So we started digging out all the old flowers, bushes, weeds and grass and then it started to look like this might actually become a garden!
Adam and Anna tried their hand at the tiller which I assumed was a giant machine that would rip up the ground (weeds and all) but is really just a motorized aerator.
Then came time for my favorite part: planting the seeds.
We planted peas, carrots, onions, kale, and spinach and once it warms up we're going to plant squash, zucchini, beans and cucumbers too! I'd like to eventually plant some sweet potato and rhubarb and also get some blueberry bushes but that might have to wait until next year.
Mya wasn't as great at gardening as we were hoping but hopefully she'll get better once she learns the do's and dont's (do: wear shoes and gloves, don't: walk on top of the rows). She suffered one toe injury (2 foot injuries total so far this year) and yet she will not wear shoes outside. Part of me can't blame her but the other part of me can when she complains and whines later about her foot hurting.
When we were done planting, we watered them and marked them and called it a day.