It's nice that for the first spring in a quite a while, I'm not pregnant (and unable to lift large containers or bags of mulch) or tending to a newborn (and spending all my "free" time napping). So I am really appreciating spending a lot of time outside this spring!
Of course a preschooler helping to "weed" and a baby shoving everything he can find in his mouth makes things interesting. But they are learning valuable lessons these past few weeks in the garden:
Lesson #1: Don't eat the snapdragons.
Lesson #2: Butterfly weed is not a weed.
Lesson #3: Carrots are yummy, dirt and all.
Lesson #4: If you crawl through the muddy water on the patio, it makes a fun mess.