Can I say that I am so excited that March is almost over? We've had quite a busy month with Alan's 29th birthday on the 5th, to lots of school events and responsibilities, to two of the sweetest little girls being welcomed into the world (Sydney to the Byrnes' and Cadence to the Sharda's--congrats friends), to a few family outings (Meijer Gardens Butterfly Night and Finding Nemo on Ice!) Only two more weeks and we're into April AND spring break! We've also been (as best as we can) observing Lent--this year Alan and I decided that we didn't want to give something up, but actually add something to our lives. We've not been as consistent as we would have hoped, but we have been trying to spend daily quiet times reading the Bible and praying. Mars Hill, our church, also put out a Lent Calendar that I have been observing as well (things that the entire community could be doing together--check it out at marshill.org).
Kirra has definitely entered a new stage--one that we're not excited about--TANTRUMS! We are thrilled that it has taken her almost 30 months to get to this point and we are very aware that it is a normal part of her development, but we are also very adamant about the fact that there are other ways for her to get her feelings/thoughts across (and to be honest, she has really only had a few meltdowns) The public tantrum is the worst (like the one she had at Kohl's the other day where she completely fell apart because she didn't want to try on a pair of shoes), but this stage is also teaching us about how we need to be more intentional about Kirra's schedule/sleeping/feeding needs etc. I am hoping that this stage lasts only a short time and that by the time baby #2 comes in June she'll be tantrumed out! Wishful thinking?! :)
Below are pics from Nemo on Ice and our family night at Meijer Gardens (didn't get any butterfly pics cuz the place was PACKED):Here's to another two weeks of March...and hopefully no more snow!!!