Moments that Matter: April 2014 Edition

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Welcome to the 2nd edition of our “Moments that Matter” series! In this monthly series, we will give you an up close look at what life on the Chesapeake is all about. Through photos of our adventures, our family, and scenes from the Bay area, we hope to give you a taste of what inspires us (and our food).

April brought us an abundance of beautiful flowers, warmer weather, and lots of time outdoors. Though the official start of spring was in March, it was this month that spring really sprung! Every day the trees got a little greener, the air a little warmer, and the flowers slowly began to bloom. Spring seemed a bit timid this year, almost as if the plants were afraid that winter would return at any minute. Although, after the relentless winter we endured, I certainly don’t blame them (we did have a few snow flurries in early April- unheard of here in Maryland)!

This month was a busy one for our family but we found time to squeeze in a few exciting adventures. Between the farmer’s market in Baltimore, the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC, and WineFest in St. Michael’s, we were all over the Chesapeake region in April! We also had an action-packed Easter Sunday full of family fun, egg hunts, and some amazing gluten free meals (thanks to my wonderful parents and in-laws). It was the perfect way to kick off spring and embrace the change of seasons… spring, we are soooo glad you are (finally) here!

We hope you enjoy this edition of “Moments that Matter” and be sure to check back soon, we’ve got lots of fun things to share with you this summer! Did you miss last month’s “Moments that Matter”? Don’t worry, you can find the March edition by clicking here!

Moments that Matter April 2014 from www.BlueCrabMartini.com

Our daffodils (my favorite flower) finally bloomed on April 7th

Moments that Matter April 2014 from www.BlueCrabMartini.com

When we heard that the Natural History museum in DC would be closing the dinosaur exhibit later this month for a 5 year renovation, we rushed to see them one last time!

Moments that Matter April 2014 from www.BlueCrabMartini.com

The Natural History Museum also has an amazing interactive butterfly exhibit that we loved!

Moments that Matter April 2014 from www.BlueCrabMartini.com

Me and my little guy enjoying the butterfly exhibit. They kept landing on his head, so he put his hood on 🙂

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While in DC we also checked out the Cherry Blossom Festival. If you ever get the chance to go, don’t miss out. You can see more of our Cherry Blossom visit in this post for cherry banana scones.

Moments that Matter April 2014 from www.BlueCrabMartini.com

This month was opening day for the Baltimore Farmer’s Market. Check out this gorgeous assortment of fresh, local mushrooms that we found!

Moments that Matter April 2014 from www.BlueCrabMartini.com

Warmer days meant more time for playing outside!

Moments that Matter April 2014 from www.BlueCrabMartini.com

We snuck away for a date night at Harris Crab House- one of the best views on the Eastern Shore!

Moments that Matter April 2014 from www.BlueCrabMartini.com

Only in Maryland would we have an Easter egg hunt on the beach! These two little guys were excited.

Moments that Matter April 2014 from www.BlueCrabMartini.com

The closest we could come to a “nice” family photo on Easter- believe me, we tried, and tried to get everyone smiling (or at least looking at the camera). Maybe next year!

Moments that Matter April 2014 from www.BlueCrabMartini.com

Beautiful blossoms were every where this month.

Moments that Matter April 2014 from www.BlueCrabMartini.com

Helping my mom with her (amazing) garden. Can’t wait for some fresh organic veggies this summer!

Moments that Matter April 2014 from www.BlueCrabMartini.com

While in mom’s garden I noticed that the strawberries are blooming… won’t be long now!

Moments that Matter April 2014 from www.BlueCrabMartini.com

WineFest in St. Michael’s was so much fun! Hundreds of wines to sample and a beautiful town to enjoy.

Moments that Matter April 2014 from www.BlueCrabMartini.com

Of course, no Maryland festival would be complete without fresh shucked oysters, yum!

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I'm a veggie growing, wine drinking, Maryland mom, with a passion for real food and life by the Chesapeake Bay. Check out my blog: www.bluecrabmartini.com
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