Sunny Spring Day in the Garden

We had a lovely day yesterday, perfect for getting the yard cleaned up, and spending a relaxing day around home. And doing many almost free, definitively fun, and mostly very simple stuff:

1. The kids sowed Easter grass. It should grow in 5 days, so hope we’ll get somewhere to put all our Easter chicks and painted eggs in. (PS I’ve found that toddlers manage to paint the *boiled* eggs quite well with cotton sticks, in case you want variation to finger art. The picture is from last year)

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2. Our kids made a more colourful backyard by painting rocks with street chalk. This will do the trick while waiting for the leaves and the flowers to grow! Chalk is such an easy way to keep toddlers entertained while parents try to get things done outdoors, please find here some other experiences!

And can you see them in the picture with the coloured stones? I planted some tulip bulbs last autumn for the first time in my life, and they are growing! Not quite free, but oh, so worth the investment if they actually do grow!!! The smaller stones, further back, we’ve painted with acrylic colours ages ago, an oldie but goodie for toddlers (and parents).

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3. We also added colour in our garden fence pots, our kids did the planting of the daffodils. It may even seem like I’m a bit of a gardener, since I’ve blogged about similar stuff before, but I can assure you I am not (to my mums big dismay ;)). Honestly, I’ve even had a cactus dry up on me. Still I find this easy stuff such a great, relaxing, almost free and definitively a fun way to spend time together and to enjoy the spring sun. wpid-20140405_153625.jpg

P.S. We also ate for the first time this year in our garden AND we had one of our kids amazing godmothers visit us!  It was a good day.

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15 comments

  1. Wonderful projects to do with your kids!

  2. The eggs look like “sunny side up” 😀

  3. Your version of Easter grass is very different from mine! Mine is plastic and comes in fun colors like pink and blue and green! LOL.

    Love all of the work outside and the garden and flowers!

    1. Haha, I stick to the natural grass, just like a stick to real living Christmas trees 🙂 My kids are so going to think I am senile when they are in their teens…

      Btw, mostly people would put little chicken in the grass, not so much these painted eggs.

      1. And I’ll stick to painted eggs instead of live little chickens! 🙂

        1. Haha, live chickens would be really interesting!!!

  4. Spring is definitely cropping up all over the place. Your gardening may not impress your mum, but it impresses me!

    1. You are easy to impress then 🙂

  5. Sounds like a wonderful day! Happy spring! 🙂

    1. Thank you! I suppose you don’t really feel the spring there?

      1. Not really. There’s the hot dry season and the hot wet season 🙂 we are in the really hot almost wet season right now. 🙂

  6. The rocks look great 🙂 I love daffodils.

    1. They do look cheerful!

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