Today I’m thankful for really good headphones. Nothing like a new roof being installed on the house behind us. Let me tell you Sky was super cranky about the all the noise during class time. “I’m not going to learn anything with all that racket”.
She wanted me to go ask them to pipe down…hahaha nope, not doing that. Thankfully she has headphones that work well enough.
For the most part remote learning has gone really well for us and Sky (besides the hit my job is taking…but that’s another story for another post) and this is the first big “thing” that has popped up, so I’m not going to complain (not even about my job situation).
I feel like October went way too fast, and so slow all at the same time. And, I forgot to share our festive fun.
I was excited we found a family farm to visit that had a pumpkin patch and corn maze, along with farm animals and other activities. I found a cute family farm that was doing the whole pumpkin patch/corn maze for the first time this year, and all the activities were free. We were lucky to find a weekend with the perfect not rainy, crisp Fall weather weekend to visit. We had so much fun!
For Halloween we skipped trick-or-treating and chose to keep it small with our friends that have been in our social bubble. Sky and Kiera planned baked treats, decorations, hidden treats, and trick-or-treating from room-to-room in the house. The adults dressed up to make it as fun as we could for them.
Very low-key, but so much fun!
The theme of the year….rolling with the new normal, and making big events special in smaller ways.
Today I’m thankful for camping! One of the activities we are still able to do safely. Sure it’s changed a little with safety precautions in place, but I’m so glad we get to get out and enjoy the beautiful PNW!
A few weeks ago we headed out to Grayland, WA to enjoy a sunny Fall weekend at the beach. The campground had plenty of empty spaces between groups, and closed all the common areas, so it was really easy to keep to ourselves while enjoying our adventures. Plus the campground was at low capacity because they are requiring a 3 vacancy on each spot between guests, so it was not crowded at all. If you are looking to visit the Grayland/Westport area we stayed at https://kenannarv.com/ and were very happy with our experience!
It is really hard to post when the days feel the same, and we aren’t out doing much. I’m also having a hard time journaling because is feels like I could write the same thing every day and it would be accurate.
But, we are managing to get out and about and have some socially distanced, masked fun here and there. Family walks have been a life saver! And, I have learned the value of letting Sky lead the walk at her speed and whatever direction she wants to go. We end up walking further than expected, and we are having some great conversations about school, life and the world. It’s very eye opening getting a 9 year old view on things! I find that if I take the time to listen she is telling me exactly what she needs to thrive during life with COVID.
Thankfully we live in the beautiful PNW and have some lovely outdoor spaces to enjoy close to our house!