Saturday, October 3, 2009

Our entire day revolved around the acquisition of some new shrubs and trees for our garden from a nearby nursery that was having an auction.

This was our very first auction. We didn't know much about auctions and thought that it would probably be a quick process and so we went there as a family. At first Rowan was quite happy running around playing with the rockies (his new favourite word) and exploring the nursery. So all was fine until the auctioneer started with his rambling over a loud speaker. Rowan was quite disturbed by this and from then on wanted to be somewhere else. So he and Richard came home and trusted me to make the most of our money and I think I did quite well.

We ended up getting three large trees, an elm, a pear tree and a lilac tree. We also bought several shrubs, bushes and grasses. We payed on average about 1/3 of the regular price. For now I am convinced that this is the only way to go when it comes to buying plants for a large area.

When we got home it was time to plant some of what have bought. Rowan helped wherever he could. As we were busy in our front yard, Rowan also took the time to wave happily at every car that drove past.

This afternoon of planting proved once again just how good it makes children feel when you include them in your day to day activities. They like to help out and it fills them with pride and self esteem knowing that they too are contributing in some way and that you see them as equal members in the family.

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  1. Rowan is turning into the cutest little "big" boy!