Thursday, June 2, 2011

Playing in the Dirt and Planting Green Beans

This morning I decided to be smart and get outside in the garden before it got hot. So after the kids had breakfast and I had loaded the dishwasher and started a load of laundry, we headed out.

Before we started planting I enjoyed a cup of coffee and watched the kids play. What a nice way to start the day.

Then we headed on down to the garden.

The dirt was so much fun to play in we almost forgot to plant the seeds. It didn't take long for all the shoes and socks to come off.

Even Roni enjoyed the cool dirt. This innocent face hides a scheming mind and a few minutes later she ran off with Hunter's shoe.

Where are my feet?

I'm digging for treasure!

We finally got around to planting.

Michael wanted a turn at making rows so I let him try. But he was so enthusiastic I feared for the safety of everyone's toes so his row digging career came to a quick end.

No toes (or shoes) were harmed in the writing and photographing of this post and four rows of green beans were successfully planted.

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  1. oh fun - that is so my dog (in the dirt)! OR digging his way to China.

  2. I don't think we would have gotten around to planting either :) J just adores getting completely covered in dirt..well anything really :)

    I am very jealous of your sunshine and your beautiful garden (it looks enormous - how much land do you have?)

    Thanks for sharing with us. See you again next Friday :)

  3. Thanks for linking up with the Play Academy. Wonderful sensory play idea (and very funny picture of Roni!)

  4. Dirt - the simple things are often the best things! And like Kate I envy you your space and your sunshine - very cold here in Sydney today!

  5. love the feet in the dirt pic especially! new follower from mama pea pod- outdoor play!

  6. Hey Rose :) You know I love dirt! I featured this on this week's It's Playtime : Gardening -- thanks so much for always coming to play!