Weekly Happenings: This past week was a blessedly slow one. I was still recovering from a cold, so I was grateful for the extra opportunity to rest. The title for this post comes from literally one evening where I brought the bubbles out and turned the kids loose in the back yard to chase them. Luckily, I’m almost all better, since Paul now has it. The kids so far have seemed to dodged the bullet (fingers crossed it stays that way).
The Weekly Weather: It’s been off-and-on rainy with mostly overcast skies in-between. We’re right on the edge of all the severe weather that is hitting parts of the country directly around us, so we’re getting cooler temps, humidity, wind, and occasional rain showers, but no crazy thunderstorms or tornadoes (thank goodness)!
What Paul’s Been Up To: Work and yardwork, haha…those two keep him pretty busy.
What Sarah’s Been Up To: Survival! Dealing with a rambunctious 2YO while dealing with a bad cold is exhausting!
What Joseph’s Been Up To: He’s working his way through these last few weeks of school (we have just two weeks left ahead of us now). He’s also a huge help with Abigail while I teach piano.
What Abigail’s Been Up To: Ev.er.y.thing, haha. She is so, so busy! Luckily, she’s also super cute and sweet, so that makes up for the busy-ness.
Weekly Happenings: This week started off with Mother’s Day. I started the day off rather early because Abigail hadn’t slept well the night before. We had a regular breakfast since we had 9:00 church, but Paul handled lunch and dinner, which was a nice break. I got a new casserole dish (enameled cast iron) and a fun card from Joseph. On Tuesday, Abigail and I got to Walmart and have them do an oil change and replace a tire. When I was picking Joseph up from school on Monday, the low tire pressure light came on. I couldn’t see any issues, so I made a mental note to talk to Paul about it. Well, I forgot until we were getting into the car to run to the library that evening. A quick glance showed that one of the tires was possibly a little low, but again, there was nothing apparent causing it. Later, we stopped at Walmart to grab something and the tire’s pressure was super low. I pulled around to the auto center and even though they had already closed, they were nice enough to put air in it so that we could get home. Once we got home, Paul took a longer look, spied a screw, and got to have the fun job of taking the tire off and putting on the spare so that I could take it into Walmart to either get patched or replaced. Since the screw was right on the edge of the sidewall and the rest of the tire around it looked rather worn, they recommended replacing it. After that adventure, the rest of the week was rather average.
The Weekly Weather: warm, humid, muggy, rainy at times…pretty typical for May, actually. I’ll say this for the rain, though: it’s doing a good job of keeping us from getting into the really warm temperatures. For that, I am grateful!
What Paul’s Been Up To: Work, keeping up with the yards (now that warm temperatures are here, the grass is growing more), and being an awesome daddy and husband.
What Sarah’s Been Up To: Piano teaching, keeping kids happy, the whole lot. I’ve also fought a cold for most of the week, but am starting to feel better. I’m almost 100% today. Oh, and today I got to go to the temple and do a session with a few of my Relief Society sisters. That made for a great morning. One extra awesome thing that happened at the temple: I had been looking at my temple dress and thinking I might need to get a new one (my dress is almost 18 years old and starting to show its age). I was talking to my friend and I told her that I thought her dress was beautiful. She then looked me square in the eye and asked me if I wanted it. It didn’t fit her correctly anymore, so she had ordered a new one, but hadn’t decided what to do with the old one. It’s still in amazing condition and fits me perfectly! Tender mercies. 🙂
What Joseph’s Been Up To: He’s excited that he only has three weeks of school left. We’re getting ready for end-of-the-year awards, parties, and the like. I’m kind of looking forward to the break. It’ll be nice to not have to be so regimented with our schedule.
What Abigail’s Been Up To: She’s starting to say more three- and four-word phrases. One example of this is when we were in the car, getting ready to go to the library, she noticed that Paul had gone back into the house for something. She said, “Oh no! Daddy gone!” Another time, she climbed onto our big, long bench, got herself settled, and then yelled (in a very animated way, with flailing arms), “Get me DOWN!” (I think I remember seeing something similar on one of her favorite episodes of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse). She is very animated, to be sure. Upon seeing flowers in a vase on the table, she attempted to surreptitiously crawl across the table to get a closer look. When caught and told to get down, she settled for a lean and a HUGE sniff. Oh, and she has figured out she can tickle me by saying, “Tickle, tickle!” while poking at my toes. She keeps us laughing for sure!
Weekly Happenings: Most of this week was pretty typical. Today was fun, though. Paul and I kind of divided and conquered. He took Joseph to see a movie (Detective Pikachu) and I took Abigail to the zoo. Much fun was had by all. 🙂
The Weekly Weather: The sun has shown its face a few times, but we’ve been mostly overcast and rainy. We even had a cold front move in yesterday and today, dropping the temps into the 60s and low 70s, which is very abnormal for this time of year.
What Paul’s Been Up To: He had a training at work which kept him busy. Other than that, he’s continuing to work hard around the house and in the yards, as well as making time for the family. I sure appreciate him!
What Sarah’s Been Up To: My piano students keep me busy, as well as the typical work that happens in the house and with the kids. I did go out for a girls’ night with friends which was a nice break.
What Joseph’s Been Up To: He’s excited that there isn’t much school left before summer break. He had a great time with Paul at the movies. It was a movie that he’s been looking forward to for a long time, so he was excited to get to go today.
What Abigail’s Been Up To: She’s been keeping all of us on our toes, that’s for sure. Her new thing this week is pretending to sleep, complete with snores. She has also taken to telling every object in the house goodnight as we get her ready for bed. I read her “Goodnight Moon” and she seemed to really enjoy it, considering it matched up with her new favorite bedtime routine pretty well.