Growing! April 18, 2020

Growing! April 18, 2020

I believe this is week five or six of quarantine? These days I generally have no clue what the date is, or what day of the week it is! The only thing that is keeping me on track with time is the fact that I am teaching online piano lessons, and have to keep track of who to call when. Without that, I would be totally oblivious to time! Feeling a little restless, and naive to the state of the world, I decided it would be good to get out and go to the Home Depot to buy garden plants. (I’ve been looking forward to planting a garden for quite some time.) After all, the plants would be outside in the fresh air. We all piled in the car for the first time in over a month. When we arrived at the store I was shocked by what I saw. It was like a scene from a movie. First of all, there were a lot of people there! (I thought people were supposed to be staying home! How dare they get out, just when I wanted to go buy garden plants! 🙂 ) Second, almost everyone seemed to be wearing face masks and gloves. It looked scary. We decided that it would be best to keep the kids in the car, and Andrew (who has been doing all our shopping lately) would go get the plants.  We then drove to one of our favorite restaurants, ordered take out, and drove back home to eat lunch. It’s hard to describe the emotions this all brings. It’s very similar to grief! I just keep telling myself that I have many things to be thankful for. Our family is safe and healthy. We have food. We have technology to help us stay connected, and so much more!

We all had a hand in the gardening this time! The kids are so excited about it! They loved helping to dig and remove the big grass clumps. After I worked up the first half of the garden, Andrew did the second half. David and Emma helped me plant and water the vegetables. I hope I can keep a green thumb and that the plants do well. David and Emma don’t realize how long it’s going to take for the plants to grow and produce, and they are constantly going to check on the garden. 🙂

The kids have been really good at entertaining themselves this week. It’s amazing what entertainment a bunch of pillows and boxes can provide! They have built forts, played musical chairs (but with pillows), made their own bounce house, built tunnels, created a don’t fall off the rocks game, and some pillow fights too.

We have also been outdoors quite a bit this week. This is not the best picture, but the baby birds hatched! Their mamma has been doing an excellent job caring for them. 🙂


We were doing some art on the driveway, and I drew these hearts with our names inside. Then I tried to get a picture with the kids sitting in front of their heart. They weren’t too into it! Ha! I thought it was sweet anyway! 🙂


This is a picture of pizza crust dough. This crust recipe is from Ree Drummonds favorite pizza recipe. When Andrew did our shopping this past week he couldn’t find the pizza crust we usually buy, and so I decided to make my own pizza crust! It actually turned out really good! Way better than my past attempts at pizza crust. However, don’t be like me. Read the recipe, and notice that this recipe makes TWO crusts! I put all the dough into one big cookie sheet, and it was a little too much crust for our liking! It tasted great though! I learn from my mistakes! Apparently I was really an airhead that day because I also forgot to take a picture of the pizza once it was assembled and baked. I made it half pepperoni (for the chillins) and half buffalo chicken. So if you find yourself wanting a pizza, but don’t have any ready made crust on hand, I recommend trying this recipe. It’s very easy to make!


Popsicle Faces!



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