In the span of two weeks, we’ve managed a camping trip with zero camping, three days without power, a Great Wolf overnight and some Covid. Life is weird.
Last week felt like the longest one in a while. George got promoted, so we started out with a small celebration. More fun than stressful, plus the house was cleaned early!
We finally got our first 100 hours of outside time! Yeah, it’s April. But I am the only one depressed by this, and I am also the only one who’s got 300+ hours myself. Not that I am comparing… haha.
Apples to Apples was a highlight for the kids, even better than meals out, due to Grandpa’s misunderstanding and lack of reading glasses for the game. Wildlings got a painting with sand + rock tutorial from our resident artist.
Rosetta managed several projects this week, including making bags to give out to the homeless people we see when we’re driving. She loves making these + has been asking. She and a friend organized this together. We shopped together and split the cost, then the girls packed the bags up with healthy food, snacks and hygiene supplies. Another one, seen below, is tree painting.
The kids planned their Valentine’s Day party this week and then celebrated early with cupcakes they decorated and a pile of cheers, including pyramids + a few burritos! We had friends stay with us a few days and I have zero photos of their sleepover, dance parties or movie sessions.
Who’s licked you this week? Rosetta got more tongue than she bargained for at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
World’s fattest toad + goat-feeding this week, alongside plenty of making time at home = some pretty happy, well-adjusted kids. Now for Halloween….
We did some silly things in the wind – shooting archery! fly fishing! making mobiles! – and wished we hadn’t. Even if I’m not quite ready for them, our indoor activities felt less frustrating.