Today we celebrated the first day of spring – and the vernal equinox! Yes, we are still heading towards the light and enjoying all the warmth it is bringing our way. All around us are signs of spring. The daffodils and day lilies are poking their heads out and seem undeterred by the five inches of snow we got shortly after I took the photo above.


As a matter of fact, it is exactly the vacillation between blossoms and a winter-wonderland; afternoons spent at the beach with the kids followed by afternoons sledding and playing games by the fire that truly tells me spring is upon us. The days are markedly longer, and although winter threw us one last storm it seems inevitable that it must loosen its icy grip and let go for another year.

We got into the spirit last weekend by planting the seeds for our veggie patch! We are trying lots of different tomatoes this year and a few other things to keep the garden interesting for the kids (peas!)

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Vivien showed great restraint in not opening all of the seed packets and doing her own planting. Instead her tiny little pinky became our expert seed dibbler.  Morgan did plenty of directing and advising and even wrote some of the labels. I should have asked her to write them at the start. I’m still getting used to the fact that she can read and write.

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