Weekly Happenings: This past week didn’t really yield anything out of the ordinary for our family. It’s hard to believe that we’re two days away from it being April. Where is the time going?
The Weekly Weather: It’s been really nice this past week. We’ve had warmer temperatures, but it hasn’t been too bad. When July and August hit, I’m going to have to close my eyes and try to remember how today has felt, haha.
What Paul’s Been Up To: He’s really been working with our yards. We’ve had quite the influx of weeds (unfortunately, none of our neighbors seem to have quite the same desire to keep up their yards, so we get a lot of stuff blown from their yards over to ours). He’s been working hard to eradicate the issue.
What Sarah’s Been Up To: I tweaked one of my back muscles pretty severely, so I’ve been trying to take it as easy as I can while it recovers. I did feel well enough to attend my monthly book club meeting though, which was fun as always.
What Joseph’s Been Up To: He continues to be a big help watching Abigail while I teach piano. One fun thing that he did was that he brought his recorder in for Show and Tell and played a song for his class. 🙂
What Abigail’s Been Up To: She has demonstrated that she has quite the interesting palate when it comes to food choices. The other day, she was in the pantry with me and she started asking for chips. Since we didn’t actually have any chips, I looked around to see what she thought were chips. She was referring to my rice crackers that are flavored with soy sauce and toasted sesame seeds. Well, okay then. She was happy to get some with her lunch. For our splurge eat-out lunch today, she ate more of my onion rings than she did her own fries.
Weekly Happenings: This week we officially heralded in spring. I have to say, I was looking forward to it this year. This past winter seemed longer and colder than others we’ve had in the past. I’m ready for sunshine and a little more warmth (not summer warmth, mind you…just a smidge warmer). As far as activities as a family, we didn’t really do anything out of the ordinary. Pretty soon, summer will be upon us and we’ll probably do more things.
The Weekly Weather: It’s been a bit warmer and a bit sunnier. I love it!
What Paul’s Been Up To: He’s been busy at work and also busy with stuff around the house. I sure appreciate all he does for our family!
What Sarah’s Been Up To: I’ve been busy with mom stuff, piano teacher stuff, and all the rest. It’s a good type of busy, though. This morning, I got to go to an activity for Relief Society which was spiritually uplifting and a lot of fun to boot.
What Joseph’s Been Up To: He had a great time at school this week, especially when his teacher took them out to the field at school and let them fly kites.
What Abigail’s Been Up To: She’s been her usually sweet and sassy self. There’s a few words and phrases of hers that I want to write down so that I don’t forget that she was saying them this way at this age: “opapus” (octopus), “keep-a-boo” (peek-a-boo), “bes you” (bless you…when someone makes any sound that remotely resembles a sneeze), and “Oh, dear!” whenever anything that she considers upsetting happens.
Weekly Happenings: This past week was spring break for Joseph. I was grateful it was this week because it made it easier to make the transition due to Daylight Savings Time starting back up and having to change times. Paul also took the week off work, so we spent the week catching up on projects around the house (and adding new ones, haha) and doing some fun daytime activities. We went to the new IKEA that recently opened not too far from us (hence the “adding new projects” since we always walk out of there with at least one thing for Paul to put together). We also went up to Austin one day. It’s been a lot of fun family time, but I think we’ll all be ready for a little bit of structure again.
The Weekly Weather: It’s been a mix of warm and cool, but no real cold, which is nice.
What Paul’s Been Up To: He was able to get done a lot of stuff on his to-do list and also spend a lot of time with the family which we all loved. One funny story: with the warmer temperatures starting back up, bugs have also starting reemerging, with what seems like an abundance of crane flies. Joseph HATES crane flies. One of them got into our stairwell and was REALLY high up on the wall (our stairwell is open to the second story of our house). Paul got it into his head that he was going to use Joseph’s rubber band gun to shoot the thing. After a couple shots at it, he got it enough to stun it, which made it come down low enough for him to run for the fly swatter to get it. I was rather impressed with the entire process.
What Sarah’s Been Up To: I had a bit of back-and-forth with my schedule this week. I still had students (nobody opted to take the week off), so on those days we didn’t do too much out of the house. On the days that I didn’t have students, we did our fun outing stuff.
What Joseph’s Been Up To: He’s been soaking in the “go to bed late, sleep in the next morning” aspect of spring break and says he’s looking forward to summer vacation, haha. That kid takes after me in that he struggles to wake up in the morning if it’s before a certain time. He also immensely enjoyed stopping off at Buc-ee’s (think gas station on steroids) both on the way out to and the way back from Austin.
What Abigail’s Been Up To: She has been a ball of energy (and sometimes fury) this past week. We rode the mini train at Zilker Park in Austin (it’s a park similar to Brakenridge Park that’s over by the San Antonio Zoo…so, a huge amount of acreage with walking/jogging/biking trails, big, open grassy areas with picnic tables, a playground for the kids, etc.) and it was a full-time job just keeping her on the train. She doesn’t like to be contained unless it’s her idea. She also was excited to go to Buc-ee’s, since (for some crazy reason), she really likes the mascot (a beaver). Two-year-olds are an interesting lot.