Thursday, May 19, 2016

Sweet Faces and Gardening

 Hello spring chickens!  Birdie and Miss Bug invited me to the special persons tea on their last day of the home school extension program (for the year).  Aw!  It was fun to sit with them, drink tea, and visit with another granny at our table.  The director explained that we were to make sure we did NOT use more than one cup and that we just take two cookies, no more.  It kind of cracked me up and reminded me of one of the things I found difficult when I taught middle school.  I did NOT like explaining things over and over and over.  After sitting through two teas I will never waste a paper cup again.  Lol.  
 Today was Plum Cake day.  We shopped for swimsuits.  She picked out a one piece with lots of hearts printed on it.  She insisted on wearing it for the rest of the day.  The sun was shining so it was a good choice!  
 She met up with another three year old girl at the park (and a brother) and while they roared around and played I talked to the sweet mama.  She was such a smiley face mother.  I like that kind, don't you?
We planted two coleus and some pansies in the shady spot outside.  I did a lot of planting yesterday and my body is achey and sore.  Wimp!  Oh well.  Maybe tomorrow I will feel like Superwoman.  As you see I have a lot more planting to do.  And there are all those seeds I showed you. . . 
 Plum likes to wash dishes.  She insisted I move my deck chair right beside her in order to protect her from bugs.  Ha!
I am planting a HUGE number of marigolds this year!  I love the kind that look like this.

I have more to say but I'll say it next time.  Thank you for popping in, flower face.  

20 comments:

Melanie said...

I do like marigolds. I understand they are fairly easy to grow and maintain. Might be an idea for my flower pots. Cute photos of Plum!

Lisa Richards said...

I've planted the same color of marigolds, and my petunias are called watercolor mix, which probably influenced my decision to purchase them, lol. Actually, I can never decide which color I like best, so a mixture of colors is my cop out. :)
Grandgirls are so much fun!

happywonderer.com said...

One cup and two cookies. Glad you listened! That is too funny about insisting on wearing the bathing suit all day! You would have to give me a large cash sum to even get into a bathing suit these days! Have a great evening and Friday!

Granny Marigold said...

I guess it's pretty obvious that I like Marigolds. That's one of the reasons my granddaughter gave me that nickname years ago. Last night we had a much needed rain but many of my flowers are now flattened. I hope they will lift themselves up again.
I also find that after a day of gardening I feel stiff and achy. Can't do much about it. Grin and bear it.

ML Brinkley said...

Looks like an absolutely wonderful day! Such cute girlies and such pretty flowers.

Henny Penny said...

Well Plum Cake is adorable and I love that new swim suit! I like Marigolds too. I usually plant a few in the garden between the tomato plants.

Wood Fairy said...

Marigolds are popular for keeping insects away, I have never grown them yours are cheery. I notice you like yellows and oranges in your colour schemes. What could be more fun that shopping for swimwear with a three year old - I hope you got yourself something too for the paddling pool!

magsmcc said...

This weekend, I WILL plant my pumpkin seeds, event though it's a month late...

Marcie said...

Those ARE sweet faces! Happy gardening!

Happy@Home said...

How nice to be invited to the special tea and I'm pleased to hear that you followed the rules :).
If I looked as cute as Plum does in her swimsuit, I would want to wear it all day too. Precious pics you captured of your day together. I love her haircut. It suits her to a tee.
I like your choice in marigolds. I think they look nice in summer and fall. I usually plant them in my veggie garden and by the end of the summer they have all but disappeared. I can't figure out what happens.

elizabeth said...

fun visit with you here! so cute, your 3 year old grand! what a lovely little one! they are so sweet. wonderful of you to be in their lives as you are!!! love your flower choices! one day at a time, right?! :)

Nana Go-Go said...

My two chickadees are absolutely exhausted today after another week of very early mornings while their Mummy has to go to work. I wish I could change that situation for them all.Hopefully the weekend brings some respite. Loving your pics. X

Farm Girl said...

Its all lovely I enjoy your days. I like your tea and lunch parties.
Its always good to have good helpers.
Have a great day!

Gumbo Lily said...

Sweet, sweet faces! How nice to be invited to the Special Person Tea. Cute swimwear and beautiful flowers and marigolds. I just planted some marigold seeds amongst my tomato plants. i love them too. You've given me a good idea for my shady wheel barrow that I want to plant. Pansies and coleus!! Thank you.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a fun post. Don't you just love doing things with them

The swim suit is a hit and she will enjoy that all summer long.

Your flats of flowers look like the ones I have to plant tomorrow. I am so sore the next day I can hardly get around. I just can't resist buying plants - shame on me.

Have a fun weekend.

Mary

TexWisGirl said...

you and yours are so cute. :)

ann said...

Well, you two were certainly busy. Such cut little faces!

Kit said...

I love her bathing suit! Wouldn't it be great if they made grown-up suits like that? Looks like you have been having some fun! :) Kit

Heather LeFebvre said...

Do I sound like a broken record? Always agreeing with what you say?!!! I've thrown in a ton of marigold seeds too and I love those kind because I had them as a child and have good memories. I'm eagerly watching for the seeds to come up. I always save my seeds for the next year. Little Plum Cake is too cute!!!!

M.K. said...

Plum Cake Day sounds like loads of fun :) Your grands will be so thankful for all these great days with you.

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