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Arbor Day


The first American Arbor Day was originated in Nebraska in April of 1872 where an estimated 1,000,000 trees were planted in Nebraska alone!  Turns out there’s no ‘set’ date for it.  It’s celebrated in many countries so it’s celebrated when the best time in that climate is for planting trees. 

To celebrate the day with the kids I have to keep our budget in mind. getting trees to plant is a little out of our activity budget ;) so instead I went with planting sunflower seeds. 

I bought a pack of the cardboard seed starter containers from Amazon and cut them into individual pieces.  I got a couple of packets of giant sunflower seeds from the local store.   I had some dirt on hand because JP and I started a seed garden.  We’ve got spinach, peppers and cantaloupe.  We’ll see how those do in large pots outside this year.

I also had plastic cups on hand because I knew these moms were going to need a more stable/mess free way to get their pots home!  Turns out it’s a perfect container to keep it in too for watering.










The older kids had fun scooping the dirt.  JP did a few of them and gave them to the babies but he was so into it and quick I didn’t get him in any pictures before he was off to the playground!

He knew that we had to water it when we got home so before I could get my shoes off I head the water running in the bathroom and he sure had a flooded cup of mud mess!  Oh the joys of a toddler who likes to help or do things on his own. 

Hopefully everyone's seeds will grow!!




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