Monday, April 1, 2013

March is over.

March is over.  March is OVER! 

The last weekend finally wrapped up a few of the months activities, and of course, it was also Easter. 

Three weeks ago I watched the flames fade into the lightening sky.  The wood kiln crackled and popped.  And then we waited. 


The door was finally un-bricked and all the ceramic wares were still warm to the touch.


We unloaded  scraped and stacked.  I frantically wrapped sculptures, mugs, cups and bowl into pieces of newspaper.  I still had to drive home, pick up the kids, shop for the Easter goodies (last minute - of course) and drive down the Bitterroot valley to our weekend destination. 

I checked my email when I got home and found out the results of another of March's projects - the winners of the Second Annual Bathing Beauties Bead Challenge.   Check them out.  The first place winner is AMAZING!

I packed the car. Loaded up the kids, the dogs and two stores later finally drove out of town. I missed my turn which added an extra half hour to our drive.  I hoped that would let my little man sleep just long enough.... but Sylvan only had a mini nap and screamed inconsolably upon our arrival until he found a friend. 


Then the Easter activities could begin:


The sunset was amazing!


Ivory had her first sleep over!  She spent the night inside with her friend and her family while Sylvan, Adam and I slept outside in a wall tent. 

We chatted over cups of coffee and mimosas while a tray of danishes, scrambled eggs and three pounds of bacon slowly disappeared.  And then, of course, we had an Easter "egg" hunt. 




Jelly beans, suckers, caramels, black licorice, a bar of chocolate and beads. 



The kiddos strung their beads into necklaces in the warm spring sun.

I let out a breath.

March is over.


more pictures of our weekend here.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, barefoot weather in Montana in Spring! I haven't really felt barefoot-y yet, and you know how I hate shoes!
    Looks like everyone had fun on Easter!
    Oh, and the first place necklace is beautiful! I see you received an award, too! Congratulations!!!
    Omama/Mama

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  2. Sunday was wonderful, but today the weather was even better. We spent ALL day outside. Sylvan took all his clothes off (too hot he said) and was naked until dinner.

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