Sunday, February 26, 2017

March Memory Making

In keeping with my resolution to be more thoughtful and organized when it comes to celebrating the seasons... here are some plans and random thoughts for March (updated from last year's post).

Special Dates to Celebrate

March 12th ~ Daylight Savings

Today we get to "spring" our clocks forward an will still be daylight at dinner time!

*March 14th ~ National Pi Day *

We celebrate Pi Day by eating pie and talking about Pi. Some years we make a pie, other years we pick one up on the way home.

*March 17th ~ St. Patrick's Day *

We are not Irish, but we like to wear green today anyway. The kids set out a leprechaun trap Grace made years ago and a foolish leprechaun usually drops some gold (chocolate) inside.  We always have bagels for breakfast, with green cream cheese (one of the few times I use food coloring!). We try to eat something vaguely Irish for dinner, along with Irish soda bread and shamrock shakes for dessert. Sometimes on the weekend closest, Dad makes corned beef and cabbage for the kids who like it. 

*March 20th ~ First Day of Spring *

We don't do anything special this day, but I like to notice it.

*March 12th ~ The Full Sap Moon *

It's always nice to notice when the moon is full!

 James turns 12 this month, so we'll be celebrating that. We also celebrate our older dog's birthday this month. The kids like to make him a dog food "cake" and buy him a new toy for his big day. 

Things to Notice & Do This Month
  • Drink Irish coffee
  • Continue making maple syrup - a good month for pancake breakfasts, too!
  • Easter planning - outfits, crafts, shop for basket treats
  • Watch for the first robins in the yard
  • Buy pansies 
  • Organize spring toys ~ bubbles, jump ropes, bikes, etc.
  • Start planning for next year's homeschooling
  • Take a trip to a local flower show
  • Watch for the first crocus in the garden - so nice to see that little green sprout!
  • Organize summer activities and calendar - camps, classes, practices
  • Notice the wind
  • Watch for the forsythia to turn yellow
  • Look for skunk cabbage by the brook
  • Begin yard work once mud season is over

Happy (soon to be) March!

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