Weekly Happenings: We’ve made it through another week! We’re now one week closer to my favorite time of year (I love, fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas). It was another typical week in the Darr household. Distance learning, toy playing, family time, chores, and the like. Oh, and we also celebrated Paul’s birthday. 🙂 It was a small family celebration (as they have been due to the pandemic). I made cheesecake (Paul likes it better than regular cake), we grabbed food to bring home from one of our favorite burger joints, and had him open his presents (a new vice and an angle grinder). Even though we didn’t do our normal celebration with friends, it was still fun.
The Weekly Weather: It’s been slightly cooler than last week, which is nice. Fall in San Antonio isn’t like fall in other parts of the country, but it does cool down a smidge, at least.
What Paul’s Been Doing: He has been busy with work and the like. He does have a training to attend for work, but luckily, it’s virtual, so he’ll be doing the training at home (thank goodness he has a dedicated office space).
What Sarah’s Been Doing: I had a full week of piano students, helped Joseph with school, kept Abigail entertained, and even managed to do a little bit of cleaning every day so that by the end of the week, the house is pretty clean (I tidy every day, but it had been a little while since I’d really cleaned the bathrooms, vacuumed, etc.).
What Joseph’s Been Up To: He got through another week of school. He’s been doing so well with everything being on the computer. I was just thinking that if there had to be a situation where kids couldn’t go to school, at least it happened during this generation. The technology we have has made it possible for kids to still get their education, even if they can’t be in the classroom. Oh, and he was so excited that his Halloween costume came in the mail that he wore it all day yesterday, even during his Zoom meetings (his teacher was fine with it and his classmates got a big kick out of it).
What Abigail’s Been Up To: She’s been quite the ham this week. She’s got some new catch phrases: “Oh, brother!” “Alright, alright, alright” (in an exasperated tone), and “Oh…my…gosh”. She has also started pretending a lot more with her toys. Just this morning, she told me how Mickey had to save Minnie from a witch (her stuffed bear), and that Snoopy and Woodstock had to fly in their rocket (she has a Happy Meal toy that is Snoopy and Woodstock sitting on a rocket) to help Mickey save her. This age can be challenging, but it is also so much fun!
This Week in Pictures:
Bonus Video: Abigail’s primary teacher dropped by with a note and some Pop Rocks candy. Since neither kid had ever tried them, I knew I needed to film it. After I finished recording, Abigail decided that they were okay one at a time (as opposed to trying a lot at once, which she did in the video). Joseph really liked them, though.