We had a hilarious little photo shoot in the back yard recently.
You may remember that Kylie (Zach's dog) destroyed our Hug A Planet globe. Well, in my homeschool persona, I neeeeeed a globe. And the kids needed outside toys. So when I found a cheap pack of a dozen inflatable globes on Amazon, I ordered them.
Katie's class is only 7 students (including her) so I printed off these little notes for her classmates. I hope it brings smiles to the other school families. Have I mentioned that my Love Language is gifts?
I printed a calendar page of Lego challenges, and the girls have been stretching their imaginations with some guided building assignments.
This was "design a spaceship."
And this was "Build a house for our family."
Remember Kylee? She's Zach & Heather's dog. They got a new puppy, who follows Kylee everywhere, so Zach asked if Kylee could have a sleepover at our house to give them a little break from each other.
My military boys are very limited in what masks they can wear in uniform. I was able to get a pack of solid fat quarters (it's a quilter's term to describe a certain cut of fabric), and make a few that fall within regulations. These are Zach's.
My Mother's Day present from Annaliese.
We ordered dinner delivered from a Mexican restaurant in town on Cinco De Mayo. Unfortunately, so did everyone else. We didn't have a great delivery experience (missing items, an hour late, leaking foods...), but it was still tasty. Mexican food is my favorite.
We said goodbye to Zach and Brayden and Kylee and Colt (new puppy). Heather went ahead to TX to set up the new house while Zach was unable to travel due to the DOD ROM order. He finally got his waiver to complete the move they were supposed to make in March.
Goodbyes are never fun, but I'm excited for him in this new stage in his career. Hoping I can visit and see their new house next year.
The K'nex houses mentioned in an earlier post. Hannah glued her paper doll onto a sheet of paper, so that was a little awkward. Note the car parked next to the house. I think that belongs to Katie's doll.
Katie's paper doll house.
The kids' school finally admitted that the children are not coming back this academic year. We "distance learn" through the end of May. Jack cleaned out his locker yesterday when we went to drop of completed work and pick up Katie's next packet.
Good news! Katie was approved for the grant we requested for a running leg! Her prosthetist and I discussed it, and we're going to wait until things are less weird to start the casting process. Races are cancelled right now, anyway. No point making a leg she's going to grow out of before she can use it.
Wishing you health and safety, as well as a good helping of grace toward one another in these strange times.