The Macs

Monday, April 23, 2012

watching the garden grow

We planted our garden this weekend. Levi has been helping his papa in the garden for several weeks now, so he is really into gardening. The weather was beautiful...it got me really excited about our garden and all the fresh vegetables we will soon be picking. Hopefully that excitement will last long enough to get through those hot summer days when I need to be pulling weeds and watering. :)
We planted sweet corn, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, peppers, jalapenos, cucumbers...and I am hoping to plant a few more things in the next couple weeks. We planted everything on Saturday. On Sunday while we were outside Levi pushed Griffin over to the garden to check on his plants.

 Then he pushed him back over to the house.

 And back to the garden again.

 Levi talked to Griffin about going to the garden and all the plants while he pushed. He was just talking away. I love listening to the conversations that Levi has with Griffin. Won't Levi be surprised when Griffin can actually talk back...hopefully he will let his brother get a word in!

 He parked Griffin right on the edge of the garden so he could see.

 Then he walked to the very edge and put his hands behind his back as he looked. It was so funny. We have had many talks about how we can't play in the dirt or ride his four wheeler through the garden any more. Bummer. It is hard work keeping your two year old away from the plants so they can actually grow!

 Levi wanted to put dirt instead of water on our new plants. He thought it would help them grow bigger.

 Each plant got a little handful of dirt and then it was back to pushing his brother again.
(Can you see Joel's "big garden" in the background? His corn is just coming up. Levi checks on it everyday too.)

Griffin loved riding to the garden...Levi kept him quite entertained as they watched the garden grow together.

**For those of you who are wondering...No, my boys do not usually where nice clothes to play outside and tromp through the garden. We were just lazy and hadn't changed out of our church clothes yet! :)

19 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

OmIgoodness now that is adorable!! Your boys are just precious and I love your pictures! If this doesn't make me want to get pregnant with my second, I don't know what would!

April 23, 2012 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger Kate @ Songs Kate Sang said...

Jess, this is so sweet. I adore the picture with his hands behind his back... what a little man!

April 23, 2012 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I love how the simplest of things can leave you with the best memories. There little conversations together are just the sweetest.

April 23, 2012 at 10:37 PM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

Oh my word- Levi is just too cute checking on that garden! You can tell he takes it very seriously! So sweet.

April 23, 2012 at 10:50 PM  
Blogger The Bride's Maid said...

Jess-I am loving your blog and hearing about your sweet baby girl and adorable boys! Wondering two things: how far apart are the boys, do you like the age separation and 2 (or three really!!)-where did you get Levi's rain boots..LOVE THEM!
Blessings,
Melissa

April 23, 2012 at 10:53 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

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April 23, 2012 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

They are just adorable! The hands behind the back are too cute!!

April 23, 2012 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger The Schilling's from Cimarron said...

Awwwww! They are growing so fast! It is soooo sweet to see them together "hanging out in the garden"..... they are going to be the best of buds! Thanks for the pictures.... it is so great to see them loving life!:)
Still miss you all! Take care....
AMIE

April 23, 2012 at 11:28 PM  
Blogger Mum2twopreciousgifts said...

Did all the fresh air and being pushed around by Levi help Griffin sleep? Please say yes!

I love, love, LOVE Levi's little gumboots. Just too beautiful.

April 24, 2012 at 4:20 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

CUTEST post ever!

April 24, 2012 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger Amy Lee said...

your family and blog are so adorable...i'm a recent follower with a baby boy of my own. these pictures are just so sweet and make me look forward to our little Eli being a big brother someday. and where did you find that cute little airplane hoodie? love that!

April 24, 2012 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

My girls are 1.5 years apart like your boys and quite honestly, the youngest hardly ever got a word in with the older one and at 9.5 and 8 the youngest still has to fight to get her turn to talk! LOL LOVE the photos of a Kansas farm in spring!

April 24, 2012 at 7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your blog! Where did you get that airplane sweatshirt from?

April 24, 2012 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Creole Wisdom said...

Your disclaimer is funny :)

How nice to have such a big garden. Once of my favorite things about summer is all the fresh fruits and veggies and of course, canning!

April 24, 2012 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger Rach said...

How fun to share the garden with your little ones. What a great learning experience for them as well.

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April 24, 2012 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

What a sweet big brother!
I am jealous of your garden-it looks amazing!

April 24, 2012 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Lauri said...

Your blog is my fave to read! Your kids are just so adorable! Love the brotherly love. Does Levi not give you "the look" anymore? lol. Loved that! You and your sweet family are such a blessing! Been a reader for years coming from Kelly Stamps blog. Love from NC

April 24, 2012 at 3:59 PM  
Blogger Kristin Milius said...

Griffen looks sooooo much like his sister. All your kids are simply gorgeous!!!

April 25, 2012 at 12:30 AM  
Blogger Angela :-) said...

So sweet!

Angela :-)

April 25, 2012 at 9:33 AM  

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