Yes, I realize that today many people will be drinking green beer and celebrating St. Patrick's Day, but I do things a little differently here... today is the day, I started my seeds. Because you know, in 8 weeks, all risk of frost will have passed, and the plants can be hardened off outside. Or so the theory goes.
Then in the afternoon, I had DH clear off the balcony with me so that the boys had somewhere outside to play (because it was just the beautiful outside). Once it was done (and it was quite the job, because I had the remnants of my garden from before DH got cancer still out there), I set the boys loose with a bucket of sidewalk chalk.
They. Loved. It.
Total joy. Did not want to come in for dinner.
There is definitely going to be a sandbox this year... love having my boys! If I play my cards right, I'll be able to keep them busy outside so I can spend time gardening!