January 22, 2013

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amaryllis bloom / january 21, 2013

My mother gives me an amaryllis nearly every year and it's always such an exciting treat when it opens up. I try to get them to last and re-bloom, but usually they just send up leaves. Once I did get a slightly deformed squatty flower in the middle of the summer, I was so pleased with it.

We are mostly healthy in this house after a restful week-end and hoping to stay that way! Sadly Big Smith didn't get Martin Luther King day off, I could have used the extra day. I wanted to do something to recognize the holiday for Little Smith, but he seemed to young to understand any of the suggestions that I read on line. I think next year he will be old enough to 'get it'. Do any of you have good suggestions for observing MLK day with little one's?

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful flower and I love the grey wall!

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  2. Your pictures are always so gorgeous!! I always told my children stories from history, but then, that's sort of what I do lol. Fairness, justice, equality are all themes for the day~*

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  3. So beautiful. My little one received an amaryllis from her great grandmother at Thanksgiving and she loved watching it stretch and unfold.

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  4. These colors are beautiful. Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. It is so hard to rest with little ones. As for MLK day suggestions, we aren't quite there yet, either, though we did read Milo a book about MLK. I'm sure as he gets older it will sink in!

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  5. So pretty! I can never get my paperwhites to bloom again, either. Good to hear you are mostly healthy.

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  6. I was planning on getting a book from the library about MLK geared towards preschoolers but I missed the day. Hopefully on our trip next week!

    xo
    cortnie

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  7. So glad to hear that you guys are on the mend. Beautiful amaryllis. What a sweet gift!

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  8. Gorgeous flower. I am hopeless with plants, so I am sure I couldn't get it to bloom again either.

    We don't celebrate MLK day here, so I don't know of an activity for little ones. I like Tabetha's idea of themes like fairness for the day. Maybe you could do an activity or discussion about sharing?

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