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Weekly Photo Challenge: Three (Planting Seeds)

21 Feb

The kids and I are LOVING this break from the snowy, wintery weather.  It has been 70 degrees or close to it for a few days now, and we have been outside a lot.  I know it’s only February, but I am ready for winter to be over!  I don’t know how you northerners do it…

Charlie, Maddie, and I started some broccoli seeds today so the plants will be ready to transplant in the spring.  We talked a little bit about Jesus’ parable of the sower and the seeds (here are some great ideas) then planted our seeds in a little greenhouse.

A little brother/sister love!  Maddie lost interest in planting seeds pretty quickly, but Charlie was really into it.

A little brother/sister love! Maddie lost interest in planting pretty quickly, but Charlie was really into it.

 

Charlie planting some seeds.  He was adamant, however, that he would not be eating the broccoli when it came up!

Charlie the farmer. He was adamant, however, that he would not be eating the broccoli when it is harvested!

 

Charlie's precious little hand is the perfect size for planting tiny seeds.

Charlie’s precious little hand is the perfect size for planting tiny seeds.

I am looking forward to showing the kids when the sprouts come up, and hopefully we’ll have some fresh broccoli this summer!

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

23 Jul

What is more fresh than freshly washed children in the tub with fresh watermelon and banana popsicles?

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I had a really difficult time getting a decent picture! Maddie likes these watermelon popsicles, but I think the cold was bothering her!

Check out Madster's face!

Check out Madster’s face!

Definitely the coldness!

Definitely the coldness!

This is why I never ask them to actually pose for pics!

I did like this one of Charlie:

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I have been making popsicles like crazy this summer!  The kids love them and I don’t mind how many they eat.  They are probably thinking, “Why is Mama making us eat so many popsicles?”

Here’s how I made these:

1. Put fresh, seeded watermelon in the blender and puree until it is just juice.

2.  Drop some banana slices into the popsicle molds.  Blueberries or pineapple chunks are also really good.

3.  Pour the watermelon juice into the molds.

4.  Freeze and done!

Have a good night, everyone!