Green Thumb

When my parents asked me what I thought Sarah would like for her birthday I immediately knew the answer. Our girls love all things outdoors. While outside Sarah LOVES to water and take care of plants. She helped me change out our front walkway when I switched out it’s contents, has always asked to help water my parents tomato’s and flower pots. Like most kids, water brings her immediate happiness. Recently my sister and I have been talking about how nice it is when some gifts are not necessarily an item, but a memory made. With this thought in mind I knew I had been wanting to teach Sarah more about gardening, and figured my mom, the green thumb queen, could be an even better teacher. Mom always asks and encourages Sarah to help her with her outdoor planting adventures. Whether it be watering pots, picking tomatoes or plucking figs off a tree and eating them there in the yard, I knew there was no better gift than bringing those memories into our own home.

I had found some gardening tools that I wanted to get Sarah so I told my mom about it and let them go from there. They not only got her the garden tools, but a watering can, bag of fertilizer and a box of flowers.

I love gifts that are used to make and create memories. Gifts that get your hands dirty and teach kids about new things.

Here are the goods, before relocation





The beginning of growth


Memory in the Making


Getting her hands, and everything else, dirty





Their finished products


Getting use of her very own watering can


Elanor watching from the coupe


Goofy Love


Later that day, after a much needed bath, Sarah insisted on continually checking on her flowers. She went out and reported back that the yellow one was growing. Looks like she has her Nana’s green thumb!


2 Thoughts on “Green Thumb

  1. Miriah on March 28, 2014 at 10:42 pm said:

    This is the cutest. I can’t wait until Addison can do fun things like this :) We need a mud tub they can play in! :)

  2. Matt on April 3, 2014 at 8:15 pm said:

    We tried doing this with Graycie a few weeks back… I think it was more of a lesson in patience for us! I have to admit we could have probably done better (one of those moments where you wonder, are we being to hard and expecting too much out of our 2.5 yr old, or are we being too easy and letting her get away with making a huge mess)… Of course that question seems petty when I see what joy you guys made OUT OF THE MESS! Sometimes I feel so sucky.

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