An Awesome Lunar Experience

Weekly Happenings: This past Sunday, we had the opportunity to see a “blood moon” lunar eclipse. It was so cool to see how bright it was and then to see the transformation to the full eclipse. Since we knew the next day was a holiday, we let Joseph stay up to see the full eclipse (it was at about 11:00 PM) since he would be able to sleep in the next day. He really enjoyed getting to see the transformation. Monday, we got up and took a family trip to the zoo. After that, we settled down to have a normal rest of the week. 😉

The Weekly Weather: We’ve had a couple of regular cold days (I keep having to pull my succulents into the garage to avoid the freezing temperatures at night), but mostly just regular cold days.

What Paul’s Been Up To: He enjoyed the gaming convention he attended this past Saturday. It was a good break from the mundane for him.

What Sarah’s Been Up To: Not too much on my end…just the regular stuff, I suppose.

What Joseph’s Been Up To: He enjoyed seeing the cool moon. He also enjoyed getting to tell his class and GT group all about it.

What Abigail’s Been Up To: She’s been sweetness and sass this past week. She has a firm grasp on what she wants to do and how she wants to do it, which can sometimes make us butt heads. Her sweetness (like when she comes over and kisses my leg as I’m making dinner, or when she asks for a hug many times throughout the day) makes up for it rather quickly, though.

This Week in Pictures:

Paul at his gaming convention.
While at his convention, he took this picture of one of my favorite downtown structures: the Tower of the Americas.
The moon before the eclipse started. It was huge and bright!
The moon during the eclipse.
Since the camera always makes it look smaller than it actually is, Paul zoomed in so the color was more visible.
This is what it looked like through the viewer, though.
Paul got this cool picture of one of the giant anteaters at the zoo.
He also got this great shot of the tiger.
Posing on the hippo statue.
Joseph was having a hard time with the sun and Abigail just wanted to be let go to climb all over the statue.
This was the moon on Monday night: big and super bright again.
Trying to work the door to get out.
She insisted on wearing her hat.
 

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