Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Marvelous March {2017}

March was pretty marvelous with nice weather, lots of celebrations, and many good memories made.  Of course, every month has some pretty remarkable days when you are raising children, but there are also plenty of rough days too.  Days that are tiring, mundane, and where nothing goes as planned.  March may have had a few of those, but mostly, it was pretty great.

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We flipped our calendars to reveal these bright colorful rainbows reminding us of our little rainbow Mattox's birthday.  I also made some delectable homemade brownies and the batter was divine.  My Valentine roses may not have survived, but the petals were still too lovely to throw out.  They still smelled nice too. 

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These decorations stayed up all month as we celebrated birthdays all month.  We started the celebrations off with Mattox's. 

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My little man almost shares his birthday with Dr. Seuss.  

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I cooked a lovely feast of homemade barbecue pork and mashed potatoes and enjoyed our homemade brownies for dessert. 

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I forgot several days of Dr. Seuss week, but Brody did dress as a book character this day.  We decided on an old favorite from the days when he was a "mean toddler" monster, and we hoped he would lose his mean.  It may still apply sometimes.  He already had the shirt so I just made him a hat. 

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My little 2 year old cutie.  He looked so cute wearing his work goggles pretending to fix stuff with his tools. 

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Look Who's Talking just happened to be on, and I couldn't help but notice some similarities.  

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Selfies at dinner. 

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Daddy and his cute littlest man after church. 

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We ate at the Scottish pub in town. 

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The closest restaurant to Irish. 

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Grayson demonstrated how big he is getting at his doctor appointment.  I just love when they sleep with their arms raised above their heads. 

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Mattox looking cute in Daddy's hat.  Grayson just looking cute. 

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Mattox and I enjoyed a lunch date. 

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Mattox enjoyed "reading" some Max and Ruby books and making a craft of Max's dirt cake at library storytime.  I finally finished The Cursed Child. 

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I rearranged the playroom to move the play kitchen in here.  I wanted Brody to still use his Cafe, but it was way too big so I modified it using just the porch awning part and the storage shelves to create a little kitchen area. I think it works well. 

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This little monkey was 14 weeks old. 

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Evan and his neighbor friends have been loving the trampoline.  Until the two brothers (not ours) decided to wrestle and fall through the net.  Yikes.  A new net has been ordered to replace that one. 

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How much is that cutie in the window?  Sweet Mattox wanted to go out and play, but it was a little too chilly and he wasn't wearing pants. Haha!  A rare cuddle with Brody in the bed these days.  

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My little "naked" policeman wearing nothing but a hat and diaper in his police car. 

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Looks like a stripper.  Ha! 

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Mattox loving his baby. Our baby is so happy!  I tell him it looks like his face would hurt smiling so big. 

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Playing on his playmat.  He does not love tummy time. 

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We brought this little leprechaun home from school.  Then, Brody spent all afternoon plotting how to capture one.  He drew this monster to "scare" the leprechaun so he could catch him.  Ha! 

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Gotta love "pi" day.  Any excuse for pie.  I made a homemade pecan one because I had all the ingredients. 

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All of the boys in the little ball pit.  Mattox thought it was too crowded. 

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During a long school break, we drove down to see Daddy at work and eat lunch at a little country style restaurant.  Fried chicken, cabbage, blackeyed peas and okra, and sweet potatoe casserole...yummy!  Can you believe my husband only ate meat and rice?  Sigh. 

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I treated the boys to milkshakes at a cute (but pricey) place in our town.  They had wanted to go since we moved here.  Evan wants to go for breakfast to get their crepes.  They all shared one milkshake because it was big (and expensive).  Ha!  

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They also got some yummy cannolis. 

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Mattox showing us his little house.  After I painted it, I wasn't sure where I wanted it.  I thought about here in the backyard but decided since it doesn't have a floor, it needed to be on the concrete driveway.   Plus, the bugs aren't as bad there. 

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My little leprechaun for St. Patrick's Day. 

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We needed to go to the DMV but Savannah was in chaos for the St. Patrick's Day parade so we headed to the next town of Hinesville.  We took our family pictures in the little town square under some huge old live oaks. 

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Our family pictures for St. Patrick's Day. 

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We visited a little German restaurant in this town which was so cute.  I enjoyed my wiener schnitzel with mushroom gravy.  The boys liked the painting of the Bavarian castle.  Since I am more German than Irish, I felt it was appropriate to eat here for St. Patrick's Day.  Ha!  Grayson doesn't seem to be feeling very lucky though. 

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The boys all got huge ice cream sundaes with their meals so they are big fans. 

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The boys had a kickball game at church on Saturday morning because they are working on some badges from their church clubs. 

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Mattox enjoyed eating his breakfast during the game. 

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They got their first badges from their "Basic Training" at church.  They were the cutest little soldiers. 

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We tried another "new to us" restaurant close to our house on the riverfront.  It is called Fish Tales, and I do recommend if you are in the area.  The water looked so pretty and blue that day. 

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I rode in the back and took some pictures of the boys in the car when Papa and Grandma were visiting. 

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I enjoyed my yummy ice cream while giving a tour of Savannah.  I also picked up a refreshing bottle of Cheerwine (yes, a NC beverage) while in downtown Savannah. 
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Grayson developed a new love for his feet. 

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I just love that cute face.  I also was the only one who enjoyed this meal I cooked.  It was a chicken, potato, spinach and parmesan cheese bake recommended by a friend.  I knew Eddie would be turned off by the spinach even though the parmesan cheese sauce covered the spinach nicely.   

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We tried to protect the boys from the dreadful biting gnats at the first baseball games.  It worked well for Grayson, but Mattox got eaten up worse than ever because he wouldn't leave the net alone and let the gnats inside. 

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Brody getting ready for another baseball season. 

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Cousin Grady enjoyed posing for pictures using the kids camera app on my phone.  He and Grayson were driving a car.

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All of these cuties looked awesome in shades.  I think I need to get my boys some aviator sunglasses.  Grayson looks particularly cool. 

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More camera fun.  Grady and I in our castle and the cutest little fireman and policeman ever.  Grayson made a cute little alligator. 

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Mommy is the princess, and Daddy is a ???  Purple haired troll?  Mattox and I have our kissing lips ready. 

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More cuteness. Rainbow shades for a rainbow. 

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And we ended the month celebrating another big birthday.  Our big guy turned 10!  

1 comment:

  1. Sherry -- I don't know why but this post just showed up in my feed and it looks like you posted it a MONTH ago. Yerghks.

    Anyways, you are so right about some days are amazing and some days are exhausting. And with three little boys and one big boy (How is Evan 10 already?!?!?!), I can't imagine how busy you guys are.

    Mattox is adorable in those goggles and all your food pictures are making me HUNGRY! And I'm very impressed you painted that playhouse. It looks great!

    Okay, I think I'm done now. I'm home with a sick Rachel (again - boo), and she wants some more Ginger Ale.


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