Tuesday, December 24, 2019

When Life Gets Busy....Work Around It! - First Day of Winter Fun

Joe was finally home this week.  He had been out of town off and on for two weeks.  So what did we start out with on Monday....doctor appointments and more PT.  We killed time between appointments at the local coffee shop. 

I treated myself to new tennis shoes.  I'm a bit of an Under Armour groupee.  I really like their clothes and shoes.  I like how long they seem to last, so for me it's worth the extra cost.  I just watch for them to go on sale.  I got a good deal on these at Kohls.

Another game on the road.  Joey and I rode with the team this week.  This was a pretty good game that night.  Brayden had to work, so he didn't get to come.  Most of the games have been on the nights that he works.

Lydia and I worked on taking all our fall decorations down and packing them up.  This is her snowman jar she made off of a Pinterest picture.

They visited Iowa in State Geography.

Lunch was loose meat sandwiches and corn.

Caty found this sweater and fell in love with it.  It cracked me up when I saw the van roof when the sun hit her sweater and reflected.

We got some workouts in during sports practices.

And I worked on a scarf gift as much as I could.  This scarf has taken longer because of the pattern.  I had to pull and redo many stitches.

For Thursdays game, I baked both teams basketball cookies.  This took a little longer than I planned, but I think they turned out cute.

The girls started the days leading to the American Revolution in history reading and videos.  Brayden is still working his way through a fraction refresher.  Caty is having a love-hate relationship with her first introduction to official pre-algebra.  And I discovered that Lydia is struggling with her math level.  She kept telling me that she was getting 100%.  I hadn't checked the last couple weeks, since normally she was getting that grade.  Turns out she was getting half that.  Since you can delete and redo lessons in Teaching Textbooks, that is what we are doing.  I am sitting with her for each lesson though.  I am keeping her from rushing through each lesson and failing it.  Trying to make sure she understands it.

Lydia worked at the zoo on Friday night.  I had developed a nasty cold.  But went with Joe to take her to work.  After a quick trip through Meijer, he got Packos.  Something he hasn't had in a while.  If you have every watched MASH, you will have heard of Tony Packos from Klinger.  This is an iconic place to each in Toledo.

Saturday morning brought the First Day of Winter.  I had been planning this since the First Day of Fall...lol.  Collecting little treats since then too.

We got them all new socks that match their personalities.

I planned out themed meals, at least Breakfast and Dinner since Lydia worked at the Zoo.  For breakfast, I made hot cocoa Cream of Wheat.

They did some winter crafts.

I got the decorations changed on my ladder in the living room.

Dinner was Snowman arms and Blizzard Pasta.  Parmesan breadsticks and cheese tortellini pasta with alfredo sauce.  And we watched a winter movie.

Saige loves car rides.  She sees us put on our shoes and flips out wanting to go.  I'm going to have to buy her a seatbelt though.  She moves too much in the vehicle.

Hope everyone had a great week!!

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