Wednesday, April 22, 2009

happy earth day!

it was close to 100 degrees today & just gorgeous here in southern nevada! we went to the local nursery, and got a few marigolds to plant next to our driveway. around 4pm, we slathered on the sunscreen & had a wonderful time digging in the dirt, planting & watering in new flowers. we also got a large color bowl to sit out on the front steps & a bright pink petunia hanging basket. i don't expect they'll last long with the heat moving in- but it was such a pleasant way to spend the day! Mimi went nuts for the tub of ladybugs that we bought too- we put a bunch on all the new plants, though most of then quickly spread their wings & departed). we also brought home a small red fox statue to hang out in the plants- animal garden statues makes 4 and 40 year old girls super happy ^o^
our sweet girl seemed to really be into the spirit of earth day this year. we watch sprout tv & noggin- both channels have been running spots that feature cute songs or activities to celebrate earth day- so she's been looking forward to this for the last week or so-too cute!
i got an awesome quote in my inbox today too from the folks at compendium:
Hold out your hands to feel the luxury of the sunbeams.
-Helen Keller
i just love this quote- made me smile! feel the love all around you today!
our newly planted marigolds:

a close up:

can you spot the ladybug? :)

1 comment:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

GORGEOUS photos and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the ladybug! :):):):):):):):):)