Monday, August 3, 2009

Pressing Clover


Today my plan was completely thrown out the window when I spent the afternoon at the Costco Tire Center. So I wasn't able to pick up the items I needed for what I had planned. So I had to think on my feet. I noticed some clover growing in the garden. So I decided we would learn about clover hearts and try our luck at finding a four leaf clover. We didn't find any four leaf clovers but they kids were thrilled by the heart shape leaves, especially the pink ones!

The girls spent so much time searching for the perfect clover. My son took one peek and said he would never find a four leaf clover and he went inside after picking a few 3 leaf clovers! (by this time it was 4:30, my kids were toast!)


Still searching..........


Our pink clover!
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We put the clover on wax paper and placed them in a very big, heavy book. Then I added two more heavy books on top of that. When the clover is ready I will have the kids make a picture with them and I will place them in a frame for the kids.
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I had wild flowers on my summer to-do list; I wanted to take the kids to a field of wild flowers for some beautiful pictures and press some flowers but I didn't have the energy to do that tonight after a challenging day. I was quite happy to not be in public with them! LOL They were so out of control today! It just wasn't a good day. They made me grumpy and longing for a glass of wine! So clover sounded like a good idea! ;)

Before our day took a turn, we had a full morning of fun. It was when we were leaving the library that I noticed a flat tire. I had two options, one: go straight to get it fixed. two: try to follow through with my plans and pray I make it home. If I didn't, I did not have my cell phone and my husband is traveling and I know nothing about changing a tire! I don't even know how to get to the spare tire! LOL So I did what I had to do, even though it meant 2 1/2 hours at Costco.