March. The time of the year when I start bringing in any and all flowers and greenery to attempt to stave off winter blues. This year, it was also the time of Piercen's crazy work schedule, my mom's visit, and Holy Week/Easter.
Piercen's last grant proposal was due at the very end of March, so he was basically living at work. Sinclair was teething and therefore not sleeping and neither was I. Luther missed his Papa and wanted me to compensate for the lack of attention . There were a couple of tough days.
At the beginning of the month, Pierce did get to building a beautiful shelf system in the kitchen out of black iron pipes and wood. It's the perfect display place for all my vintage depression glass and dishware.
We visited the Stone Zoo park for the first time, and Sinclair discovered the joy of swinging.
"Will winter ever end Mama?" We got a couple of inches of snow.
We has some warmish days, and spent them digging out the garden bed from its winter blanket of leaves.
Luther got a tire swing in the backyard.
My mom arrived for a much-anticipated week-long visit. She lives in East Tennessee so we don't get to see her nearly as much as we would like.
A tea party, of course. One of the things I appreciate most about my mom is how devoted she is to her grandkids. She just takes them over when she is here, giving me a much needed break.
We've always done the typical hard boiled eggs in colored water method before, but this year, we blew out the insides then painted them with watercolor paints. Much easier/less mess, and I like how they turned out.
Easter lunch setup. We had several families from church and Piercen's work over Easter lunch. We had German asparagus soup (albeit with green, not white, spargel) with garlic bread, two cheese plates, a veggie plate, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. The day was warmish, and we spent the afternoon watching the children hunt for Easter eggs. I hope we turn this into a Easter tradition.