Friday, April 17, 2009

plants need love, too!

Every spring I get this incredible urge to do some gardening, and this year the urge is hitting me hard. I'm suspicious of the lingering cold air, however, and so I am holding myself back for at least a couple more weeks. In the meantime, our indoor plants are doing really well and several of them desperately need larger homes. I finally got around to re-potting some of them this afternoon, with a lot of help from Adelaide... she always enjoys moving any kind of dirt around, and I'm trying to show her how to be nice and gentle in caring for them.

So when we were done transplanting them into larger pots, Adelaide began acting really odd with the plants, doing this sort of bobbing dance and hanging over them. Finally, after a few perplexing moments I realised what she was up to: kissing and hugging them all!

My goodness, how this little girl fascinates, surprises, and charms me more and more everyday with her sweet quirkiness. I cannot wait to know her more and more. And show her this world, us two together.

it's love by you.

22 comments:

LILY ve PEPPER said...

Soo cute, very soft and lovely....

the 6 o'clock stitch said...

Well, if talking to houseplants make them grow, I can only imagine what hugs and kisses from such a beautiful child will do.

awesomeasaone said...

So sweet....I'm excited about all the little things my girl will discover as she grows up, too.

Me? A Mom? said...

What a melt-your-heart photo! She's such a doll. I really enjoy following your blog and the wonderful relationship you have with your little girl.

amberlee said...

what a sweet girl. kids always know just the thing to do, don't they?

i think gardening does something amazing for kids. the tactile experience, the patience, or something. i am finally trying my first garden ever this year, strictly for my kids' sake, b/c i'm no good at it. hope the plants make it.

Amy said...

Such a sweet story! What a tender little heart she possesses!

Anonymous said...

What a little love - your daughter is adorable!

Unrelated to this post, I wonder if I could make a blog suggestion. It is so hard to read the yellow text in the right hand column - would you perhaps consider a darker color for those of us with not such young eyes? And perhaps even a larger font? =)

unha said...

this made me teary. isn't it true though. the children are so magical. it's amazing how much love you can keep falling in, everyday!

Pistachio Print said...

So cute. Bless her little heart. Children are such fascinating little things.

Holly said...

goodness gracious, your daughter is so sweet!

Mal* said...

Woah. What a gorgeous photo and powerful message. Thank you so much for sharing.

shanon said...

I used to name houseplants when I was little and talk to them. I'd move them to atop the television set so that they could "listen" to the shows.
This is such a sweet post and thank you for reminding me of something I did when I was little. =)

thereddeer said...

How beautiful!

natasha said...

She is so beautiful.

narita said...

yeahh...my agricultural dad says...u should talk to plants..this will enhance their growth..

p/s: addie is so lovely

Anonymous said...

precious!

We cannot wait to know her more and more.

*Gül

dänika said...

oh my goodness, and I thought she couldn't get any more precious!! Addie is so adorable - the pictures of her with the plants just make my heart smile.

Abigail A. Percy said...

..Adelaide...my goodness, she really is just the *most* beautiful wee girl...both inside and out. My heart melts every time I see her on your blog...this is beyond lovely...

:)

keller said...

oh dear.. sweet little thing!

Clear Pink said...

honestly, can that face be any cuter?

Sandrine Deleuze said...

She is so cute !! And I also adore your pictures in the bed both with th cat ahhahaha what a beautiful familly !

Anonymous said...

Lord knows she's so lovely...