I am happy to say that my first day of solo-parenting all three girls wasn’t nearly as bad as I was anticipating. Other than several interruptions while the doctor and I were speaking, Juliana’s appointment went well. Gymnastics was good, except for the fact that it was close to 300 degrees in the gym and poor Juli heats up so easily.
While at home, the littlest one slept the majority of the time. I used that time to take care of some minor chores. Once the big girls started getting restless, I decided it was finally time to get our little vegetable garden started. While my dad was here, we started some tomato plants which inspired me to plant even more vegetables.
Over the weekend, I bought most of the items needed to get our garden started. I picked up a big raised garden box, along with five packets of seeds and little pots to get them started in. We already had enough dirt for this little project.
Yesterday, I let each girl choose two packets of seeds to get started. They were responsible for filling their pots with dirt, planting the seeds, and watering their pots. Afterwards, we went inside and drew pictures of what we had planted.
Today, my plan is to spend some time outside checking out our new seedlings along with the tomato plants and some sunflowers that the girls planted a few weeks back. I have a few printables courtesy of Pinterest that they’ll be able to color and do a few matching activities with.
My goal now is to do more these little projects where we can incorporate learning opportunities. I’ll probably check out the lesson plan for V’s class and steal some of the activities that they work on on the days that she doesn’t attend. I’m actually pleasantly surprised with how much she’s learned in the past few weeks of school. I’m hoping that Adri picks up on some of it from our at home learning and who knows, with Juli sitting close by, maybe she’ll be a baby genius too.