Monday, March 21, 2011

Welcome Lady Spring!

This past weekend we were fortunate enough to welcome Lady Spring's arrival by celebrating with friends! After what seemed like an eternal winter, it was wonderful to officially say goodbye winter, hello spring! Friday we ventured over to our good friends house to dye some spring eggs. The older boys lost interest pretty quickly (are they really getting to be that age already???), but the younger guys loved every minute of it. The biggest challenge was keeping the two little girls from trying to eat the already dyed eggs!

picking their eggs
the dyeing assembly line

what will it look like?

Half of the final results! The eggs turned out beautifully!
On Saturday, we hosted our potluck Spring celebration. The weather couldn't have been more perfect and it was such a great night! After eating together, I did a small puppet show for the kids while the daddies hid all the eggs. Then it was time to find them! We ended the evening by roasting marshmallows by the fire. We all had so much fun and it was a great way to start Spring.

grown up talk (with no kids!)

waiting to hunt for eggs

the kids did a great job and were able to find all but 1 egg!

marshmallow roasting time

enjoying the fire

I love Lilah's face (I have no idea what she was telling Jacob though)
We have been enjoying the warmer weather and spotting the changes in our neighborhood on our morning walks. There is always a bit of excitement for the kids around the change of seasons. Our spring is already setting up to be busy with camping trips, planting our first garden (however small it may have to be!), birdhouse building and nest watching, hikes and playing in the creek once again, more spring celebrations, visits to farms, birthdays and visits with family!

1 comment:

  1. It was a perfect Equinox celebration! Love all the pictures!