a kiddie pool into a garden for her. I bet she would live that!
My friend Suzi posted on her blog yesterday about ways to re-purpose pallets in her garden. Well I found another cool way to use them too! Recycle them into loungers like these. I found them on recyclart.org They look like a great way to use up pallets and have a relaxing place to sit in your garden.
Earth Day is around the corner. I’m teaching my daughter about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling. I want her to understand that it is our responsibility to take care of the Earth. I plan to do a few projects with her based on each of those principles to explain and reinforce this concept.
So far I’ve come up with starting a compost pile in the backyard, for the garden, to help recycle and reduce some of the waste we would normally throw away. I was also thinking it would be fun to have her sort the trash with me into the appropriate bins when we do recycling. I’m trying to think of some fun ideas for reusing items that she would get excited about. I can’t seem to think of any off the top of my head. I’d love any suggestions any of you migth have that I could do with my daughter.
Putting together Easter Baskets is something I look forward to every year. I like to get a really big wicker basket and decorate it with pretty pink and purple ribbons. I stuff the basket with artificial grass and sometimes some Easter confetti. This year I found some cute confetti that has little chicks, bunnies, and eggs. They make a mess but are too cute. I don’t ind vacuuming them up if they get all over the floor.
I went shopping yesterday to start getting all the pieces I plan to add to Lady Bug’s basket this year. I found the most precious, plush, floppy bunny that I’ve ever seen. It’s a pale brown color and has soft pink lining on his ears. I also got a couple of neat little puzzles for her to put together. Because she’s so obsessed with princesses and ponies I got her one of each. I also added in some containers with scented bubbles. She can’t seem to stop smiling when bubbles are involved. In addition to these I picked up some crayons,markers, and two coloring books.
To round out the basket filled with her favorite items, I added a few pieces of candy. What would and Easter basket be without a chocolate bunny? Of course I included the traditional marshmallow chicks and bunnies. And more for me than her, I added a big bag of jelly beans. I can’t seem to get enough of the little sugary bits. She always shares them with me so I gave her a big bag. I know she’ll love everything in basket this year. I can’t wait to see her face when she gets it Easter morning when she finds it sitting out in the garden.