Monday, 9 August 2010

Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow

That saying seems so apt at the moment. There's been a lot of comments about how much the kids are suddenly growing in the past couple of weeks. Em positively looks like a teenager with her new hair-do:

You see how she's working on that teenage look?!

And as for Xander, well he's going through that transition from toddlerhood to boyhood now. A baby no more, sniff!

Anyway, in a growing kind of theme, we've also been busy making other things grow in the past few months. Now, green fingered I ain't; I look at plants and they shrivel and die! But we've been working hard this year at growing a few things and the kids have got really involved. Back in March/April, they got some of those little 'Grow Your Own' seed kits and we set about planting the seeds. They sat on our windowsill until they were a few inches high and we planted them out in the garden:

OK, this is where my lack of plant skills came in and I let Rob take over! The kids had put too much in for evil garden woman to destroy all the seedlings! So, once they'd grown a bit more Rob got them in the ground and made sure they were watered.

Lo and behold, a couple of weeks ago we had this! The green beans were whoppers!

OK, exciting bit now, so me and Xander went out there and picked some for fear of a beanstalk growing and giants coming down to find our golden egss!

And, this is what I love, Xander won't touch a green bean bought from a shop...but he blooming well will if he's grown it himself!

Bonus! Cheap organic veg that the kids will eat!
Watch this space for potatoes, tomatoes, strawberries and, sniff, still ever growing munchkins!

1 comment:

Uma said...

LOL thats the trick make em grow it, then eat it!