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Moments in March

March is a special month – within the span of a week my brother AND my father have their birthdays. I will warn  you now… March was photo heavy!! And VERY delayed… but better late than forgetting all about the blog and giving up on it… right?

Our trend of almost every evening at the YMCA has continued. I think we are really taking full advantage of our membership right now.20170304_105422

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IMG_20170309_233608_012Ken and I spent more than a few weekends with an evening at the indoor soccer games.IMG_20170304_220904_230

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IMG_20170318_223622_583Some of those nights Aidan and Alex joined our kids to avoid having to go watch.20170304_230525

20170315_092320We spent some fun time with the Schwartz family.IMG_20170308_123745_874

Of course there was plenty of school going on.

Decorating chalk eggs

Decorating chalk eggs

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Gavin on left

Gavin on left

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Science!

Science!

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KARATE!

KARATE!

20170317_093842We had a tiny bit of snow to enjoy.20170313_120454

We had a bit of a fashion show month.

Thank you Aunty Heather!

Thank you Aunty Heather!

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Don't ask, but that IS a cat on the hat.

Don’t ask, but that IS a cat on the hat.

This is one of my shirts from when I visited my sister at college before Trinity was even born!

This is one of my shirts from when I visited my sister at college before Trinity was even born!

IMG_20170310_212741_776The completions in class just keep on coming.IMG_20170303_105736_964

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IMG_20170306_100028_671And I found time for some baking.20170321_160654

Don’t forget about St. Patrick’s Day!

Zander far left... oldest to youngest in their pinch free green.

Zander far left… oldest to youngest in their pinch free green.

Setting the leprechaun trap

Setting the leprechaun trap

Quite the gold this year!

Quite the gold this year!

Fancy themed table

Fancy themed table

Themed lunch!

Themed lunch!

Or our monthly Pizza Hut.20170321_181551

The sunroom has finally warmed, with the help of the new portable fireplace and a tidy room we have really been enjoying the space.20170328_193612

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IMG_20170328_192042_567We finished up a redecorate on Emanuel’s room!20170304_184808

We also put up improved clothing rods for the girls!20170314_205905

I got in lots of crocheting time.IMG_20170330_151244_082

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Hats for all of us girls

Hats for all of us girls

And found a yarn that reminded me of a famous painting.IMG_20170313_233313_656

Snuck in a cross stitch pattern – a birthday gift for my mom!20170328_151542

And after making them at Cluby, Trinity helped me make some knotted blankets for our sunroom chairs.IMG_20170308_102121

Spent some time at church.IMG_20170326_110250_423

It was great to spend time with friends who are family.20170304_201128

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Shandai and Ravyn's kitty!!! Well, one of!

Shandai and Ravyn’s kitty!!! Well, one of!

Anthony and Chloe

Anthony and Chloe

20170310_230211And just straight out family! 

Cousin Robbie!

Cousin Robbie!

Ken and I snuck out for our own time together too.IMG_20170313_143009_660

IMG_20170308_215536_014All while we played and learned and kept ourselves busy!IMG_20170302_114620_790

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Creativity in the mind of Echo.

Creativity in the mind of Echo.

 

Spot the squirrel

Spot the squirrel

March-ing Right Along…

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?

At church

At church

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Baskets

Baskets

Egg hunt

Egg hunt

dscn14891We 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. dscn14691

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We decorated traditional/conventional eggs as well.img_20160326_181006

Of course we did our monthly free Home Depot project.imag2615

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! dscn14791

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Emanuel did make it to his Scout field trip to a police station. imag2712

We actually had a few good crafts this March. Marshmallow and toothpick structures.dscn14661

dscn14731dscn14771And making more relaxation bottles using glitter and glitter glue. Sparkle Sparkle!dscn14711

We even managed to get in a visit with the Novaks. dscn14651

And spent plenty of time at the YMCA.

Post swim curls

Post swim curls

Celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a themed lunch.imag2607

img_20160302_123854All in all a good month. This has really been a pretty good year as we look back! dscn14961

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March of Days

Well well we have made it to March and the countdown to spring. Of course with it being slightly warmer I had to take advantage and photograph the kids! I have been lax in doing this of the whole group.IMAG1695

IMAG1730It was nice enough that we were able to photograph a couple of my completed crochet projects outside! Again check out Kristen’s Kords HERE!! She rocks!!!

Tinker Bell!

Tinker Bell!

We had the Schwartz kids over again to watch while their folks were busy. Visits with them with parents or not have become a highlight of our weeks!IMAG1870

102_0344102_0345102_0347Miss Echo has totally embraced all sorts of creative imaginative play. Tea parties are so exciting for the stuffed critters and dolls in this house!102_0350

We finally opened our Chinese New Year lucky candy holders. That yummy strawberry candy is a family favourite.102_0351

102_0352We also have a new family member… Hugo Bear Dog generally known as Bear Dog… he joined us thanks to Amy Sue, the amazingly talented seamstress who is creating dresses for Shandai’s wedding! He is an instant hit and has become Echo’s new favourite snuggle buddy. I have to share her page HERE. I absolutely cannot wait to see how Shandai’s dress and my own turn out! They are going to be spectacular.IMG_20150330_120204

School has continued on swimmingly. I am so proud of the kids for trying their best to expand their knowledge and try to face the hard stuff with less and less whining and complaining.IMAG1665

IMAG1641Don’t forget about Dr. Seuss’ birthday! We had a added experience for the girls – Dr. Seuss themed activities at Lakeshore.IMAG1568

IMAG1682And food that suited our theme… red and white fruit to represent the Cat in the Hat’s hat… One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish jello with gummy fish… and eggs and ham (trust me… GREEN eggs does NOT go over well). I also had each of the kids write their own RHYMING book. Ken, Karyn and I worked out our own book. Talk about fun. Though the kids struggled a bit. You can find our resource post HERE.IMAG1601IMAG1604

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The igloo

The igloo

Home Depot…IMAG1673

Lakeshore Saturday crafts…IMAG1682

A brief foray into pet ownership with the short lived TRIOP!IMAG1744

Movie night with popcorn at the YMCA! (101 Dalmations!!)IMAG1887

Don’t forget St. Patrick’s Day lunch (we did a minor unit this time… previous years have burned us out a little on that theme) but any chance to have a themed meal! You can find our resource page HERE.IMAG1833

Leprechaun escaped our trap once again!

Leprechaun escaped our trap once again!

Themed craft

Themed craft

End the month with… EASTER EGG HUNT!IMAG1935

IMAG1945And it was a well rounded month. March is always that little bit more packed when Easter is early April… Let’s see… Dr. Seuss, Home Depot fun, St. Patrick’s Day, early Easter activity… I think we can say we kept good and busy!102_0328