Little Sprouts

It’s been less than a week, and there’s already excitement in our greenhouse garden!


Overnight, our sunflowers, corn, tomatoes, basil, and onions have sprouted! 

I always get sentimental this time of year, as Julia gets ready for another birthday. No, it doesn’t seem like she was just born and sprouted up overnight. To me it seems she’s been in our lives forever. I get so confused when moms say, “you blink, and it’s over.” Maybe that’s because we’re in the thick of it now and without the perspective that a decade or so brings.  


Pretty soon, these little veggie sprouts will need to be transplanted to larger containers, and then eventually, if raised with enough care, planted into the ground so they can nourish our family.


Mommy Julia helps Grant eat breakfast, although he's fully capable of doing it himself.

My own little sprouts, 3 and 1, are growing so slowly in my eyes, easing out of nap time, graduating out of toddler clothing, and becoming more curious about this great big world. With lots of love and nurturing, they too will blossom! (But we won’t eat them. This is where the metaphor breaks down.)


Such potential in little sprouts.

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6 Responses to Little Sprouts

  1. Chrissy says:

    This was so cute! I love your writing, it always puts a smile on my face (and I needed it today)!! Thanks for “bringin back the blog!” :)

  2. Robyn says:

    Love this! But I seriously feel like I’ve blinked and my girls are grown. It’s crazy, but there is a part of me that feels like I was just four not that long ago (denial, I know ;). So my girls 4&2 are freakin’ me out, it will be 8&6 and 18&16 before I know it. Love the blog, and your little seedlings (green and otherwise) — we need to get ours started too!

    • Thanks Robyn! I know what you mean about them growing up. They are so cute and young right now, with so much ahead of them. Precious days here. Good luck with your garden!

  3. Terri says:

    So fun! I hope it warms up enough by Mother’s Day to actually plant them, mine are huge already! The sunflowers really sprouted fast, didn’t they? I hope you planted a lot of them, the seeds were really tasty last year!

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