grow, grow little seed

2|52: seed

little boy and watering can growing a garden

Not long ago my husband was inspired to build and plant an herb garden, as well as transplant a few other neglected side-of-the-house plants.

He is now the unofficial Chief Gardener of the family… and has appointed Levi as his Deputy.

Deputy Levi loves to help those little seeds grow.

He waters, he looks, he points, he smiles.

And then he waters some more.

The herbs have sprouted.

My “baby” has sprouted too.

Little seed is not so little any more.

He does grown-up things these days…

…like helping to make things grow.


Dear friends, does anyone else have children that are sprouting like craaaazy right now?



Seed: #2 of my 52 fotos project.
Linking in with other Project 52ers: Styleberry Blog and Courtney Kirkland.
And also linking in with Sweet Violet, McDougall Photo Blog, and Mom Tried It.



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Adriel Booker is an author, speaker, and advocate based in Sydney, Australia who believes storytelling, beauty, and the grace of God will change the world. Adriel has become a trusted voice in areas of motherhood and parenting, Christian spirituality, and global women's issues. She's also known for her work with the Love A Mama Collective—serving under-resourced women in developing nations through safe birth initiatives—as well as her years spent as a Bible teacher and leadership coach. Her latest book is Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss and she's made the companion grief journal available for free. Find Adriel across all social media platforms at @adrielbooker or sign up for LoveNotes, Adriel's 'secret posts' that aren't published anywhere else online. ✌️


  • Queenie
    14 January 2012 at 1:04 am

    My last “little seed” will be 3 in one month and officially out of babydom. It’s bittersweet.

  • Jodi
    14 January 2012 at 2:37 am

    your little boy is adorable! I love how he helps you in the garden. I wish I had a green thumb. 😉

    my little seed is 17 and graduating from high school this year. keep cherishing these moments, he’ll be all grown up before you know it.

  • Soccer Mom
    14 January 2012 at 3:24 am

    Wonderful shots to capture the growth of your little seed as he tends to his little seeds. My oldest seed is 11 and going on his first weekend ski trip with Boy Scouts this weekend. I can’t believe how fast this time has gone. My littlest seed is 4 and it seems like just yesterday she was a baby.

    • Adriel @ The Mommyhood Memos
      20 January 2012 at 8:26 pm

      oh, 11 seems so far off… but i know it’s not!! hope he had a good time away, and that you handled it ok!! 😉

  • kate
    14 January 2012 at 4:19 am

    Great photos! I love your use of color! Your site is beautiful too BTW. I just thought you’d like to know that someone noticed your hard work. ( PS : I found you through Styleberry’s P52. I’m taking the challenge too! Let me know if you’d like to co-link. Otherwise, I’ll adore your site through Styleberry! )

  • Micheline
    14 January 2012 at 4:48 am

    My first little seed just turned 3, so yes, all kinds of crazy growth and tearful sighs from mama.

    Beautiful photos, love the first one especially!

  • Mahina
    14 January 2012 at 5:31 am

    Our little seed is growing so fast too! My Project 52 post was about our “sleepless nights” with Ke’alohi teething at Linked you to our blog post!

  • Life As Wife
    14 January 2012 at 7:11 am

    I looked up the other day and realized my almost-one-year-old is not a baby anymore. Such a weird string of emotions to be happy and sad at the same time!

    Adorable pictures!

  • Danelle
    14 January 2012 at 8:24 am

    Adorable photos! Our “littlest” seed is almost 15. He sprouts up so quickly we buy new pants every 4 months!

  • Kate
    14 January 2012 at 9:47 am

    So adorable and such a good helper! My little seed is 4 and has always grown like a weed. He amazed me last week with all he can now do at the playground. My cautious little toddler is completely gone!

    • Adriel @ The Mommyhood Memos
      20 January 2012 at 8:29 pm

      weird how they sometimes just seem to grow overnight, huh?! i’ve been thinking that lately as levi’s vocabulary explodes!

  • Rachel
    14 January 2012 at 8:55 pm

    That’s so beautiful! Xave likes to water the plants on Grandma’s verandha too. Now he comes inside and points to the water jug when he wants to water those (poor) plants. Ryan has done a wonderful job with your herbs and plants — going to try vege gardening next year? Levi would love picking strawberries I bet.

  • Faith
    15 January 2012 at 11:55 am

    oh these photos are SO cute!! Thanks so much for linking up 🙂

  • Courtney Kirkland
    15 January 2012 at 8:20 pm

    It’s bittersweet watching them grow so fast, isn’t it? I don’t know what you guys would do with that garden if he wasn’t around. He’s clearly taking care of everything. 😉 Thanks for linking up again this week!

  • Jessica
    16 January 2012 at 2:13 am

    All of your shots are lovely! And in response to your question? Yes!!! My little ones are sprouting like crazy. It’s amazing how even pictures taken last month seem so long ago as measured by how big both my girls have gotten. It’s amazing.

    • Adriel @ The Mommyhood Memos
      20 January 2012 at 8:31 pm

      Mmmm, aren’t you glad we have digital cameras now to snap, snap, snap away? They DO grow so fast… but it helps to capture it!

  • casey
    16 January 2012 at 1:07 pm

    oooo what a fantastic planter box! I love that it is so colorful! And what on earth is cuter than a little one with a watering can. I need to buy one for D this summer because she loved to help me water too. SO sweet and your pictures are priceless! I have to say that your little man is def. looking bigger these days. Your pictures are totally reminding me of Kelly’s from Enjoying the Small Things (whose blog I love):) Just thought you should know!

    • Adriel @ The Mommyhood Memos
      20 January 2012 at 8:33 pm

      yes, isn’t he??! i know – i haven’t been as good about blogging and photos since the pregnancy with judah. but i’m really trying to get into a more regular rhythm again! (“trying” being the key word here!!) and wow, thanks for the compliment re ETST. i love her so that’s a big compliment. thank you!! 🙂


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