Earth Day Twenty Twelve

By Emily Smith

Yep, that’s Little A. reaching his arms out and giving the Earth a great big hug :)  Well, not quite, but he was having a lot of fun being outdoors, watching mama and dadda pick up trash (how come we get to pick up trash?) – and spend lots of time swinging in his favorite swing!  He’s a bit young to let loose to collect litter, considering he still puts just about everything in his mouth. 
Yesterday, we set out as a family and did our bit on Earth Day.  We like to try to do our bit everyday, by remembering to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Just three simple things that make a difference.

It was a cool day in Ottawa, so we all wore our hoodieslike trash bandits…hehehe. We met a few other
people in the community who were doing the same thing and it was great to meet neighbors who were out and about.

For dinner we had a very green meal, literally. We tried fiddle heads for the first time (they were a gift
from our friends’ garden) – we can’t say that it was love at first bite, but we’ll take their health benefits.

How about you? How was your weekend?

Emily Smith

Emily Smith is the founder and editor of The Best of this Life. She has two littles, a darling husband, and dreams of owning a new puppy. A gluten-free connoisseur, social media maven and reigning fashionista (in her own rights). She loves writing and shares her three core values with her readers – love life, live well, share the beauty.

6 Comments on Earth Day Twenty Twelve

  1. Gaby [The Vault Files]
    April 23, 2012 at 8:49 am (3 years ago)

    Matthew loves the swing as well, he could spend hours! Glad you had a good weekend ;)

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  2. tinajo
    April 23, 2012 at 9:20 am (3 years ago)

    Aww – look at you three, so cute all of you! :-)

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  3. Guru Uru
    April 23, 2012 at 8:00 pm (3 years ago)

    Wonderful celebration of earth day :D
    Great dinner and family time – cannot go wrong :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  4. Anna @ IHOD
    April 24, 2012 at 12:11 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh he is just so cute Emily!
    I am amazed you all went out on your own to pick up trash. I am inspired!
    Have a wonderful day ahead!
    x, Anna

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  5. Lynn {hearted girl}
    May 1, 2012 at 8:22 pm (2 years ago)

    awe girl, his 4 bottom teeth are just so darn adorable!!! what a sweetheart and way to go you trash bandits – nice job on the clean sweep patrol!! lookin’ pretty darling doing it too :) mmm, fiddleheads. i just popped down to the grocery on lunch and was eying them. only thing is a bag was $8 and so i went with some good ol’ broccoli instead. lucky you get yours straight from your pals garden, how cool is that?! ♥

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