Tuesday, March 29, 2011


After being on real bed rest (I'm not supposed to be up for more than 5 minutes at a time...  which I don't always stick to, but I try) for 8 days now, I am kind of sick of thinking about how I'm stuck here.

In all of his crazy busy life this week, Ben was determined that we have a good Monday night family night, so he bought a "project" for us.  Since it appears that we will be sticking around this house for a while yet, we decided we're going to try again at planting some edibles in our garden.  It's still snowing on and off, so we started our garden in our own little indoor greenhouse.

We have cilantro, basil, yellow string beans, sugar snap peas, lettuce, & spinach seeds to start.
We'll start the corn when it gets a little bit warmer.

Nolan was SO excited to PLANT THINGS!

They added water to the  special pods to help them expand

This is Nolan getting SO excited to add the seeds

He liked dropping them on top...  but he wasn't a fan of getting the dirt on his hands, so we compromised and Ben did all of the burying.  Nolan just dropped in the seeds.

Then they put on the lid...  and we wait.

They had a great time with their project, even if they couldn't both smile for the camera at the same time.

And my blood pressure went back down after a while. . .  I just couldn't sit this one out.


Anna said...

The Hess Men in Aprons! Almost too much to bear!

Tamera said...

Those are the things we bought and planted a while ago. Those things are fun to watch expand. :)

Vanessa Goertzen said...

That looks so fun! Love you all!

Tiffany said...

Cute pictures! I can't believe how big Nolan is looking. Feel better Melanie so sorry you are on bed rest. Hang in there---you are almost done!

Kelsey K. Hartley said...

I've seen those little pods and wondered how they turn out. Hope you post a follow-up to see if you like them.

Pregnancy is almost finished--we can do this, right?

Mrs. Webster said...

This just may inspire me to get a little herb garden going and NOT kill it. ;-)