March blew in like a breath of fresh air.
First of all we had some much needed sunshine after dealing with the winter inversion and a vortex of sickness between all the kids. It was sunny enough to break out the shades!
Believe it or not, it was even warm enough to sit outside with some cold treats.
We had a fun St. Patrick's Day. I was lax with the camera and didn't snap any pictures during the week our leprechaun Shamus O'Reilly visited or the chocolate gold coin loot he left on St. Paddy's Day morn. I did however, get a picture of the apology note Ava left Shamus after she gave him a make over with make-up and then was devastated when we told her he was going to leave and never come back.
He accepted her apology but didn't cause any mischief or participate in their traps until he was thoroughly cleaned. Our St. Patrick's Day feast this year consisted of Beef Stew made with shortribs and Irish soda bread homemade by Tyson himself. It was fantastic and the kids actually ate some. For dessert we had Green mint shamrock shakes.
After the holiday, my niece Tanille and I went to Arizona to visit my sister Michelle and her family. It was a fun girls weekend full of movies (Divergent), bowling (I scored like a 50), service for starving children (box 500), good food (Michelle's taco salad), card games (Oh My!), gym time (working it), hiking (or trying to kill me) and pink eye (yep I got pink eye about 4 days before the trip). We also learned that I am an alarmist and panic when stuck between a rock and hard place. My other sister was suppose to go with us but sadly she had to have an appendectomy on the day we flew out so she was unable to join us. We had so much fun just being carefree, kid-less and responsibility-less for a weekend.
Plus sleeping in was to die for!
While I was gone, Tyson and the children survived quite well. He even braved the zoo on two different days and let the kids take friends. If any men need lessons on how to be a good Mr. Mom, then Tyson's the man to teach you. The kids probably didn't even miss me.
We ended the month with a trip to Antelope Island with some friends for a picnic and some hiking and some sight seeing. It was actually a lot more beautiful than I thought and totally something I would love to do again.
The Island's namesake
They are HUGE!
In the midst of our adventures at Antelope Island, we had to get in and out of the car a lot and Talmage got weary of not being able to see anything. He finally had it and would not let us put him back into the car until we reversed his car seat to forward facing. Now he is a happy camper (or car rider at least).
These two had fun dealing in all sorts of shenanigans since they were finally feeling better.