Weekly Happenings: It was another typical week in the Darr household. Paul worked from home, I kept busy keeping on top of Joseph’s schoolwork, Joseph DID his schoolwork, and Abigail destroyed the toy room on a daily basis (I wish I was kidding, but every time I stepped out of Joseph’s room after helping him with homework, the loft looked like a toy-infused tornado had struck). Luckily, I have bins for pretty much everything, so it’s mostly just time-consuming to clean up.

The Weekly Weather: This is where the title of this post comes in. There have been several days towards the end of the week where we were supposed to get rain and it hasn’t happened (and one time where the rain all of a sudden popped onto our weather app as we heard it start to sprinkle). It’s mostly been sunny, warm, and humid.

What Paul’s Been Up To: As I mentioned before, he worked from home this week. He also spent his lunch break on Monday taking the van in to get a tire replaced. It was last Friday that I pulled out of the garage to go grab food and the low tire pressure indicator came on. It was still on the next day as I loaded up the kids to go get food, so I had Paul look at the tire. He noticed right away what I had missed: the tire was completely wearing out in one spot and that was making it so that air was slowly escaping. He put Abigail’s car seat into the other car (there was already a spare booster in there for Joseph) and I took the other car to go do what I needed to do. Then on Monday, he called Walmart. Luckily they considered a tire replacement to be an emergency case, so they opened up the Tire/Lube for him to come in (they haven’t been doing most of their typical maintenance appointments since those aren’t considered essential during the lockdown). He got it taken care of, brought lunch home for us (and a surprise for each kid). I’m so grateful for him!

What Sarah’s Been Up To: wrangling kids and household duties…need I say more?

What Joseph’s Been Up To: Cranking out schoolwork, playing, being my runner when I need pretty much anything…he’s such a good kid. 🙂

What Abigail’s Been Up To: She’s living up the toddler life, haha. The other day, she was pretending to look through binoculars (she was cupping her hands around her eyes) and she told me, “Hey, Mom! I’m using my hand nanocolers!” 🙂 It’s one of the best Abigail-isms, yet.

This Week in Pictures:

This ought to tell you how tired I can be at times: I actually tried to pick up this “fish” before I realized it was actually made of sunshine. 🙂
Paul picked up a veterinarian Barbie for Abigail. It came with a kitten and a stethoscope. She’s been having Barbie check up on all of her toys, haha.
Checking out the Pokemon cards that Paul got for him.
Earlier this week, I had looked at this toy truck and thought to myself that I should probably donate it since Abigail never played with it (it had been Joseph’s). Literally the same day, I came out of my room and stumbled upon Anna and Elsa going for a little joy ride, haha. I guess the truck will stick around a little longer.
I don’t even remember what they were watching, but it had 100% of their attention.
Just when I thought the toad had moved on, I watered him…again. He comes and goes. Paul mentioned seeing him holed up by our trash cans in the back yard, so I guess he has a few places he likes. He doesn’t seem to be digging too deep into my pot, so I suppose I’ll just deal with it for the time being and try not to scream when he startles me.
One of Joseph’s assignments this week was to learn more about the meaning behind Memorial Day (since it’s this next Monday). He learned about the significance of red poppies (and had to draw his own). I also told him a bit about my uncles that had served in WWII (one of which who lost his life while in France).
She needed to have a front row seat, apparently.
I got some new books for the kids (they’ve been having withdrawals since the library has been closed). Abigail was super excited to see “That’s Not My Unicorn”…
…and “That’s Not My Princess” in the stack of books. There’s an entire set of “That’s Not My…” books that are what I call “touchy-feely” books (they have something on each page that is a different texture). She loves all the different textures. She already had two (“That’s Not My Meerkat” and “That’s Not My Dragon”), so she was excited to add these two to the collection. She also had to “read” through them both at least 5-6 times.
I asked her to say cheese. 🙂
Couch snuggles.
Part of today’s errand running yielded a play weapon for Joseph and another Barbie for Abigail. We’re heading into the warmer months (where we would have been spending more time at home inside anyway, regardless of the virus), so new toys help. 😉
Showing off his new acquisition.
Showing me her new “friend”.

Bonus Video: Cabin Fever at Its Finest 😉


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