Thursday, April 9, 2020

Quarantine life

I've almost completely lost awareness of days of the week, and I don't know how many weeks we've been in official quarantine. I do know it's been about a month since everything was normal, and like everyone, I wonder how much longer this will go on. But we take it one day at a time.

For us, it looks like:

Steve teaching classes from his computer
in his new office (our bedroom),

the boys playing hard with each other and building Lego in the garage,

the six of us going outside for a walk every day,

Zoom meetings with church, family, and friends,

all the usual cleaning and chores,
plus some lawn-mowing, weeding, and bush-pruning,

keeping the baby entertained, fed, and happy,

online window-shopping at Target,

dreaming about doing house updates,
but still somehow not finding the time to do them,

baking lots of banana bread and cookies,

and writing cards to special people.

We're trying our best to implement some quiet time with afternoon reading in the living room or in their bedrooms.

Steve decided to shave his beard, and Junia almost didn't recognize him! She kept scanning his face up and down and touching his mouth. :)

Our church is in a series for Lent, "cross = love", and Steve and I got t-shirts to share the message.

Nolan decided to make a shirt for himself!

We aren't going to Trader Joe's now that we're sheltering-in-place because it's a little bit of a trek, so I was glad to find ranunculus on our last stop there.

Auggie says to me, "Mommy, when I grow up, I going marry you with flowers from Trader Joe's."

We watercolor-painted paper plates and taped them up on the wall to make a flower garden!

That guy from High School Musical and me. ;)

Do you know, his students still tell him that every semester?

Getting a haircut! Thankfully, we all get our hair trimmed at home already.

The magnolia trees are in full bloom - so beautiful! 

I love these photos that Steve snapped of Junia and me the other day!

Checking out the chalk message on our walk.

Instant mood lifter. 🍪✌🏼

Happy flamingo girl! 

If you missed my post, I shared the recipe for these Cadbury egg blondies here.

Thanks Wanda for this beautiful blanket!

If we time it just right at dinnertime, and recline her seat a bit, Junia will take a second nap in her stroller.

Those two bottom teeth! 🥰

Last Friday, we planted the seeds for our summer 2020 garden! We chose cherry tomatoes, Roma tomatoes, sweet peppers, green beans, pumpkins, and sugar snap peas.

We dug out the double stroller for the first time, and these two LOVED sitting next to each other and touching each other on the walk. :)

This is the verse I've been meditating on this week:

"You will keep
in perfect peace
all who trust in you,
all whose thoughts
are fixed on you!"
Isaiah 26:3 ✌🏼

We spotted the first open tulips!

Steve and I were outside pulling weeds, and the boys came out and asked if they could help. We directed them towards an unused box of chalk instead, which they were really excited about. I went inside to feed a waking Junia. When I came back, in no time at all, Ephraim had drawn this cast of characters: Pigeon, Elephant & Piggie, all straight out of his head. Every day, he makes some little piece of art that wows me. 🎨


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