It’s hard to believe the stay-at-home, safer-at-home dates back now to March, just after the infamous Haveman trip and Mt. Bierstadt slog. Who knew how much life would change. There have been ups and downs and so many adjustments and now it is already July. The days sometimes feel so long but we have come also built some amazing memories. Here’s a summary of some of our attempts in staying sane over the past few months.
Distance Learning… We were very thankful for amazing teachers and support from the boys’ school that provided structure and activities for our days. From Field Day competitions to creative art projects, from reading circles via Zoom to music we powered through some great learning. Will is becoming quite the reader and he has a willing audience in his brothers. In spite of not getting to be in person we connected with friends through fun drive-bys and snail mail and porch drops. We have also worked in lots of life skills in baking, gardening and chores around the house.
Home projects… we’ve been working on some outdoor improvements like repainting the deck, adding a firepit area and the big challenge of adding an adventure treehouse. Thanks to Uncle Adriel for his help with powering through the construction. It’s been providing hours of entertainment.
Safer at home, but mostly outdoors…. Nathanael is now a pro on his strider due to hours of practice. All the boys continue to flourish in outdoor activities whether it’s baseball, soccer, biking, hiking or fishing. We continue to find enjoyment in exploring Colorado. (We have had to survive some late spring snowstorms and the trails have been more crowded lately causing us to be more creative in locations and times that we go.) So thankful for a yard, a quiet cul-de-sac, trails and parks nearby and healthy bodies to enjoy it.