I am not being very good about documenting anything we are doing lately. I guess I have pictures of some of what we have been doing but that seems pretty slacker like if I never get around to actually blogging about it. My kids love looking through the photo books I have printed of my blog from past years and I have even intention of continuing but somehow I just never find the time to actually make my posts all that meaningful. So anyway, here is a catch up post. Lots of pictures of what we did through the rest of March.
Sophia and Ian were invited by some friends to go to Fresno to go to the temple. The Oakland temple was closed for a month so this small group made the 2 hour trip to Fresno to try out a temple non of them had been to before.
There was some scouting going on in March too. They held a court of honor and gave out awards. But I think the kids all loved the toasting of marsh mallows and eating of smores the best!
The scouts also got to take a tour of the Federal Aviation facility in the area.
We have been blessed with a bit more rain too. Rainbows popped up some afternoons when the sun peeked out from behind the dark clouds.
I am now a Young Woman Adviser. I have never worked in the Young Woman program so this is new for me. We, the other leaders mainly, put together a beautiful New Beginnings program.
One of my Young Woman had a birthday and she is a big Harry Potter fan so I made her a plate of chocolate frogs as a gift.
The new park opened. It is the park nearest our house and they took out the old play structures and put in two new ones.We have been anticipating the opening of this park for weeks. It had been scheduled to open in January but because of all the rain we have been getting the construction was delayed a bit. We would often stroll by during our many rambles about the neighborhood and check on the progress while waiting and waiting for it to be done so when the fences were finally removed and kids finally allowed to play on the new playgrounds it was momentous.
Molly made me a deal that she would do her school work for a month without throwing a tantrum about it. In return she would get a new "boy barbie". She did great through the month. There were many moments when she would be missing and will have run outside when I was distracted elsewhere rather than finish her work. There was even a few thrown pencils and books because something was hard. But never a tantrum about having to do school so I guess that is a pretty good improvement. She even practiced her piano more and without complaint.
That just about sums up the month of March for us. We did lots of school work and tried to keep our house somewhat clean. We took lots of walks between rain storms and played a whole lot at the park once the new structure was finished and when the sun shined. This lovely spring weather has been so nice! I sure hope it continues for a little while longer before the heat of summer get here!