Quarantine Week 8

Monday 5/10/2020

Missing my PR peeps <3

This is what “MOM! I want your attention!” looks like 😉

So I beat him in Trash!

Diary time:
Carter:
Monday Week Eight
It’s been two months, and I’m so over this quarantine. We’re gonna reach double digits week-wise in another two weeks, getting ready for the Coronaversary! I played some Pokémon for game time, and did a few more gijinkas for creative time w/ Kenzie. We had ravioli and fruit salad for lunch, and went out afterwards. We got a few new books, and went to Aunt Amber’s to drop off some cookies.

Charlie:
Monday 5/11/2020
Today was what you would call weird. We drove around a lot. We went to barnes and a couple of other places and  some good raviolis. And in the fortnite I got every single mythic weapon and I felt unstoppable. But the days have been better but today was still a pretty good day.     

Kelly:
Monday 5/11/2020
We ventured to Waukee today!  We delivered cookies to Aunt Amber (it was so amazing so see them!!!), then we ran to the curb of Barnes and Noble to pick up books.  There was a little bit of normal in our not-normal routine, and it was wonderful!

Tuesday 5/12/2020

Today’s our last sunshiny day for the week, so we braved the chill and checked out the Sculpture Garden. We walked around, and these sweet smiles let me snap a few photos. We also did a little Poke-hunting while we were out and about!

LOVE, indeed <3

Next week, they made me promise to take them back downtown for Pokemon!

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Home is where ever you are <3

Bedbugs! These little bugs haven’t been more than 20 feet away from me in about 8 weeks!

Diary time:
Carter:
Tuesday Week Eight
This morning was more of a lazy morning, and I slept in for an hour. Mom had a meeting this morning, so I played more Pokemon, and I’m hopefully going to get challenge mode soon. Charlie and I changed when Mom was done, and went out to the sculpture garden to take pictures. We did some Pokemon go around the park while we took pictures, and because it was Johto week, I caught a bunch of the Johto starters. We went home afterwards and had Subway for lunch, and then did the rest of our daily work.

Kelly:
Tuesday 5/12/2020
I cashed in my Mother’s Day Sculpture Garden trip, but it was too cold for picnicking.  So I think I get to make two trips of it:)  We walked around in the chilly weather, but still enjoyed the arts.  They let me take some cutesy photos of them, looking nice and being sweet.  They are pretty great <3  Later, Charlie pitched like a rockstar, and Carter practiced danced her heart out during their Zoom.  I hope to all hopes that they are able to live their passions, and Little League and recital happen!

Wednesday 5/13/2020

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I think the greatest thing about today was Carter’s first experience opening a can of biscuits. The look on her face! I could watch this for hours!

Carter made her famous lasagna, and she tried a new favorite: garlic knots! Daddy approves!

Diary time:
Carter:
Wednesday Week Eight
Today was another kind-of lazy day, and we got up late again. Mom had a meeting, and went to the grocery store while we played our games. We  lost track of time, and got a bit of extra game time, before moving on to schoolwork. I did a science EdPuzzle and some health, and had the other half of my Subway sandwich for lunch. The second and third books in the Lunar Chronicles should be coming to day, so I’ll read those during my reading time if they come.

Charlie:
Wednesday 5/13/2020
I read a lot of epic stories and I read a total of 114 minutes. I got a lot of new friends on Fortnite which was nice. We are watching Survivor. I mean chilling. I read a lot more. I think I got 8 levels. I’m on level 52. 

Kelly:
Wednesday 5/13/2020
Today … well … I had a team meeting.  No new news or anything on the school front, but great to see everyone.  Then I co-taught a “synchronous learning” math session.  I prepped some fun surprises: a “we love our teachers” sign for Liz, confetti cannons for Charlie, “I love Rock Creek!  Thank you!” sign for tomorrow.  And I finished carpet cleaning.  Eventful.  Good stuff.  Quarantine blows. 

Thursday 5/14/2020

Diary time:
Charlie:
Thursday 5/14/2020
Well today we could not do much like go outside. It was raining.But just before it rained I had baseball pitching. From now on I should warm up my arm. I threw a lot of wild pitches. It hurt my arm too so that was fun. But lunch was amazing, nice good nachos with chips and caso. But the quarantined and staying inside is starting to get to me.

Kelly:
Thursday 5/14/2020
We drove by Rock Creek to pick up Charlie’s school things.  His entire 4th grade year fit into one brown paper bag.  Going through spirals and projects and his data binder, it’s just mind boggling that it’s over.  Very morbid.  Lucky for both kids that we’re still in session until the end of May!  😉

Friday 5/15/2020

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Poor kid! Falls for it every time!

We headed up to Union Grove State Park to check out the waterfall. The sun was perfect, and the water was just cold enough! We quickly went from dipping our toes in to being all in! And, in typical Carter and Charlie fashion, he accidentally splashed her, she soaked him, he got out, and she found a higher perch to sit on to prove she bested him! Every water adventure ever!

Dancer Toes and Adventure Soul <3

Diary time:
Carter:
Friday Week Eight
I finished the second-to-last box of toaster stroodles this morning, and played some SoulSilver for game time. I’m thinking of a gijinkalocke, but just imaging the characters is pretty fun. Charlie had a meeting, but afterwards, we went to go hiking to a waterfall. We had lunch in the car, and the falls were

Kelly:
Friday 5/15/2020
Charlie Zoom’ed with his class, and he finally got to share his Kahoot!  I saved it, and I think it’d be really interesting to share this with his class when they become 7th graders, as reflection of how far they’ve come and what they’ve experienced in their lives.  Perspective!  Then we drove up to Union Grove State Park to check out the waterfall.  It was a small area, but the sunshine was perfect and the water was great!  We splashed and explored, and it was great!

Saturday 5/16/2020

Dance costumes! Pick up was weird this year, and our future is uncertain, but this morning we had a fashion show for the ages. And it was great!

One of the greatest things to come of this stupid Quarantine has been Carter’s motivation to learn some of her favorite songs on the ukulele!