And at a fairly brisk pace for once! I am determined to hit current BEFORE 2017 begins. Let’s see – March – creeping up on spring weather, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, my brother and my dad’s birthday month. Wow, thinking back that is quite the list of special days for our family.
Easter is always a bit of a deal. The girls get new dresses and hats if we can manage it. We go to church as a family, take photos, have a nice dinner… OH and the Easter baskets. This year we did our own egg hunt as well. The weather was far from perfect so we did it indoors. You just have to make it work, right?
We had a fun and rather special craft… dragon eggs. Styrofoam and thumb tacks. All thanks to Nana. Even Echo got in on the fun, though then you had to glue down a few extra tacks to make sure nothing comes loose.
We decorated traditional/conventional eggs as well.
Of course we did our monthly free Home Depot project.
Emanuel and I had to miss the scout’s mom and son dance so instead we went out to Mom and Son ONLY lunch at Dairy Queen! Talk about fun!
Emanuel did make it to his Scout field trip to a police station.
We actually had a few good crafts this March. Marshmallow and toothpick structures.
And making more relaxation bottles using glitter and glitter glue. Sparkle Sparkle!
We even managed to get in a visit with the Novaks.
And spent plenty of time at the YMCA.
Post swim curls
Celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a themed lunch.
All in all a good month. This has really been a pretty good year as we look back!
Well BUSY and fabulous… as always! 3 birthday boys, Chinese New Year AND Valentine’s Day. Not to mention it is also Nana’s birthday month. I think February has ALWAYS kept us hopping. We tend to not do a huge celebration for Valentine’s Day but we do send out quite a few Valentines. Chinese New Year is always a bit of a big deal. We clean the house, wear new shirts (usually self decorated) and eat special foods. Although we will ALWAYS miss our friends back home who made Chinese New Year so special.
We celebrated Emanuel turning 10. Double digits it is!!!
And made our very own igloo.
It was Emanuel’s turn for a workbook completion.
The boys were very grateful for their lovely birthday gifts from all sorts of loving friends and family.
With treats for the girls. Thanks Gammie!
After all, the twins are now 12!!! Where has the time gone? Next year — TEENAGERS.
We had fun with the Schwartz family.
Swam our hearts out.
And in the world of crochet – a heart scarf I gifted to a sweet friend as a pick me up.
Hung out with the Novaks (gotta celebrate with our friends on those birthdays).
Had the guys over for game night.
Raced cars with the scouts… Not only Emanuel this year!
I got in sewing time of course – I made a jellyfish mobile for the girls’ room and for a friend back home – a hat that has a likeness to a hat on a certain Sci Fi series.
So a happy belated Valentine’s Day… etc… to everyone!
Annnnddddd now we are onto October… and October of 2015 was a doozy. Not only did we have Halloween to contend with (and 5 costumes of which were all somewhat handmade), but a very important wedding. It is not every day you get to be in a THEMED wedding in a park for a friend who is more a sister to you than pretty much anyone on the planet. AND see her looking gorgeous and feel rather pretty yourself to boot. HERE
Halloween this year was the year of all handmade… each and every costume had at least a touch of our personal handy work on it. HERE.
Echo and zombie (?) Alex
October is also Ken’s birthday and Canadian Thanksgiving… both of which we celebrate.
There is the usual, swim lessons at the YMCA thanks to Nana and Baba… and Home Depot…
Homeschool, of course… when are we not learning something new…
October just happens to be the month when the trees in our backyard look their finest. And then when the ground looks its most amazing. I could not resist a full on photo shoot of everyone and everything. You can see the rest of the leaf pictures HERE.
We really had a crafty and active month.
As well as some time with games indoors…
Working on our spelling
With company as well…
Fun with Scouts…
And Sunday School of course!
I have to admit, I love October more when we are in Minnesota… the colours here are so… amazing!!!
Top it off with random images and what a great month!