After the boys and I arrived back home from Florida, our state issued a shelter in place order. We already knew that CC community day would be going virtual and everything else was cancelled (or made virtual) soon thereafter, too. I spent most of the past month battling a mysterious illness that left me with a headache and a low fever most days, followed by two weeks of hives. I am happy to report that I seem to be back to good health now, but that sickness certainly colored much of our first month of quarantined life as I was in bed early most nights and also took lots of naps throughout the day, too.
When we first got home, we had some snow. Micah was outside playing with army guys in the snow. Later, we had warm weather and the boys were busy digging a trench in the backyard or going for walks/scooter rides around our park. The weather sure does keep us on our toes!
Virtual CC, church services, birthday party, playdates, and family zoom/FaceTime calls:
The boys have been finishing this school year incredibly well. They are motivated and really seem to enjoy learning together. It’s been a blessing to have such responsible boys, especially while I was so under the weather.
Ethan has been doing editing, typing, and various writing projects. He read his Faces and Places essay (on Judy, the POW WWII dog) and completed the Memory Master challenge for his second year.
Micah is working hard on math and reading, but prefers listening to good books and drawing. He has completed the first level in his reading program and plans to continue working throughout the summer on the next levels.
Ethan’s been playing a lot of piano and is doing lessons via zoom. He’s tracking his practice through an app his piano teacher wanted him to use and it’s motivating him to beat out the other students taking lessons from her by practicing more. That’s been fun to see. She’s also had him doing various piano-related bingo activities, like playing on his knees or playing with his eyes shut.
Other happenings include giving Micah a haircut, playing various games, and teaching Micah how to play solitaire with physical cards.
And lots and lots of time with our Daddio!