Thursday, May 19, 2011

A slumber party and a visit to a greenhouse

The girls and I visited my mom and dad since Brandon was camping with the guys in Wet and Wild West Virginia (funny story there - Brandon thought that was WV's state slogan). My mom invited us over for a slumber party since our air conditioning was on the fritz. It was around 85 in our house. It was nice to have time with my parents and to be with the girls there. They love visiting Momma and Poppa. Ava said her favorite part was Poppa reading to them at night.

The next morning we woke up and went to Yutzy's and then we visited Cooley's in Plain City. We got soil, potting mix and some flowers and herbs. If you haven't been there--go! It's owned by friends from high school and has some beautiful flowers and pottery. Mom got these amazing outdoor lights with eco-friendly burning oil. 

Petal, a local brand owned by Carrie, also sells some cute items. And Cooley's are on Groupon for one more day with a great deal.

Mom and Sophia gardening, or flowering? 

Ava dancing on the porch.

Dad's best Mr Wilson impression. 

How cute is this? 

Sophia and I before Mom and Ava got there at Cooley's greenhouse. 

Planting flowers with the girls. We brought home purple and white wavy petunias. 

Girls plus water always equals fun. 

Ava staking out the distance between our edibles. 

The popsicle sticks were nice to gauge distances between veggie seeds. It also made it easier for Ava to put the seeds in under the sticks. 

Our completed veggie bed with peas, beans, kale, lettuce, and tom. 

We got our dirt and potting mix from Cooley's. 

I really hope my heirloom beefsteak tom. grow! 

Ava planted this by herself (and a little help). She really did a great job! She even loosened the roots on the bottom and put the flowers in by herself.

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