March ended, I’m fully aware. Just check out my last post title if you don’t believe me. However, I never shared much of my March with you, and so…
Today I bring you “March in a Nutshell in April.” Does that make sense? I think I’m funny.
Evelyn is experimenting with different foods. She loves to suck on pickles! She has also enjoyed spaghetti, refried beans, and some coconut ice cream. In fact, right now she is munching on a cookie so I can walk away and type for a moment without holding her. And boy is she messy!
(I interrupt this post about March to show you my April baby eating her cookie)
Also this month, I did another craft fair. This one was at my old high school, Ike. Besides my regular book purses and baby shoes I showed off my fun race-track quilts/play mats. They are fun to do, and I’m hopeful that a different venue will strike more interest in them than this one did. It wasn’t until I was there that I realized it was a craft/YARD sale, so a lot of the vendors had yard sale stuff and we got a yard sale crowd that wasn’t terribly interested in paying full price for things. Ah, well. I’m determined to have better luck somewhere else.
I mentioned on Facebook that my Relief Society President called me and asked me to dress up as Sis. Mary Ellen Smoot, former general Relief Society President. Great fun, I wish I had a picture of all the ladies dressed up to show you. I did my best, but this was the highest I could get my hair to go without making it look like this:
Also in March, I started walking every day with a friend from church. I could not be more excited about this!!! Not only am I getting a little exercise and fresh air, but I’m having social interaction with a female older than 7 months!
One of the places we often walk through is Kiwanis Park, near our apartment. Steve and I decided to take Evelyn there one afternoon, and she LOVED the swings. This will definitely need to become a frequent activity in the Flynn house.
The last week in March we spent in Sequim with Steve’s parents. We went up on Saturday the 26th and stopped in Seattle in order to be able to celebrate my brother Ben’s birthday, and then kept going because it was also my niece, Lili’s birthday.
Ben asked for a microwavable cat for his birthday. This baby is made of fleece and full of wheat- all the benefit of having a warm sleeping cat on your lap with none of the downsides of hair everywhere, feeding it, cleaning up after it, or getting evicted from your apartment for having a pet. That and wheat smells like bread baking when it is warmed, and a cat smells like a cat.
For Lili, I made an apron that holds crayons. I’m happy to say she loves it and now I’m thinking of making more of them, as it was fairly easy to do and made quite a large grin on her face.
Speaking of grins, this is a picture of 2 very happy girls. We went to the beach with some of our nephews and Lili and had a great time. Evelyn got to see the ocean for the first time and was all smiles for us.
My nephew Ben enjoyed the hillside more than the water, but his sister knew the water was what you go to the beach to enjoy- that and the sand between your toes.
One of the best parts of our trip, however, was watching Evelyn interact with everyone. She knew she was loved and I think she loved everyone back just as much.
She would track her grandparent’s movements as they walked through the house so much that I couldn’t keep her attention when it was time to eat. I won’t mention how much she wanted to be with everyone after her bedtime because that will make me too tired, but she sure loves being a Flynn!
So there you go, I hope you all enjoyed your March and that Spring is springing up and bringing you joy wherever you are.