March is a crazy month for us. Always. My little girl celebrates her birthday, and as soon as we finish up the celebrations for her we start preparing for my younger son’s birthday which is two weeks later.
This March was no different.
It’s been a good one.
The first of the month saw me register the wee girl for Kindergarten. Wow, bittersweet moment there. A few days later we enjoyed the annual cub scout Pinewood Derby and the following weekend saw us celebrating St Patrick’s Day at a big party with friends.
The YMCA Swimming Championships were followed by the New England Silver Championships. My eldest did brilliantly and has the medals and ribbons to show for it. Super proud parent moments for us.
Then it was my little girl’s birthday. She’s five! How can that be? We had a wonderful day, and then followed that up with an awesome party with her friends. Turning five was fun.
We finished up the month with our first experience of a Spelling Bee when my eldest competed for his elementary school, with their team coming third. Another proud parent moment!
Bang in the middle of the month we had ANOTHER snow day when Storm Stella hit, taking us up to four days to be added on at the end of the year. And then? The last day of the month saw more snow. The crazy New England weather continues; I’m not sure I’ll ever get used to it.
As usual, trying to get photos of all five of us was an entertaining experience. Although we are getting better and it no longer takes us half an hour, tears and 100 bad photos to get one where we’re all looking at the camera.
My seven year old fidget is generally the one that isn’t looking anywhere near the camera, and this time was no exception, but I quite like the fact that he was looking up at his brother or down at his sister this time. And yes, he’s wearing a furry onesie. Sometimes it’s not worth the effort to try and get him out of it!
My husband is away on business again and the seven year old has a stinking cold, but yesterday we just had to get out of the house for a bit. After spending the morning building a snowman, the afternoon turned bright and sunny (New England, I love you) and we escaped to our local Starbucks for a cheer-us-up treat. I sat at a table with the three, listening to them chatter. It was lovely, and funny, and another reminder of how much they are all growing up.
April will see my seven year become the eight year old, Easter and Spring Break. I can’t wait for a week off with the three, although we’re completely disorganized and have NOTHING planned. Really must do something about that.
While I have a mini panic over that, here’s to me and my family in March!
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