Just the ramblings of my adventures working on the masterpieces that God has given me.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Enjoying the Fruits of our Labor
We planted sunflower seeds back in June. It was late in the season so I wasn't sure they would grow. Some of them got eaten by deer and rabbits. We watched the bees pollinate them. When the hurricane came we cut most of them and put them in a vase. I was disappointed because I really wanted the kids to see where the seeds came from. But today we were pleasantly surprised. We didn't cut one of the large flowers because we thought it was dying. It was hanging way over almost touching the ground. I was cutting the stalks down today and picked that flower up to discover that there were seeds in it. I was excited to share with the kids that we would get to enjoy sunflower seeds after all.
There were a few small silky worms in the flower but there were plenty of untouched seeds for us to enjoy.
“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” - Fred Rogers
Live in a way that the preacher doesn't have to lie at your funeral.
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor souls who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." --Theodore Roosevelt
Who am I? That is a difficult question to answer! I am a wife to a loving man! I am a Mom of 2 wonderful children of which I homeschool. I love to scrapbook and take pictures mainly of the kids. I have five dachshund that are as close to kids as they get.