(a very ordinary moment. asher building letters with mini marshmallows and toothpicks)
March was a fun-filled month and the weather was so perfect for enjoying as much time as we could outside, from what I remember. In fact, there were several evenings where the kids wanted to eat our dinner outside on that patio. I remember one of those evenings, it ended up snowing in parts of the east valley, and we could see snow on the Superstition Mountains from our backyard. Our dinner didn't stay warm for very long that night. :) It was also during this month and April where we started harvesting creosote together as we went on our weekly hikes. So much beauty in the desert around this time of year.
Tia came into town for her spring break and got to stay with us one of the nights she was here. We got up the next morning and took a hike together. We were supposed to meet up with one of the homeschool groups we are a part of, but we were running late (ahem) and missed the hike. So, we just took our own and the kids had a lot of fun hiking with Tia.
We also tried to visit the arboretum as much as possible with the beautiful weather around. We became members last year and the kids really love exploring the grounds. It is probably our favorite place to visit when things aren't so hot.
(exploring rocks and minerals at the arboretum)
(journey feeling good with the breeze on her face)
(their favorite tree stump, roots exposed)
For St. Patty's day, we have made it a tradition to go to Fountain Hills for their celebration. The kids love seeing the huge fountain turn dark green. The night before, we set up a little leprechaun "trap" to see if we could trick any little green folk. No such luck, but we did get a note...teasing us for our attempt. ;)
asher looking out at the fountain
(my very own little leprechaun)
(looking through the basket of spring books)
At the end of the month, we took a trip with our homeschool group to go camping at Kartchner Caverns. We took a tour of the caves together which was such an incredible experience. I can't wait to go back again sometime soon! It was a weekend of exploration and...lizards! There were lizards everywhere. Asher's kind of place. (a lone trek through the desert) my lover of reptiles

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