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Monday, July 10, 2017

Magnolia Tree We Planted for Rylie's 12th Birthday

When we  moved out from our first home, it was  bittersweet.  because  we made a lot of great memories from that home.  EJ is still having a hard time accepting the fact that we sold our first home.  He was  very attached to the  house where he  grew up and lived in for 9 years of his life.  
Another thing that we will always remember in our Park Avenue home  was the cherry tree that we planted when Rylie was 2 years old, she helped us plant it in the front lawn.  So to recreate those memories, we planted a Magnolia tree on her 12th birthday.  
 Planting a tree is not  a typical  thing to do on birthdays but I thought it would be memorable and symbolic to do that.  This tree would help  shield us from the business  part of our area.  Right now, the only thing that separate our home to the  business area is a fence which is  starting to fall apart.
 I can't wait to see this tree grow and  see  it's beautiful bloom in the Spring.  It would take probably a couple of years before this blooms, we will see.
 We planted  pines last year with the same reason, shielding our home to the business area.  Hopefully, the tree and the pines will grow  quickly and  give us shade and barrier from the  other side of our property.
 I wrote the message  on a piece of wood and  stained it.
 Right now, the tree is as almost as tall as the kids so we will see the growth each year.
 Even Bolt was very enthusiastic in helping out with the planting.
 You can learn more about the Magnolia tree here.
I love how Magnolia tree looks like when it blooms during Spring time.  I can't wait to see ours bloom in  few more years.  

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Couponing in Central Florida! said...

What a fun idea. I think we will do this in my parents yard for each of my kids upcoming birthdays. I bet she'd love to have one for each of her grandkids!

-Mary Edwards

Cheryl Lang said...

What a great idea. I try to do symbolic things for my son's milestone birthdays.

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

I LOVE this! Planting trees for birthdays and special occasions are always a great choice. You'll always remember why you planted that tree every time you see it.

Tamara Camera said...

Aw.. how beautiful. My daughter just turned eight and we planted her an apple tree.
She told me she wants me to give her a baby sister named Magnolia!

Mimicutelips said...

That is a cute idea, my Mom had a plan that she got the day I was born. She kept it for years and I was always excited to check in on it to see how it was doing.

Eloise Maoudj said...

I did this with my kids (a different kind of tree though!) I think it's awesome to teach kids how to plant properly and to help the environment ,etc... I should do it again with them at our new place ; )

OurFamilyWorld said...

I think that's a fun idea. Planting a tree on one's birthday and see it grow with your child every year.

Ricci Ellis said...

I love Magnolia trees and I love that you planted one for your daughter's birthday, now you can watch them grow together!!

Angela Ricardo said...

That is absolutely beautiful, sweet and memorable! I am sure he will love seeing how that magnolia tree grows.

Carol Cassara said...

This reminds me of that poem about the Magnolia tree. I think it's a lovely way to create a memory with the kids. It looks like you all had a great time too!

Thirty Something Super Mom said...

I love the idea of planting things on a special day. I wish I had something that long.

Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place said...

Such a sweet thing to do with the family on your daughter's birthday! I love making memories with the kids and this is one memory that they will always remember especially when they pass by the Magnolia tree!

redheadmomblog said...

I love magnolia trees! Not only are they beautiful, but they smell so good! Your daughter will always remember that!

Jessica Cassidy said...

What a very inspiring idea Sis. I am sure that this tree will bloom beautifully just like the birthday girl.

Maria Teresa Figuerres said...

Happy 12th birthday, Rylie! Looking forward to seeing that Magnolia tree in full bloom.

Angie Church said...

Happy Birthday what a great day to remember the special occasion. I love magnolia trees so very pretty . Your blog is very nice as well, love the blue background
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Ria C said...

That is a very good idea sis! You can track the growth of the tree and always remember your kid's birthday gift to Mother Nature. That is really an awesome idea!

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