February flew by quickly, and I really loved our focus on LOVE for the whole month. Now we are into March and ready for spring. In Florida we are having lovely 80 degree weather this week. Time to take stock of our summer wardrobe and pack up the long-sleeved shirts and jackets (we will likely only need long pants occasionally from here on out).
Here is what we have on our agenda this month:
Celebrate Dr. Seuss Week March 2-7: we will re-read some of our favorite Dr. Seuss books
St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th (see below)
Elementary School International Fair on March 19th: I grew up in Canada, so I volunteered to prepare a booth about this cool country to the north.
Spring Break March 23-27 (see below)
St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day is one of those fun little holidays that I like to recognize in a small way. At our house, we always wear green of course, and the children wake up to Lucky Charms cereal for breakfast. This year I think we will dye the milk green. I like to attach this cute printable from Blue Skies Ahead.
A few more ideas I like:
Lunch treat printable (attach a gold candy coin)
Decorate the door with this quote from Spencer W. Kimball (image available from LDS printables)
New rainbow colored markers with gold candy coin attached “You’re my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow” (we need new markers anyway, so this is a useful gift for our house)
I also like this “Getting Lucky” idea for my husband (wink, wink).
With the imminent birth of our fourth child, we have no big plans for travel during Spring Break. We will likely arrange some low-key playdates with friends and work on house projects. We will definitely be visiting a nearby farm for strawberry picking and then make freezer jam!
I am still trying to work through my Project List, but the third trimester of pregnancy (and my swollen feet!) are slowing me down. As a friend on Facebook (who is due the same week I am) said:
2nd trimester=”I can do anything.”
3rd trimester= “No, no you can’t.”
So I will do what I can this month, and focus on growing a baby and maintaining life for the other 4 members of my family.
Looking ahead to April
April has a number of significant events, and preparations will need to be made in March.
April 1st: Birthday for Zach
April 4-5th: General Conference
April 5th: Easter
April 15th: Baby #4 is due
It is a little tricky when General Conference and Easter fall on same weekend, with a birthday very close by. We have special traditions for recognizing all three events, but we don’t have time for everything. So I need to do some planning and figure out what our most important focus will be.
What are your March/April traditions?