Weekly Happenings: This past week seemed to fly by. We were sort of homebodies for most of it. One afternoon, Paul got off of work early so that he could be home while a plumber came to work on the pressure reducing valve (PRV). It’s nice having good water pressure again! On Friday, since Paul had the day off, we headed to the zoo after school. It was another peaceful right-before-closing visit. Paul and Joseph checked out the reptile house while I fed Abigail and then we just sort of wandered around until closing. We then went out for dinner at Augie’s. It was a pretty fun afternoon.
The Weekly Weather: As eluded to by the title of the post, it’s been rather warm and humid. You’d think I’d be used to it (we have been here for almost five years, after all), but nope. I still think it feels gross out, haha. We’re supposed to get some rain this week…hopefully that will clear it out for a bit (it does that sometimes).
What Paul’s Been Up To: A bit more about the replacement of the PRV. Long story short, it stopped working, so the water pressure in our house (and other places, like the irrigation system) was pretty poor. Once Paul found it (its access panel had been accidentally covered by sod when we first moved in), he tried to get it off to replace it with a new one, but it was covered with so much sediment it ended up needing to be cut off. He watched the plumber work so that he could do repairs like that in the future. He made a post about it on his blog that you can read about here  if you want to see pictures of it all. He did most of the grunt work ahead of time, so all the plumber needed to really do was cut off the old one and put on the new one. Other than that, it’s been basically school and work like normal.
What Sarah’s Been Up To: I haven’t done anything too out of the ordinary. Just sort of pluggin’ along.
What Joseph’s Been Up To: He is almost done with school for the year! He basically has three more days this next week and then he’ll be done with pre-k. It’s crazy that we’re already at this point! He had some fun things happen at school this past week. The book fair was back and was buy one, get one free, so he got a couple of new books. He also got to attend a couple of fun parties. One was for perfect attendance. He hasn’t quite had perfect attendance all year (there were a few days back in the fall when he was sick), but the way they do perfect attendance parties is cool. Instead of it only being for perfect attendance for the entire school year, they do a couple of parties: one about halfway through and then one at the end. Since he had perfect attendance during the last half of the school year, he got to attend the party. It was outside with water games and other outdoor activities. He also got to go to a party in the library for turning in a bunch of reading logs throughout the year. This one was a glow-in-the-dark party, so he came home with a bunch of glow-in-the-dark stuff.
What Abigail’s Been Up To: She’s been really “chatty” this past week (looking at us and making tons of coos, shrieks, and other sounds). She also officially hit her five month mark. She’s been sort of digging at her ears, but since she hasn’t had a fever or anything, I’m betting it’s still teething pain. Poor little bug. 🙁 She hasn’t been incredibly fussy, though, so that’s good. She has also discovered herself in mirrors and loves to smile and “talk” to the “other” baby (I’m still not 100% sure she knows it’s her).
This Week in Pictures: