Monday, April 16, 2012

Project: Spring Break on a Budget

Today marks the first day of Spring Break at our house! Boy, am I excited about not waking up at 6:30 am every morning for the next few days. I'm already counting down the days til summer vacation. Anyway, this year, we have no big plans for Spring Break. KB just started his new job last month and didn't want to ask for any days off just yet, so we will be staying in town all week. I have, however, come up with a few ideas of what to do at home and around town that I know my son will enjoy. I am calling it Project: Spring Break on a Budget. My goal is to spend no more than $100 this week for all of his Spring Break fun!

Today's activities included visiting Daddy at work and planting a strawberry garden.

Total bill: $9.95 for the strawberry plant ($5), potting soil ($3.97), and Mr. Wormie Soil (.98) (his clay worm that shows when his plant needs to be watered.)

He also made a comment that was music to my ears, "Mommy, this is actually kinda fun." See, you can have fun and learn AND not spend a lot of money.

At Daddy's work place

My funny girl and I at Home Depot, waiting for brother in the bathroom.

Nathaniel and Optimus Prime with his strawberry plant.

Introducing Mr. Wormie Soil

I see strawberries already! Can't wait!

We made our own watering can with an old milk jug. I punched holes in the cap with a nail. Total: FREE :)

He is truly excited about watering it, nurturing it, and harvesting the rewards of good care.

Hopefully I will update with a picture of a big, beautiful strawberry plant in a few weeks. No promises, though. We tend to be plant killers - we are just NOT good with live plants. Keep your fingers crossed for us!

To everyone else on Spring Break - enjoy it! And to those of you who are not - sorry. ;)

Have a great Monday!!

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." Romans 15:13


  1. Haha, the watering 'jug' is SO cute!

  2. Lol. Thank you...had to make do with what we had. :)

  3. now why didn't i think of that. what a nifty way of recycling a container.