Around Here Week 13: 03/24-03/30

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

A glimpse into what it is like to live in our home just this minute.

chicken storytime (haha)

Intentional Outdoor Hours:  23+ hours (of 1000)
No substantial time this week because of the sickness that swept through the land. Holding strong at 23+ hours still since last week. bummer.

Reading (still) The Feeding and Care of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray and There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather by Linda Akeson McGurk

Bringing home six new little chickes to add to our brood! Something about springtime air makes me lose my mind apparently - HAH - because I called Brandon on the way home from church and announced I was stopping to bring home new chicks. We got sick little black Asian Run chickens and they are so cuuuuuuuute!

Recuperating from a serious sickness that had me so dehydrated that B ended up taking me to the ER on Monday afternoon for two bags worth of saline to bring me back to life (!!) I got violently ill out of the blue on Sunday night and was up all night with a severe stomach sickness. With some back and side pain on Monday, we worried a little bit about maybe my appendix and B took me in just in case. Turned out I was just incredibly dehydrated. The kids all took a turn with fevers this week too and we had kids absent from school several days. Spring, please take these germs away!

Preparing for Easter by pulling out our Easter book collection, hanging and coloring our Lenten countdown papers each day, and decorating our blossom tree out front with Easter eggs.  Grey, Gem, and I attended a children's Stations of the Cross at church and it was so meaningful. The three biggest are looking forward to the Easter bunny (Violet keeps closing her eyes and making wishes to him, hah) but Rust doesn't quite get it which makes me excited to see him start to understand when he gets his basket and participates in the egg hunts.

Celebrating our Violet Peanut's half birthday! Our littlest girl is four and a half and still a squishmeister. It is common for strangers to ask if she and Rusty are twins because they're nearly the same height and they just wrecking ball all around like tweedle dee and tweedle dum.

Participating in our first board meeting for a non-profit group. We met for the first time and it was so inspiring to share drinks and dinner and ideas with these awesome people. I am so excited for what it is to come next and honored to have been elected Secretary of the board. #proudbigsisforever

Singing happy birthday to our Mimi for her 81st birthday! We had a little gathering at Kuma's house with dinner and cake to celebrate her. The cousins were all happy to be together and we all loved being with our Meems - who has 3 children, 4 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren!

Spring sporting with baseball practice twice this week and almost a full day of field clean up (Brandon and Grey). I am working on our U5 soccer practice plans as practice starts the first week of April!

Teaching up through the last day of the third marking period! Only one more marking period to go for this school year (¡QuĂ© loca!) Spanish 1 and Spanish 1 Honors watched Ferdinand this week to close out the Bullfighting Somos 5 Unit. Spanish 2 started into a Comida unit (somos8) while Spanish 2 Honors continued reading Fiesta Fatal. They learned about illegal immigration tunnels and completed a walk around quiz. Spanish 3 Honors read further in Robo en la Noche and learned about the MINAE organization in Costa Rica. Our Spanish club received our new tshirts and everyone loved them. It was also our visit to the elementary school where my students taught the little ones food words in Spanish.

Making fried rice, ham and egg sandwiches for dinner, macaroni and cheese with hot dogs, crescent roll pizza, and pancake bites with toppings (chocolate chips, blueberry, or sausage) with the kids on Saturday morning.

No Comments Yet, Leave Yours!