Weekly Happenings: This week kicked off our birthday month. Mine was on Tuesday and Joseph’s was on Thursday. I call it our birthday month because Paul’s will be in a couple of weeks. Poor Abigail has to wait until December…but we did what we could to help her not feel left out (it’s tough to be three and just starting to understand birthdays, but not understanding that you need to wait three more months for your birthday, when literally everyone else in your family is having one within days of each other). We ate out both nights (birthday person’s choice) and had cake and ice cream (and presents).
The Weekly Weather: It’s been disgustingly humid. We have had quite a bit of rain the past couple of days, though, which has been nice. Next week, we’re supposed to have a legitimate cold front come through that will drop the temperature into the 70s for a couple of days. I’m ridiculously excited!
What Paul’s Been Up To: He had work, and yard work, and all of that fun stuff. He also spent a good chunk of his day today hanging up all sorts of things for me upstairs. I’m so blessed with my hardworking husband!
What Sarah’s Been Up To: My birthday was pretty great. A friend dropped by and surprised me with a homemade cake. Then we ordered take-out (Olive Garden) and I opened presents (a book of Strange Planet comics, a blow-dryer brush, and a new doormat). I also had a couple of friends drop by with flowers and a cookie. Other than that, my week was full of helping Joseph with school, keeping Abigail happy, and trying to put a dent in the housework that I’ve been…trying to ignore, haha.
What Joseph’s Been Up To: For his birthday, I made him a cake (we made sure to share leftovers of my cake with friends and Paul’s coworkers so we wouldn’t be completely overwhelmed with an abundance of cake), got the kids Happy Meals for lunch, and then Joseph chose to go pick up Panda Express for dinner. We squeezed in present opening (some video game characters, a few new video games, and then a new computer that will make distance learning easier…then when that’s over, it’ll be a good addition to the “man cave”) and cake and ice cream.
What Abigail’s Been Up To: She’s been liking having a little more one-on-one time with me (in between me helping Joseph with school). She is also expanding her imaginative play. She likes to speak out loud for her toys. I can tell the difference between her talking to me (she’ll call me “Mom”) versus her toys talking to me (she’ll call me “Abigail’s mom”). It was really cute when my friend dropped by with the cake. Abigail ran up and said, “Hi! My name is Abigail!” (which was kind of funny because my friend totally knows who she is, but this is one of the first times Abigail has introduced herself to someone, so that made it cute). Oh, and today at Hobby Lobby, she was sitting in the cart and if we were walking towards someone, she would say, “Excuse, me, ma’am!” (regardless of gender, haha). So then we had a little talk about when to say “ma’am” and when to say “sir”. 😀
This Week in Pictures (warning: there’s a lot this week):