Fun With Friends

Weekly Happenings: We broke up the blah of the week by meeting up with friends at the zoo. The kids had a ton of fun (my friend has a boy who is a year younger than Joseph and a girl who is a year older than Abigail, so it’s just perfect). Other than that, we kind of just hung around the house, working on projects.

The Weekly Weather: It’s been warm, but still relatively mild. Mostly sunny…I think there was one day where it rained a bit, but it wasn’t much.

What Paul’s Been Up To: He worked from home this week. He also has worked on some of his projects around the house. He made some cabinet doors for some shelves that he has in the office. He also assembled the other window seat bench and built the top for it.

What Sarah’s Been Up To: Mainly just keeping the kids entertained and happy…and trying to get my cleaning schedule back into habit. It kind of went out the window when I had Abigail (understandably), so I would do sporadic cleaning binges that always left me exhausted, because I would inevitably do too much at once. It was like that for a couple of years. I started getting back into it this year, but then our world was turned on its ear with this whole pandemic and subsequent distance learning. The housework took a back burner to making sure Joseph got the learning that he needed. Now that we’re officially on summer vacation, I’m getting back into it where I only do a bit of cleaning every day. I prefer to do it this way because then I don’t tire myself out and I still have plenty of time for playing with and doing fun things with the kids. Also, by doing it on a regular basis, the house is staying cleaner, so it doesn’t take as long to clean things, either.

What Joseph’s Been Up To: He’s been soaking up summer, haha. He was ecstatic to get to meet up with friends and is looking forward to when we get to do it again.

What Abigail’s Been Up To: She’s been keeping me on my toes. 😉 She has also been doing really well with continuing to go to bed on her own. She does try to draw it out and make deals with me so that I’ll lay on the floor in her room, but I’ve been able to reason with her (whaaat!!!) and she’s been going to bed resignedly happy. 😉

This Week in Pictures:

We got her headphones for her tablet. She calls them her “kitty-phones”. 🙂
The first stage of the project to make the area to the left of the piano look like the area to the right of it: assembling the shelves from IKEA and putting in the baskets.
She got rather…involved while eating her yogurt. She was pretty entertained by the fact that she had some on her nose and wanted me to take her picture. Don’t mind her poor noggin. When we were at the Japanese Tea Gardens last week, we took a spill as I was carrying her up some stairs and she bonked her noggin pretty bad (luckily no concussion).
Joseph and his buddy Emerson. My friend Katie and I both thought it was hilarious that they inadvertently ended up in such similar clothing.
The kid crew.
I love bald eagles!
Someday I hope to attain this level of awesomeness.
Joseph helping Paul with cutting down the boards for the bench top.
Abigail really wanted to be out with the boys, but settled with giving me a drum concert.
Ready for paint and stain!
Yesterday I took the kids to get their hair cut. Abigail got the sides and front evened out. Her baby hair on the sides was shorter than the back, but the last time she got a trim, I didn’t want them to even it out because it would have been way too short. This time around, the hair on the sides was finally long enough to bring the back up even with it without having to lose too much length. She also got her bangs trimmed, which was so good (they had been getting in her eyes, which understandably irritated her).
Joseph got a buzz cut (shorter on the sides and a bit longer on top). He was so relieved. He’s like me where he gets overheated very easily, and the long hair was just trapping in all that heat. He’s also happy that he doesn’t have to comb his hair, either. 😉
This guy (or girl, I suppose) is huge!
Playing grocery store. The truck is the shopping cart, Paul’s old stud-finder is the scanner, and the white basket is the container to take home. 😊
Bench done!
The kids didn’t waste any time to test it out.
I love the overall look!

Bonus Video: Abigail singing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”


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