|On our way to the nursery to pick out our crops!|
|Here we are at the nursery, did I mention that Monkey came with us? :) |
We have the Farmer . . .
We have the tools . . .
We have the perfect spot for our vegetable garden. We weeded and tilled the land with fertilizer. Now, we are ready to plant!
First, we planted a pumpkin plant. The lady at the nursery told me we needed around 90 days to grow a full pumpkin. I hope we have one in time for Halloween, or at least for Thanksgiving!
Next, we planted our Bell Pepper plant.
Then, we planted our Tomato plant.
And then, the Beets . . .
Finally, we planted our strawberry plant as well as our Cucumber plant. We also planted carrot seeds along the back of this area of the garden .
Oh and do you remember our dear friend Penelope The Pineapple? Well, here she is getting nice and colorful!
I wanted to make sure I zoomed in to show you the adorable little chalkboard signs my Mom made for each of the vegetables/ fruits in our garden!
Our vegetable garden is complete!!
Now. we just have to wait for everything to Grow, GRow, GROW!!!!
Below, are a few fun books that Robbie and I looked at. These books are all about gardening and growing a vegetable garden.
Before I head to bed . . . as it is nearing almost 2:00 a.m. I wanted to share about my evening . I have mentioned in the past that I am in The Junior League of Pasadena. This is my 3rd year as a Junior Leaguer!! Each year, members apply to be on a committee with JLP in which you choose to donate and volunteer with. Last year, I was with the Fundraising Committee. This year, I wanted to be involved with The Early Readers Committee. I was blessed to be given the opportunity to be accepted onto this committee for the 2012-2013 JLP year!!
Tonight was my first meeting with The Early Readers Committee Board. I am beyond EXCITED and really just over the moon to be involved as an active member of this committee!
I will be volunteering my time over the next year working a few hours a month as a Family Literacy Coach. This is through a non-profit organization that prepares families living in isolation and poverty to succeed in school and in life through two-generation learning programs. The Literacy program provides free social services and educational programs to low-income, at-risk families with children ages 0-5. In all programs, parents and children are on-site, engaged in their own comprehensive curricula. Programs successfully increase literacy levels, educational outcomes and the emotional well-being of both generations. This particular program currently serve over 100 parents and 112 children each year.
Here is a brief video on Barefoot Books:
I found the Barefoot Books to be colorful, well written and great for early Todder reading.. Each book has an excellent use of sounds and rhyme scheme!