Growing up I always loved being outside- taking long walks with my parents through the trails in our backyard, looking for “buried treasure” and digging for dinosaur bones, or simply helping with our backyard garden. So when Hank and I found out we were expecting Henry, I was over the moon. A million thoughts and excited plans swirled through my head, and one of the best things on the horizon were all the adventures I’d eventually take with our future son. And now that he’s three, adventuring is exactly what we do- we wake up each morning and ask ourselves “what should we do today; where should we go?” The other morning we decided to take a walk across the street to check out a new area of the park that was being built. As we got closer Henry started to get really excited when he realized that today was the day the flowers were being planted. We must have sat there for an hour, just watching the landscapers put in the beautiful bright blooms. It sparked something in Henry, and on our walk home you could tell he was inspired. Amidst his curious questions about flowers and plants he asked, "Mommy, can we plant pretty flowers in our backyard too?" Seeing those bright colors gave him an idea, and that idea turned into a whole trip to the garden store that afternoon, walking up and down the aisles, an excited glimmer in his eye, so happy to be doing something so new to him. And I hope he's always like this; I hope that he always finds inspiration in nature, and a sense of adventure and excitement wherever he goes. And now when we go in our own backyard and see our soon to be growing flower garden, I'm reminded of what lies ahead- a whole childhood with Henry, exploring and learning new things every single day.
This month I'm teaming up with Miracle-Gro on their "Grow Something Greater" Campaign- a movement designed to encourage all of us to "grow something greater" ourselves, in all that we do. I love the whole concept and the idea of encouraging community and public gardening, and this spring and summer Hank and I hope to really try out our green thumbs and see what we do in our own backyard. I've also been loving reading all the stories via this project, and have found even more inspiration through the awesome "growing" projects and stories featured.
So to celebrate springtime and the idea of growth, Miracle-Gro is giving away one grow kit to a lucky reader.
Here's what it includes:
-Gardening Moleskin Journal
-Gardener’s Hand Therapy Lotion
-$50 Amex gift card to purchase seeds and gardening supplies of your choice
To enter, first visit the Grow Something Greater page and check out all the ways people are growing something great themselves, then see ways to enter below!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
this post was sponsored by Miracle-Gro