2020: week 21

"I scream, you scream, since we bought it, all you do is scream for ice scream!"

We went to a park! First time in months. 

We also went to our first get together at Bryan's brothers and the kids were overjoyed to see their cousin. We got there, saw them once to give them food, and grabbed them when it was time to go. Other than that they disappeared. Well, we did see them in passing - Jac always in a different dress-up. And I overheard them playing with balls on the "jumpoline" (Blake's word) and yelling "don't let the corona virus get you!" as they ran from the bouncing balls.

Jac walked into the kitchen and declared, "I need carrots. They're good for my eyes."

Wade has one week left of school, two days left of assignments. He's been brainstorming gift ideas for his teacher and how he's going to hug her next year when he's in first grade and all this "stupid virus stuff is over."

Found this winner he took of himself during school:

And when his teacher told him to make a silly face:

Wade learned how to ride his bike without training wheels! His tires were flat and we've been trying to get a pump for almost two months (got one, it didn't work, everywhere was sold out, one got "delivered" but never came...finally got one). I think all the anticipation made Wade beyond ready, Bryan helped him one time, then he said, "Daddy, I got it." And he did. 

Sunday we went on our first family bike ride. Well, Bryan and I walked/ran because we knew littles would need help. They did. Everyone had a crash. Everyone had at least one melt down. Bryan ended up carrying Jac's bike back 1/4 the way. 2 out of 3 kids were sentenced to naps afterwards. It was humid, we were all sweaty. Such a fun afternoon.

Wade has started saying "reckon."

Neighbors got a new driveway put in. It was fun viewing for all.

We were eating chicken and Blake starts talking about how they got their heads chopped off. She told us she knew about that cause we told her that's how they kill pigs. We might be scarring them,. Wade talked about how we needed to eat all the meat or the chicken would've died for nothing and wasted their life. And we'd waste money if we bought food and threw it away. Both very good points. Kids eating chicken like dragons:

The kids were trying to see who could slap Bryan's hand the hardest. Blake ran from the other room (to gather speed), wound up her slap, and missed Bryan's hand.

Set up the deck, kids played connect 4. Feels like a good outdoor game, all those pieces to lose. 

They really the best of friends. Who yell at each other a lot.

It keeps raining. Waiting for flash floods to ruin all the crops and we're onto our next 2020 disaster. Also, it's making a river in our yard going into our neighbors. Everything is muddy. My kids have a sandpit, but keep playing in the mud. 

My house has been quite the sight to see. Muddy kids + yard working mom + projects  = neglect. Bryan mopped Saturday afternoon and all that evening and Sunday he kept lamenting how it was already dirty. Shocker. 

Here was Wade's room before we did our Saturday clean:

The girls slept in there while I worked on their room, which made Wade very possessive of it during the day and he really went to town on some creations. 

I finished the girls room. I'm so proud of myself. More pictures in the previous blog post (or you can click here). 

As soon as they came in Blake started drawing on the doodle wall, just what it's for! Really tried to make it a fun space for them. Success!

It's currently the sleepover room because Wade was sad the girls got a new room, so now I'm working on his. Plus the bathroom. I love projects!

Wade, Jac and I made cupcakes together. It's the most difficult thing I've done all week. They wanted to record themselves and we saying things like, "Welcome to our show." "Hope you like our video!" and everything they've seen on youtube channels.

A plant spilled in the girls room. It's going to happen if you put plants in your house, especially in kids rooms. But then Jac decided to carry some into Wade's room. And that's Jac thinking for ya. I'm not sure if she wanted his room dirty too, or thought it might throw me off her scent and blame everyone? Not sure, Jac thinking.

Oh, man, I am so grateful I have a running list on my phone of things to add, cause I already forgot this one. Bryan didn't know that the yellow dandelions turned into the white dandelions. I had to show him a life-cycle picture. And on that note, I'll end for this week. 

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