Last weekend we all loaded up in the car and went to Wal-Mart to buy some potted flowers to spruce up the flower bed under our front window. Since we have moved in, I haven't done a thing with it. The builders put some kind of evergreen bush in it, and it was just kind of "blah". Daddy kindly dug those things out for us, then the girls and I "cultivated the land" and planted some flowers there.
It doesn't look like a professional landscaping job, but it looks a lot nicer than the weedy evergreen bushes we had in there.
Sweetie is always trying to "plant" a garden. She frequently comes up to me and asks for a carrot so she can "plant" it and make a garden. I give her a carrot sometimes, but obviously her garden doesn't grow much. This planting was especially fun for her, although the fun wore off after a couple of hours of gardening. We had a lot of weeds to remove and dirt to break up.
In the process off "cultivating" we found all sorts of spiders, crickets, and little tiny centipedes (or millipedes I don't know how to tell the difference).
The girls found the bugs interesting. Although Bean used to have fits over bugs, she has kind of warmed up to them now.
I was pointing out the spiders and said, "Hey look it is Charlotte!" Sweetie then squatted down and said, "Salutations!" to the spider. Daddy then asked her what salutations meant. Sweetie said, "It is my fancy way of saying Hello!"
My mom bought the girls the original version of Charlotte's Web and as you noticed, Sweetie has pretty near memorized it! She has "only" watched it about 10 times too. : )
Tiny Boy watching everything going on from his perch