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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Take Your Son/Daughter To Work Day!

After the small kid and I got up this morning, had our coffee and hot chocolate we made three lunches, woke the family up, got Dad out the door and took the two medium kids to school. When we returned home we started supper. Cabbage and squash, Mixed up the brownies....stuck them in the oven and headed outside. We did come back in to take the brownies out of the oven and read a few blogs.
Getting the mix ready to put on the flowers.
Taking a little break from cooking and gardening.
She decided to plant a little pink blush in the rotting stump in one of the flower gardens.

The little wagon she rested in is now becoming her Songbird Flower Mixture Container.
We had to stop here and run pick up the medium kids from school. Upon returning we got busy cooking the sausage for supper.
Now that the brownies are cool.........

She cut them and placed them on a plate..........she did good didn't she?

She truly would not have went to work with me without taking flower photos. Here are some of the photos she took. I think they turned out great! click to enlarge










....and here is her Songbird Flower Mixture "Wagon Container" with a few small spots around the wagon where we also placed the Songbird Mixture.

It will be beautiful and feed the birds fresh birdseed through the winter after the flowers fade! Our day is not over, we still have to heat up supper, serve it and clean the kitchen.....I have really enjoyed having the small kid home and what a BIG help she is...!

24 comments:

Dirt Princess said...

That is great! She did great

Lois said...

Looks like you two had a great day together. She did a fantastic job! By the way, what time is dinner? :)

Dennis said...

Very fun blog.

As a side note....my wife made her first candle yesterday from the supplies I bought from Millcreek for her birthday. Yeah, we were on your blog to see what kind of stuff you use. The great thing about blogs with pictures is how fast and easy it is learn. Something as simple as "Can you use wood to stir the wax?" is answered in about 1 minute. Just look up Darla's blog. See the wooden spoon sticking out of the pot and we're on to the next step!
Thanks!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Yep, she did good!
Cooking, flowering AND picture taking.

Leedra said...

Enjoyed your day with you. All the photos are great....love that old chair flower pot. You need that (or something like it) on the porch of your potting shed.

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Dorothy said...

The 'small kid' did Great! Bet she learned how from you! It's good that you have the patience to teach your children to cook, garden, etc. "Good Job" for you, too, Darla!

Valerie said...

What a special day you both had. And everyone thinks that we just sit around and eat and watch movies and do nothing! This day with your daughter shows how hard you work.

Susie said...

Looks like you two had a great day! Your dinner sounds yummy! Eat a brownie for me please!!!

Tootsie said...

she is wonderful!!!!

now...stop over on Saturday...there are two awards there for you..One you don't have to take if you don't want it! lol
you'll see when you get there!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a great post and what a great day for your daughter... Kids don't ever know how hard their parents work. Maybe now---she'll appreciate Mama more...

By the way, that gal can take some GREAT photos... WOW!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy
P.S. Your sausage and cabbage dinner sounds YUMMY!!!!

Sue said...

What a fun day for the two of you! I enjoyed the pics both of you took.

I also got caught up with your other posts. What a lot of blooms you have!

Thank you for the possible identification of one of my daffodils.

Ginger said...

Cute!!! Love the plant in the rotting stump - how smart!

Does the clematis grow around that big mailbox post, or do you have something like wire mesh that I can't see wrapped around the post?

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

How fun! If I were you I'd hire her permanently! I hope you'll keep us posted on her song bird flower container.

Peggy said...

Looks like you are passing on your love of flowers and gardening to a very willing pupil.The photos look great I must say your garden is really coming into bloom ,all those baskets will be a riot of colour soon.

Dani said...

I think she's a keeper Darla! ;)

Gail said...

Dear Darla... Thank you for sharing your special day with us! It looks like it was packed with fun and learning! You and your husband have created a wonderful life! gail

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Wow, I love how you've chronicaled your day! It looked like she had a great time! And no-one had to go into 'the office' for work!! Great idea;-) Your garden is amazing--there are so many plants and flowers--it must be just gorgeous in person! I really enjoyed this post!!

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

...oops! I meant 'chronicled'--just had to fix that!

fishing guy said...

Darla: What a fun day to spend with your child.

Red said...

She did great Darla :) Looks like you had fun while doing all that work. Funny thing is it would tell me a paying job would be more restful :)

George said...

What a great day with your daughter. And what a great daughter (but I bet you already knew that).

flowergardengirl said...

She is beautiful and graceful. The brownies did turn out nice. The tree stump batch of flowers will do so well in that spot. Imagine all the good nutrients. Was that her idea all by herself?

I'm off to work and then a big family shindig tonight. Saturday hugs to ya!

catmint said...

like mother like daughter, gardener and cook. Lovely post.

Catherine Holman said...

I love to see kids take up the love of gardening! She's a doll too!
Hugs,
Cathie