Goodness, what a busy month!
I found a Monarch pupa on the ground and tried to help it. When it eclosed, it was weak and couldn’t straighten its wings because it kept falling down. We have been feeding it and trying to keep it happy. It doesn’t fly well at all. I’m working on a video about its life.
Dad had been working on clearing out the invasive exotic plants on the northern Ficus aurea. It took him a few hours over the span of a few weeks. When he finally got it done, the children were happy to climb the tree again. Talon was inside the house.
The last week of March, we had Spring Break. Taylor worked on an apron for her American Girl doll. She used the sewing machine that she received two Christmases ago. Instead of giving it power with the pedal, I cranked the motor with my hand. It was slower but more stable. Taylor was able to better guide the fabric under the presser foot.
We had great weather to spend time outside. I took the children to Ocean Zone several times.
On the 25th, we had a DTD moment.
Talon had a wiggly tooth for the majority of two weeks. She lost her first tooth on the 23rd. Taylor pulled it out. The second tooth was pulled out by their maternal grandfather on the 30th.
Kyle received the “Hand Cake” for his turning ten. What an ordeal that was! I had baked the cake early that morning to cool off. When I went to frost it, Nike (our Lab mix) had eaten a nice, big chunk out of it! I rushed the children to the store (because I have only the morning to work on the cake) to buy stuff for another cake.
I finally had a day off on the 29th and caused confusion and delay. They are not used to my being here.
Dad replaced my Windows computer and put Ubuntu.
Ty drew plans for a video game, made a map and everything. He worked on it for a few hours every day. The character is supposed to be in a tower, so all the maps look like round eyes… to me.
And that was March. Whew!