One of the things I love most about blogging is that it is such a wonderful way of recording and sharing family memories and photographs. This post features a story about our granddaughter which I wanted to save for my family journal and photo album, and I thought this would be the best way to do that. Although I wrote it mainly for my family, I thought I would also share it with those of you who have watched Avery grow up through my blog stories and photographs.
In the Spring of 2008, when she was two-and-a-half years old, our granddaughter Avery Grace and I planted Morning Glories for the first time. I didn't take pictures when we planted them, but I did get a couple of pictures of Avery when she saw the blooms for the first time. I wouldn't take anything for capturing the wide-eyed look of wonder on her face, and then a shy little smile as she saw the flowers up close ...
Our Morning Glories were very pretty that summer, but weren't as "profuse" as I had hoped they would be.
We planted some again last Spring and waited and waited, but they never came up. We were disappointed, but I guess it turned out okay because Avery learned a lesson about Nature ... not everything Grandmama plants comes up.
Avery is going to turn five on May 11th (where did the time go?), and this past weekend we planted our Morning Glories.
This time we planted three packets of seeds so, hopefully, we will have some sprout. Here are a few of the pictures I captured of Avery helping me plant them.
Next, you brush the dirt off your hands and water the seeds.
to make our Morning Glories grow."
Postscript: You probably noticed that Avery's hairstyle hasn't changed much in three years. There's a reason for that which will be the subject of my post for tomorrow.