a few weeks ago, we received the sweetest crate from our friends at annie’s full of everything we needed to plant a spring garden on our kitchen windowsill! along with the garden kits, the crate was full of some of our favorite snacks, and several vegetables and fruits with tiny notes attached to them so eleanor and samson could learn what kinds of things are inside their favorite snacks and treats. we enjoyed a fun morning of learning where some of our favorite food comes from and also planting our own tiny garden!
^^^since one of annie’s biggest missions is to connect kids to real food, it was a lot of fun to see which vegetables are inside some of our favorite snacks and treats. like potatoes in fruit snacks, or beets and carrots in their cookies!^^^
^^^perhaps a highlight for all of us was watching the dirt “grow” as we added water to those tiny soil pellets before transferring the dirt to the planters. ^^^
^^^as josh and i think more about what goes into our bodies and into our little ones, one of the things we love about annie’s is how their food and snacks are made with real fruit and vegetable extracts as opposed to synthetic food dyes. so no artificial flavors, synthetic colors or preservatives, too.^^^
^^^we also enjoyed coloring some of the learning sheets from the crate! the kids kept talking about grandma and grandpa’s chickens while we did so and now they are anxious to meet and milk a cow one of these days.^^^
^^^i put eleanor in charge of watering our tiny garden! she is taking it pretty seriously so far, which makes me proud. i hope the little plants get enough sunshine from the window until it’s warm enough to transfer them to our fire escape outside. always a little tricky in an urban setting, but we’re determined to keep this little garden going as best we can this spring! wish us luck!^^^
thank you to annie’s, who this post is in partnership with, for thinking of us with this sweet care package!