This morning, we got outside and planted some bulbs that Saunders's mom had given us for Christmas.
I didn't get a picture of the package that Saunders planted - I think they were Allium bulbs. He planted 9 of those along the bed at the end of the driveway. Katie Anne and I planted 60 Muscari bulbs in the bed at the driveway's turn, and I planted 60 Crocus bulbs along the front of the house - I hope those get enough sun. I've already got daffodils that bloom around the big tree in the front of the house - I planted those the winter I was pregnant with Katie Anne, and they bloom every spring. Here's a picture of some of them blooming last February.
So, it does give my black-thumbed self at least a small amount of hope that I did correctly plant bulbs back in the winter of 2006, so I am optimistic that the bulbs we planted today will come up bright and sunny this spring, too! Even if they don't, Katie Anne had a great time getting out in the chilly winter air and doing some yard work with us. She really loved raking back the pinestraw and shoving the bulbs in the holes we'd dug.
Big grin beside our first dig site
Raking back the pinestraw
Busy little bee
All smiles while helping Mommy plant
Showing off her shovel
Running around, looking for a spot to plant the crocus bulbs
Driving around in her Gator
Helping Daddy wash off the shovels
Hopefully, I'll be able to post a before-and-after of this spot, filled with pretty flowers, in a few months!