While we were finishing up or visit with Traveling Tracy, enjoying the unseasonable warm temps and even daffodils poking out of the ground March quickly put an end to all that. Week one started off with what would be the first of three Nor-Eaters (big snow storms) in just three weeks to hit our area leaving us buried in snow. Really was not finding it any fun after we were bare in February and our hearts we all set on warm weather and the possibility of any early spring.
|Traveling Tracy from Texas experiences a New York style Nor'easter|
Also rescheduled or I guess it was just a time change as the day was the same was our 4-H meeting for the month. Of course its march so we had to do something St. Patrick's Day themed that still kept with this years theme, Bugs. Now, I'm patting myself on the back for this brilliance and I'm sure Pintrest deserves a little credit too but we ended up making Bug Houses and then used them to make Leprechaun Traps too. And if all that wasn't fun we added leprechaun gardens which is like a fairy garden but we used gold and green stuff to help entice the mischievous little things into entering our traps. It thought for sure we would catch one this year but guess our locks were not so great, maybe next year.
Week 2, with the musical and 4-H meeting over we went right into concert mode thanks to the school's Pop's Concert. Both girls are in the 5th and 6th Grad Band (drums and flute) and one in 5th and 6th grade Chorus so we were running again and shoveling, don't forget about the 2nd snow storm. Thankfully other then making trips for dresses and shoes we were able to be home more that week shoveling snow.
Want to talk about a shocker, the night of the concert at the dinner table the Youngest daughter says "I get to do a solo duet tonight." I tell you it about blew me out of the water, she is a bit more out going then the Oldest daughter but still very shy. Boy, I wish I had know earlier as I would have been bragging her up like crazy to everyone. Congratulations to her and the other 3 who were chosen to do the same. And while I'm bragging her up I should also mention that she was one of only a few 5th graders moved up to perform with the band in the concert that night which meant she is way ahead of many members in the 5th grade band.
And if that don't make a parent proud enough the Oldest Daughter who also happens to be 1st chair flute also performed on her own in band as well. While it was not a "solo" in the sense of performing on her own with out anything else playing it was a part in the song that she was the only flute playing as the others had not learned enough yet to play that part.
Yes, that't right I'm bragging about my kids. And they deserve the acknowledgement too as they do wonderful and try very hard in everything they do. That is something lacking a lot in today's "oh well" youth. So congrats to both the girls and thank you for being such inspirations. We love you very much!!!
|5th and 6th grade band.|
|Youngest Daughter's Solo Duet, Awe she just looked so tiny next to that much older boy, Great job sweetie!|
|Oldest Daughter 1st Chair Flute, Very proud of your amazing job! And front row makes it so much easier to get photos,|
The only real happenings other then snow for this week was that by the end of the week the sun finally started shining after what seemed like forever and it was St. Patrick's Day. We usually don't go overboard here on this day as we put so much into it already with 4-H and the Legion but we still wanted to do something with "Green" to it so the girls and I grabby my sister and we were off to Simply Succulents, a work shop on growing and using succulent plants. It was some much needed girl time and a great break from all the "winter" we have had lately to be playing with plants.
This is also the week we got this years new addition to the list of critters we have. Babies, that always means we are that much closer to spring here, or at least that is what I tell myself. We did not add a ton of new chickens this year as we really don't need them but we couldn't let chick days come and go with out getting any so we settled on Bantams as we only have a few and meat birds for the obvious reason. I'm sure these wont be the last critters added this year but its a nice start with out my typical going overboard on chicks.
And with St. Patrick's Day over it was a quick take down of the decoration to get up Easter as fast as possible with it falling so early this year. I even waded though the snow to get the driveway display done too.
So you see its been a crazy month and with a big family dinner here Easter Sunday (only2weeks away) it will probably not get any slower for us before it ends but the good news is the sun has been shining for almost 4 days now and the snow storm they were predicting for this week is not going to be the big snow they thought and in 2 days spring starts (according to the calendar). We will just have to take the rest as it comes at us and do the best we can till the flowers do come up.