we've been enjoying the somewhat springy weather we've had over here lately... lots of rain and sun breaks! with the first day of spring this week, i had a few activities to do with the kids. we planted strawberries and poppies and some water cress seeds to watch how they would grow. it was a lot of fun until we forgot to water the water cress and in a day they pretty much shriveled up on our cold windowsill. but we did get to watch the seeds sprout over five days and it was a fun experience for the kids seeing them open and start to grow. our strawberry plants are sprouting up nicely too! we also made some posters about the parts of a plant and today we are painting still life flowers, which honestly, i might enjoy just as much as the kids!
i told akemi the "roses are red, violets are blue" poem and she said no violets aren't blue! they're just babies! what a cutie! i guess the violets she knows really are babies!