This cute boy finally lost his second front tooth! The funniest part is that he lost it during church. He got it out and gasped a little; everyone around us laughed and fortunately someone brought us a baggie to stick it in. We stuck it under his pillow that night and the "Tooth Fairy" brought him some money. Sadly, he's figured it out. He came in our room the next morning and told us the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny and Santa Claus are all pretend. We told him he was right but he needed to keep it a secret for the younger kids. He is growing up much too fast!
On William's actual birthday morning, we had our traditional number pancake with candles but William wasn't thrilled with the sparkling candles we used.
Carter was recognized at his Honor Roll assembly, which happened to fall on the one day I worked. Papa filled in for us and got this photo from his phone. Thanks, Dad!
For St. Patrick's Day, leperchauns came and destroyed our house, leaving a trail of gold (Werther's) and turning the milk green. They also left some fun, sugary breakfast cereal and a note. :)
That night we had a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner brought my parents. I made whole-wheat Irish soda bread. It was sooo easy and sooo yummy! We got serious playing Connect Four x Four as well. It is an exciting twist on the old Connect Four; we really enjoy it!
We finally finished reading Indian in the Cupboard and held a themed night. Little Bear consistently asked for "Meat. Little Bear need meat." so we went with that. We haven't been eating much meat around here, especially red. But being that we aren't morally opposed to eating it I bought some organic, grass fed strip steaks and we grilled them. Wow! What a difference in taste. We cut them up small and used toothpicks to eat that and our grilled veggies (William may have eaten a few Fruit Loops as well;)). We also watched the movie with our popcorn (that Little Bear requested). Danny and I both were a little disappointed in the movie but the kids really liked it. We haven't started reading something else yet but we are thinking about Harry Potter for the summer.
We also went back to the "jumping place" and I couldn't resist both of these cuties in the swing together,
Carter jumped like crazy at Jump Rope for Heart,
and, we had fun at Nana and Boppies with extra foamy handsoap.
Besides William's actual birthday, the highlight of March was when we went a wonderful vacation in the middle of the month. One of William's biggest fans sent us to Disneyland for a few days. We met her and her beautiful family for the first time and had such a relaxing and enjoyable time enjoying our kids! Here we are with Angela and three of her four kids. She decked us out in Disney attire and literally spoiled us the whole time. William having been ill was incredibly difficult, but like all trials, there are blessings that come from it. We knew this trip was a tangible blessing from our experience and evidence of God's love for our family. We are so grateful to Angela and her generosity!