Friday, March 27, 2009

Springtime Butterflies and seedlings

We've spent the last few days in a whirlwind of activity. I was able to get some of my seeds started. The Peas and spinach were planted in these cute little peat pots that I found. I used these last year and they worked well.

I am always surprised at how much water they suck up. This tray of pots took almost 10 cups of water.

The three kids had a lot of fun planting the seeds. When the weather gets warm they are always out in the garden with me. Usually it's to steal cherry tomatoes but who can resist them?

Tae was sure to count out just two seeds for each pot.

He also played his guitar yesterday. My brother in law just released his new CD called Put Yourself Out There, and Tae just loves to listen to Uncle Kevin's new CD.

This lovely little sample was waiting for me after I ran errands yesterday. I'm getting a lot of free items thru the mail. Two cups of Dunkin Donuts coffee in the afternoon. I love DD coffee. Could never get a taste for Starbucks but DD....yummm.
This is the craft room at our Meetinghouse. We are very fortunate to have this space for our coop group to meet.

This is the toddler room. The big kids like to play in here too sometimes.
Yesterday our coop made butterflies. We used watercolors on coffee filters and then scrunched them up and used chenille stems for the antenae. The whole craft room was filled with beautiful springtime butterflies.
There were lots of Easter Eggy colors.

And darker geometric designs.

And earth tones with swirlies.

And spirals with springtime green colors.

Even the little ones joined in.

Beautiful butterflies waiting to be hung up.

Flying butterflies in my window.

Aren't they gorgeous?

Beautiful colors with glittery antenae.

Springtime pastels.

More window butterflies.

Some hanging from the center of the room.

Sarah and Kiara sharing a snack.

Butterfly mobile.
This weekend we have to plow the garden again to get it ready for the seedlings.
Last night I was able to spend some time with a friend. She needed some help in figuring out her daughters IEP and what the public school should be doing for her. It brought back some really hard memories of our struggle with Patrick and the SPED at public school. I'll be posting somemore on Patrick's learning difficulties another time. I'm off to bake some bread and make some dough for our pizza tonight.


Kate in NJ said...

Great butterflies!
Looks like your gardening year is
off to a fine start!

homeschool mamma said...

Thanks Kate,
I'm so excited about the garden. The manure went in today with another plow. Will take pictures and post tomorrow.