In honour of the first day of spring (and in defiance of the snow on the ground outside) the kids and I pretended to be seeds today. This sort of game is Sophie's favourite - any time she can pretend to be a puppy, kitty, butterfly, bumblebee, character from a movie or anything else we can come up with, she's in heaven! As seeds, we were planted in the ground waiting for spring and as the weather got warmer we would grow up out of the ground and turn into beautiful flowers, stretched up as tall as we could go toward the sun. At some point in the game our friend Rowan decided that flowers should be near something that looked vaguely like a garden, and started "growing" up behind an empty floral-themed wine rack in our dining room... Here he is half-grown, sure to be a giant sunflower in a matter of minutes!