Monday, April 11, 2016

Wrapping Up the Week of April 3-9

We had a quieter week last week. 

Spring decided to leave and it's been COLD, so we haven't been able to be outside as much as I'd like. Ashlyn and I did manage to get the raise bed built, though we haven't filled it yet. 

Last week was the final week that my parents could be here helping get our old house ready to go on the market, so they were working over there all week, and bringing the last odds and ends from the garage, so I spent time rearranging things in THIS garage to make room for them. Now I need to get serious about getting through stuff and getting rid of stuff we don't need! 

On Thursday we went to a homeschoolers archery class. Little Bit decided, at the last minute that she didn't want to participate, but Lexie and Ashlyn enjoyed it.
Rodney found out late in the week that he'll be travelling to Pittsburgh and Erie soon, and asked if we wanted to come along. It's been over a year since we've traveled with him, so we're overdue to visit our favorite western PA museums, so YES! BUT . . . it's been over a year since we've traveled with him, and we've MOVED in that year. And because he's not travelling as often, doing more day trips, or quick overnights that aren't practical for us to join him on, I didn't bother to keep all our "travel stuff" together during the move. And since it's been so long, our museum membership has expired. So, as soon as I found out, I started working to figure out what membership to buy (if I could buy a membership to one of the Pittsburgh museums and use it at both of them, I'd LOVE to do that, and give them the revenue, but they don't allow reciprocity between them, so I always buy a membership somewhere else that will let us go to both Carnegie Science Center AND the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh). And what food we need to make ahead and buy ahead and such . . . we don't like to have to eat out much while traveling, so plan meals that can be heated in the microwave and lunches to pack to take with us to museums that allow it. So, lots of "figuring" to do related to that trip.

Little Bit continues to love doing crafts. It's definitely her favorite part of her "school bins" (shhh . . . don't tell her, but I'm also "figuring" to have craft-ish stuff for her to do on the drive to and from Western PA, and any days that we're in the hotel room long enough for her to do things). But this week she also discovered Uno. We have been playing LOTS of Uno ever since :) 

We ended our week with SNOW!!!! Seriously! I saw it in the forecast but didn't believe it would happen, but sure enough, early Saturday morning, it started snowing! Snowed a good part of the day. It was warm enough that the roads were fine, thankfully, but by the time we got home from church, and helping with crafts at the boys and girls club, the ground was covered. To make it more amusing, Amazon sent me pictures of this time 3 years ago and the kids were playing in the CREEK! What a difference! 

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