Just Another Week

Weekly Happenings: This past week was pretty low-key (I didn’t even take that many pictures). We just kind of plugged along, doing what we always do. There were park days, dress-up days, library days, etc. Yesterday I did take Joseph to meet up with a friend of mine from high school (and his family) who was visiting San Antonio for work (they live in Arlington, which is right in between Dallas and Fort Worth). They have two boys (8 and 6) who enjoyed playing with Joseph (and Joseph really liked that they had light saber toys that they were willing to share with him). We met up at a park, let the kids play for a bit, and then when my friend had to leave to do some work, his wife and I took the kids to eat at McDonalds.

The Weekly Weather: It’s actually been pretty consistent for a bit. Cooler, not as humid (which is nice because then it doesn’t feel so cold), sunny…but the pollen count (especially mountain cedar) has been through the roof! Poor Joseph (in spite of giving him his allergy medicine) has been affected the most by it. He was just telling me this afternoon that he couldn’t smell (translation: couldn’t breathe through his nose) and he’s got quite the cough. Poor kid.

What Paul’s Been Up To: Mainly school, taking care of things around the house, and work. A lot of work, actually. He had a couple of opportunities to work overtime (staying late one night and then working yesterday), which he took. We missed him during those extra times gone, but are grateful for his willingness to work hard to bring in a little extra money.

What Sarah’s Been Up To: I went to the meeting for one of my book clubs. I love the people I have met in book club. I probably wouldn’t have met them, had I not started going, because they are in a different area of San Antonio than my little circle of friends. It’s nice to branch out. 🙂 Other than that, my week was pretty average. I have made quite a few things out of my new cookbook for various dinners and they have all turned out pretty good. It’s fun making new things. 🙂

What Joseph’s Been Up To: One day he got to have an epic, two hour park playdate where he got to play with friends in waves as they came and left and he was still there since we didn’t have anything else to do. Yesterday, he got to go to a birthday party for one of his best buds, where he had a blast. After I picked him up from the party, we headed out to meet up with my friend…so he pretty much played outside all morning and a good chunk of the afternoon. He loved it!

This Week in Pictures:

One of the many creations that came out of my new Pioneer Woman cookbook: veggie stir fry. I cooked the veggies in a delicious, from-scratch sauce (I’m ridiculously proud of myself for being able to follow the recipe for that) and then tossed it all with spaghetti noodles. Joseph even gobbled it down (especially after I told him the zucchini was pretty much like pickles, lol).
He wanted to be a magician, but lacked a top hat, so he just flipped his cowboy hat around (so the star was not visible) and voila! Paul even found him a “wand” (a dowel from the garage). The cape was easy (a tablecloth pinned around him).
I went to get a drink of orange juice one morning and found a love note on the side. 🙂
Someone commandeered my sweatshirt. Good thing he’s cute!



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