Saturday, April 15, 2017

Maple Syrup, Math and Malaysia

The last week of March.

Sunday, March 26
We got to watch our little friend get baptized in the morning--it was so special.

In the afternoon we went to our most favorite maple syrup place to stock up.
 Maple syrup cotton candy.  (Not pictured--the popcorn.)

Monday, March 27
J left for a few days in Arizona.

Tuesday, March 28
Water cooler birds.

Wednesday, March 29
As usual, because J was traveling, I had a house full of travelers, too.  (This time to Malaysia*.)

A library wooly bear.

We came home with a huge stack of math books.  Fun books make math fun.  (T was trying to solve the Konigsberg bridge problem.;)

Beza journaling. :)

Friday, March 30
J came home early and we all went out to breakfast before he headed to work.

Also, due to the retirement announcement of the color dandelion, they scoured their crayon supply to conserve them.

Saturday, April 1
April Fool's Day--that's one for another post. ;)

But it's also the day the sky squirrels reappeared.

And the groundhog.  It looks like planting vegetables in the garden will be futile again this year. :/

*I think T's trip location was inspired by the following. :)  While J was away we had been reading 13 Skyscrapers Every Child Should Know (and had just learned about the Petronas Towers).  And we watched Samantha Brown in Malaysia.  We also started Big Crazy Family Adventure--what a fun show!

Spring is Here! (Birds and Friends)

Sunday, March 19
While J, M and T went skiing for the day (to use some passes they had before the season was over), Beza and I went to church and then did some shopping.  (We happed upon this musical group at the mall.)

Monday, March 20
Happy First Day of Spring!!!

Tuesday, March 21
Every Tuesday (except the snowy ones--of which there have been many) my friends come over for an hour and a half to catch up and to talk about a book. (We're reading Francis Chan's Crazy Love.)  And we always have something good to eat.

Finn has made quite a mud hole.

These are the remainders of the caves/forts that M and T made during the Blizzard.

Wednesday, March 22
Journaling time. :)

We got to spend the morning with friends we haven't seen in too long.

Ha--a pic for posterity--we've had these mealy worms in the cupboard for like a year to feed to some kind of bird.  Every once in a while I would accidentally pick them up and be a little surprised by the contents of the package.  It was time for them to go.  (I don't even think the birds liked them.)

Thursday, March 23
T usually wakes up with a project in mind.  Lately he's been using an electronics kit.  

I gave them a few more k'nex to add to his pulley/wheel supply.  

Lots of bluebirds were in the backyard.

Icicles formed in their melting caves/forts.  Like stalactites.  (Some of them were quite sharp!)

Happy Puppy Day!

We ended the day with ice cream and LuLaRoe shopping.  

Friday, March 24
A few love doves. ;)

We went to a large puppet dinosaur performance.

And then stopped for a treat before another playdate.

While we were out we finally got a new garage door--ours hadn't been functioning in weeks.  (Whoo-hoo!)

And then we went to an Ethiopian restaurant for dinner to celebrate Beza's 6-year Gotcha Day. :)

Saturday, March 25
All day long the yard was filled with robins.  (The snow was really melting away.)

We ended the week with a rare date night and had an especially delicious dinner. 

 Only one more week of March!

The Week of the Blizzard of 2017 (Stella)

Sunday, March 12
We played Apples to Apples.

This massive structure has been in my closet for days--it's a little hard to get to our clothes...

Monday, March 13
Archery day.

The seagull and the striking blue sky give no clue that a for-real blizzard is on its way.

They have been pretending that they have a restaurant called Perfecto's. :)

The walls of our house are plastered with warnings.

The sunset before the storm.

Tuesday, March 14
Blizzard day.
(The view across the pond.)

The official recorded amount when it was all over was 21". (This was taken at noon.)

It was also Pi Day.  So we had pies.

Wednesday, March 15
It was still snowing.

Thursday, March 16
So many birds to watch...

I found this on my phone.  (Oh my...she's getting so big...)

Learning "leave it" at dog class.

Friday, March 17
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
(Our annual we're-wearing-something-green photo.)

We went to the mall for lunch and then to Trader Joe's.

M and T made "Digestive System Theme Parks" to review what they've been learning in science.

Beza and I took Finn for a walk.  (He LOVES climbing the snow banks.)

We can't stop birdwatching.
(Landing pad.)

Saturday, March 18
The morning crew.  (Mostly still sporting green.)

Spring is just a few days away!