Some One-on-One Time

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.

This Week in Pictures:

A good friend of mine found this really cute dress at a thrift store and couldn’t help but buy it for Abigail.
It’s sleeveless, but I just popped her little black shirt under it and it was perfect.
I couldn’t resist trying to coordinate with her a bit for church last Sunday.
She asked for colors, so I was looking for the crayons. Then she pulled this out and said, “Colors!” That works, too.
I got her a battery-operated toothbrush. She likes it a lot better than a manual brush. Yay!
Salad is much easier to consume in large amounts if one completely abandons one’s fork.
It’s probably a bit silly, but I was super-excited to find these new baskets for our counter. They don’t take up any more room than my previous basket did, but they have the ability to hold quite a bit more. I’m looking forward to filling these up with yummy summer fruits!
One of my succulents went south rather quickly (I think it got root rot which can happen if it accidentally retains too much water), so I decided to try out a slightly different type of succulent. It’s one that normally is grown outdoors, but my friends who are a bit more knowledgeable in the subject said that it will probably do fine inside as long as it gets enough sunlight.
This is the face of a girl who absolutely loves avocado. I can totally relate!
Well, that’s one way to make sure to have quick toy access.
Joseph made this in art class for Mother’s Day (it has a sweet poem on the back). He is very proud of it (and so am I), so I made sure to hang it up nice and high (so that little hands don’t damage it).
She was rubbing his head and saying, “Soft!” I’m not sure if she was commenting on the softness of his hair or if she was echoing the many times I’ve told her to have a soft touch with her brother.
Abigail was lying on the floor, asking if she could come up on the couch. I told her she could (she’s totally capable of climbing up on her own). She then did this with her feet. This process was repeated several times. Silly girl!
Walking home after dropping Joseph off for school yesterday (it was 58 degrees!). She insisted on wearing her hat backwards. This one definitely marches to the beat of her own drummer.
We stumbled upon this toucan while at the zoo today. It was so pretty, I couldn’t resist snapping its picture.
Abigail was super excited to see the cheetah out. Normally it’s hiding in the shade of the trees way in the back of the enclosure.
She sat down, turned around, and said, “Cheese!” 😀
Checking out the lions and the cheeky buzzards.
She specifically asked to see monkeys, so we went off to go find them (they’re kind of off to one side of the zoo which is not in the normal loop that we do). She loved these itty-bitty fuzzy black ones.
She was fascinated watching the okapi use its long tongue to get the leaves that were just out of its reach.
This is seriously my favorite zoo animal.
Checking out one of several water falls that are scattered around the zoo.
The boys before the movie.
Joseph was pretty excited to see these props.
We went out to eat at Burger King. They have this huge Connect Four game set up for people to play. The kids really liked it.
Every princess needs a crown, right? 😉

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