I see from Facebook posts that it's been in the 60s in Ohio and everyone is enjoying heading back outside again. It's spring here, too (though not quite that warm), and I almost feel like I haven't earned it yet; we never got stuck inside at all. We had two sets of snow flurries all winter, neither of which stuck. Tuesday we went over to the farm and helped plant peas. (Well, I planted peas, D2 carried the dish of peas around for awhile, D1 poked random tools at random weeds, D4 drove his toy car up and down the rows, and D3 wanted to be picked up.)
We didn't do anything for St. Patrick's day, except tell the story (captured by pirates is good!) of St. Patrick. We did, however, celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with a party hosted by Wondergirl. I was insufficiently prepared for the crazy hat contest (D3 wore a stack of hats in honor of Bartholomew Cubbins), but squeaked out a narrow victory in the *Fox in Socks* reading contest. We came home with a large stock of leftover playdough in garish colors, which has been keeping the kids well occupied all week.