We started off the month with lots of playdates in and around town - trips to the parks and the beaches. Andrew took us on a quick overnight trip to Charleston the second weekend of the month - his favorite musician was playing a solo show at The Pour House, so we joined him for the night - except we played at the hotel while he went to the show. We had a lot of fun while we were there though, but I think he had the most fun of all. :) We played tourist as we strolled King St, and we took the littlest Lee to the Charleston Children's Museum to get a preview to what's to come in Savannah. We have our very own Children's Museum opening in June, and we are too excited about it especially after our trip to Chucktown. Naomi had a fit over the water room, and I about flipped over backwards when I saw the mock Publix they had set up - complete with shopping carts, grocery aisles, and scanner lines. You would've had to literally peel me out of there when I was a little girl. And I would've gone home with the notion of building my own in the family playroom too. It was that awesome. And for $7 a head, it was a fun, affordable thing for us to do as a family that Naomi absolutely adored!
After our weekend visit to Charleston, we had our first family outing to Tybee of the year the weekend after. Andrew's been incredibly busy at work these days, so we were excited to be able to take the Friday he was off for St. Patrick's Day and enjoy each other in the sand and sun. Yes, St. Patrick's Day is an observed holiday around these parts! This year is actually the first year since we moved here in 2006 that children did not have a day off from school to celebrate! I was shocked! :)
I won't go into details about St. Patrick's Day in Savannah. I will say that you have to experience the craziness first hand someday though. We took Naomi to the parade bright and early Saturday morning, and for the second year in a row, left before the parade finished. It really is that long of a parade! We sat and watched from 10:30-1:00,and after the Clydesdales, eagles, and everything in between, we were ready to scoot. It's certainly a lot of fun, and we got lots of great pics of the Ganz. She's the whole reason we go, after all!
We ended the month with a visit to Macon for Cherry Blossom, and Naomi's North Carolina grandparents came for a visit last weekend. We have been busy, busy, but so glad we were able to spend time with family. Naomi has a new "trick" she's learned from Papa, so as soon as I get it on video, I'll post it. All we have to say to her is "do the Papa," and she raises her arm from side to side - hard to describe, but it's learned from him. He's a hoot, and so is she! Mess with a capital M!