Weekend Shenanigans

The weather was absolutely incredible this weekend!!! It was in the low 80s each day with plenty of sun and a slight breeze. I decided to get Zoe’s pool out. It went really well, until we discovered there must be a hole or leak in it. Zoe made the best of it though and played for hours, even as the water slowly drained out.

She also spent a lot of time playing with her bath baby doll and bathtub. This was a birthday present from last year that has gotten hours and hours of play! We got her a swim barbie for Easter, and she puts them both in the tub and pool. The swim barbie often ends up in the bath/shower with us too.

Sunday, we hung around the house in the morning, and decided to take my car for a drive. We drove all around our town. I was really surprised to see how crowded some stores were, especially Publix and Home Depot. We haven’t been inside anywhere since March 13, getting groceries delivered weekly from Shipt or Instacart. It was actually kind of sad how excited Zoe was about the car ride. She squealed in delight, packed snacks and barbies to take to play with. She fell asleep on the way back to our house, apparently the excitement got to her! She hasn’t napped since the quarantine began either.

I cant say much, because Chris took a shower and I put on a cotton dress, foundation and mascara for the car ride, knowing we weren’t getting out anywhere. We even drove around our neighborhood when we got back, because we weren’t quite ready to go back to the house.

Other than that, we have just been working, fitting in lessons, and enjoying all the outside time before it gets too hot. I really appreciate that Zoe’s school has supplied us with some worksheets while we are all home to incorporate in. We learned all about the life cycle of a butterfly last week. She even did her own graph and understood how it all worked. So cool to watch how her brain learns!

I hope you all are hanging in there. Has your state opened back up yet? Ours has retail at 50%, but most daycares and salon type services are still closed. Restaurants are carry out or curbside pick up only.

This is me watching all the people who go out with the first phase opening and see what happens…

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  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent May 4, 2020 at 9:28 am

    LOL – totally laughed at that last pic…. I’m sitting back & watching too. You wont see me doing life “normally” for a good 3 months – just in time for cold/flu season to come in 🙂 LOL
    OH MAN – of COURSE there was a hole. Glad Zoe is a laid back kid & kept playing.
    & yep… that belle dress… you know that makes me smile every time

  • Reply laura May 4, 2020 at 10:32 am

    Car rides are definitely something to get excited about nowadays! Love that she just made the best out of playing in the pool!!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer May 4, 2020 at 11:58 am

    We’re not really opening most things until the end of the month, so we will see how that goes… My sister did have to go back to her job for an eye doctor today, and the policies are super strict! It’s such a strange time. Poor Zoe with her pool! I feel like that’s a great analogy for the past few months…

  • Reply Danielle May 4, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    I think I will be watching people go out first too and then make my way out. Ha. i need to bust out the girls pool too because they have been wanting to go to the beach. And they have that splash pad my sister got them last year too.

  • Reply Andrea Nine May 4, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    Car rides are the best! I love that Zoe played in her pool for a long time, she has so many fun toys and your new house offers such a great area to play! Love that you had a good weekend and I hope the week is just as great!

  • Reply Biana May 4, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    I am with you – so many people out and about now that the weather is nice so it’s trying to be extra careful while out and about. Glad that Zoe made the best of the pool – which lets be real is a treat anyway!

  • Reply Sierra May 4, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    Sounds like a beautiful weekend! That happened to our little pool one year. We found that a mouse got to it over the winter. Eeekkk! We went for a drive last week and it felt amazing! I was also shocked at the amount of people out, and kind of disappointed. I feel like we could possibly be farther along if that wasn’t the case. Who knows, though. Our state is still on pretty strict lockdown and we just found out schools are done for the school year. We kind of expected that though. We can do restaurant pickup and they just opened parks and golf courses over the weekend. I’ll be watching from afar until I know it’s safer lol.

  • Reply Kristin Darhower May 5, 2020 at 6:14 am

    Driving out and about on Friday, on Sunday, and then last night to get groceries, it was just as crowded as always in Pittsburgh. For a few weeks there, Pittsburgh was a ghost-town but it’s definitely not now.

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