We were supposed to go to a MOMS club seed planting event this morning. I had been telling Elias about it for a week or so now. He was very excited. However, Simon just hasn’t been able to fully kick whatever virus he had. I thought he was over it for a few days, and now it seems to be hanging around or coming back. Plus, there was sickness in the hosts house over the weekend, and I didn’t want him exposed with his weak immune system.
So…we had a slow morning. All of a sudden, Elias said to me, “It’s Tuesday. It’s seaweed planting day!” I felt so bad and guilty! We piled in the car, dropped off a forgotten lunch to a certain Daddy, and then headed to Fred Meyers. I let Elias choose any seeds he wanted, and he went a bit wild. I think we left the place with about 15 seed packets….enough seeds to last 50 years!
After Simon went down for his nap, we found a (very short) break in the rain, and went out for the dirt. Elias was very excited to “play” in the dirt.
Then we went inside to plant. Elias first chose yellow pear tomato. Who knows what those are. I certainly had never seen one before. I guess we’ll find out! He was very interested in the seeds, and looking at the different sizes, shapes, and colors.
Here is Elias…proud of his finished product. He planted brocolli, yellow pear tomato, regular tomato, green bean, lettuce, pumpkin, watermelon (2 types), carrot, radish, coleus, zinnia, some other flower I don’t know, and probably a few more I have forgotten.
Now I am just praying that they grow. I’m so bad with plants, and while Elias did most of the work, I had my hand in it too. I’d love for him to see this whole process through transplanting, and picking the fruits of his labor. Good job, little man!