Dirty Work is Fun

No school today = playing in the dirt with Grandma!

Loved having my grandson help me get started on the garden work! While I was gathering the tools and gloves from the garage, he grabbed the lacrosse sticks and I figured he'd be lost in play.

As soon as he saw the shovel, his eyes lit up....dig in the dirt? Can I dig with my hands too? He took over the weeding, digging and planting; reminding me that planting was good for the earth right now since it was Earth Day on Monday. He was okay with work gloves.....but that dirt on his knees and clothes made him proud!


 

Great start for my Gardenyardigans to get the yard in shape! I'm going to let him help touch up the yard decorations with spray paint next visit.

 








 

     Soon the twins will be planting annuals and finding the first Daisies to pick! When my big girls get here...they'll help with pruning the shrubs and harvesting the first strawberries!





 
And watering...sprinklers provide fun, laughs, exercise and a game of my-turn-to-move-the sprinkler! So yes; lots of watering and lots of dirt!

 
 

This is being linked to Say It Saturday at familyhomeandlife.com

11 comments:

  1. I think gardening with grandma has to be one of the best childhood experiences anyone could have. Your grandson looks so happy to be helping. Looking forward to see the progress - and the first daisy bouquet!

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    1. Thanks,J.
      I know he wanted to play ball..the fact that he got himself involved means more I think! Hopefully he'll want to do more whenever he comes over.
      Great idea; I'll be sure to post the daisy bouquet when they're ready!
      Joan/Gramcracker

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  2. Oh how fun! My senior mom and I are so looking forward to starting summer gardening activities with the grandkids, once the weather starts cooperating! She has pulled some of her pots out for her own version of a "raised bed garden" and I've added two big bags of compost to our flower bed. And I just saw a bird with a BIG bug in his mouth so I guess he's helping too :) Have a lovely time!

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    1. How lucky for your grandkids to have their great-grandmother to work with too! That is so fantastic! Funny about the bird! The twins love seeing all the cardinals in our yard; I tell them red birds are lucky!
      Joan

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  3. How fun to have your grandson help. My husband has always been the flower caretaker. He used to take our daughters all over the campus where we worked and plant dozens and dozes of flats of flowers. Now he pulls the grands but at a smaller scale.

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    1. Hi Pamela,
      I am delighted to meet you and read your beautiful blog! I've also been visiting your many Pinterest boards! Although I teach 1st graders at our Catholic church....I'm intrigued with the many children's books you've written about faith formation! I'm going to be visiting you lots from now on!
      Thank you for your sweet words; being outside with kids is the best!
      Joan/gramcracker

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  4. I just love that first picture and that wonderful smile! I have a frog and a ladybug that Amara and I are going to get repainted soon -- my frog isn't even green anymore! It is so much fun when you have helpers!

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one that reuses yard decorations year after year! They do get faded, but spray paint is cheap! Captured that smile after about six tries....he was so focused with his tongue out in the others!
      Joan

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  5. AH he looks so cute and happy ! : )

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    1. Thanks, Debra! He's a sweetheart for sure!
      Joan

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  6. Lots of fun digging in the dirt with the kids. I have been thinking I need to get a wash tub and fill it with dirt to place on the patio for the singular purpose of kid play space. We have a sand box but its just not the same as dirt. That will be a dirty but very fun mess! Thanks for lining with me:)

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