Finding Beauty, Goodness, and Truth  (Day 18)

Beauty

Toshi – Leaves on the trees are pretty.

Goodness

Little Bit – Peanut, MiniLu, and I helped our neighbor Maddie when she fell off her bike.

Peanut – LittleBit went to go get Maddie’s parents when she fell off her bike.

Truth

MiniLu – I learned about measuring tools and units in math.

Thankful

Daddy – For Mommy’s yummy and healthy meals, makes being on a diet a lot easier.

Mommy – For a smooth homeschooling day all around.

Day 18 Activity Journal

  • Phone chat with Jael (Maria)
  • More lessons from Duolingo
  • Home Safari presented by the Cincinnati Zoo (snow leopards)
  • Mommy, MiniLu, and Toshi went to pick up free lunch/breakfast
  • MiniLu’s distance learning (online PE, Chinese song, and academics)
  • Pnut’s & LittleBit’s distance learning (good day for both)
  • Recess (outside)
  • Outside time after QT (the girls played “Follow the leader” in their bikes and came up with their own exercise routines)

 

Question of the Day (Day 19 & 20)

Peanut came up with today’s question: What is your favorite quarantine activity, and what new activity would you like to implement?

Day 19 Activity Journal

  • 3-mile jog for Mommy
  • More lessons from Duolingo
  • Home Safari presented by the Cincinnati Zoo (bearcat)
  • Mommy, LittleBit, MiniLu, and Toshi went to pick up free lunch/breakfast
  • MiniLu’s distance learning (online PE, Chinese song, and academics)
  • Pnut’s & LittleBit’s distance learning (light workload for everyone today)
  • Longer recess (outside, LB rode her bike while I jogged)
  • Read another chapter of The Call of the Wild
  • Picked up a cold drink from Barista Alley (for Mommy) and ice cream from Dillard’s (for kids)

  • Outside time after QT (family walk/bike ride, chalk art, frisbee, football toss)
  • FaceTime with Bumpa & Nana
  • Friday pizza movie night (Onward) and takeout for parents (El Molcajete)
  • Codenames game via FaceTime with Josh & Mindy

Day 20 Activity Journal

Model Magic art by Pnut

Model Magic art by LB – Sorting Hat from Harry Potter

 

  • FaceTime with PapaG & Mimi
  • Jogging for 5K (Mommy, Peanut & MiniLu)
  • Journaling (3 girls)
  • Daddy spray painted rest of the patio stairs

  • Celebrating 2 neighbors’ birthdays in the cul de sac

 

  • Read another chapter of The Call of the Wild
  • Worked on COVID-19 Time Capsule packet (all 4)
  • Outside time after QT (bikes, frisbee, football toss, ML kicked ball with Nellie)
  • Mommy ran errands to Target/Dollar Tree
  • FaceTime with Grammy
  • Worked on the puzzle MiniLu received from Belshire Buddy

  • LittleBit baked cookies

Tracking #1000hoursOutside

  • Day 18 – 30 min recess, 2 hrs after QT (Total = 2.5 hrs)
  • Day 19 – 1 hr recess, 2.5 hrs after QT (Total = 3.5 hrs)
  • Day 20 – 40 min before lunch, 2 hrs 20 min after QT (Total = 3 hrs)

Mood

Time is starting to pass by more quickly. Hard to believe nearly 3 weeks have passed since we started social distancing. It was a calm ending to the week, and we are thankful. The kids are doing great – they don’t make a lot of complaints and they are getting along so well. They earned a car ride to the ice cream shop.

While I ran an errand to Target/Dollar Tree tonight (4/4), I noticed that the town looks a lot different than it did 2 weeks ago (last time I ran an errand to Target). There were a lot less cars and people out today, and many places seemed quiet and desolate. It was very eerie – but I’m glad that we are all working on this together.

Prayer

Abba Father, thank You for the simple gifts. Thank You for the weekend. Spring is here…and our hope is not dead. Amen.