Our outdoor Christmas Tree is a big deal for Team Yeatman! We love hunting down the perfect tree, as big as we can find, setting it up on our patio and hosting friends and family for a tree lighting party. But, 2020 has taught us to roll with the punches and find new ways to celebrate. So, Charlie Brown tree it is!
Sky was very excited to have 100% responsibility in picking out the tree and I think she did a great job! She also helped Mark put up lights and final decorations on her tree house. She is so excited to have her tree house all decked out for Christmas.
Christmas will be different this year for sure, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find ways to make it fun, different fun, but still festive and fun.
Today I’m thankful for breaks in the rain and fun family outings in nature. Mark wanted to go mushroom hunting, not harvesting – we are not eating them, just exploring and finding as many different kinds as we could.
We picked the right time to go…Mark killed the battery on his phone taking pictures of them, and then filled up all the storage on my phone. Lot’s of photo evidence of mushroom hunting success.
I am truly grateful that we live in an area that provides so many outdoor opportunities so close to our house. Any time we feel stuck at home we just step outside our door and go for a walk, or a short drive to something amazing.
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.