Chickadee Thursday

I’ve really relaxed my rules on screen time lately, which I’m sure makes me a horrible mother in the eyes of some, but it makes me happy to see my children enjoying playing games like Minecraft or Animal Crossing: New Horizons together, and let’s face it, there’s not a whole heck of a lot else going on right now!

Chickadee Thursday

Both of today’s photos are from yesterday…they’re a good snapshot of how we’re living our life right now.

We take a walk everyday, both for exercise, and to make sure we get out of the house. I think this might be Chickadee’s favorite part of the day!

She also got to do distance catechesis for the first time yesterday. Other than the fact that she was very distracted by the sight of herself on camera, I think it went well.

Life has changed quickly, but Chickadee is doing a good job of adapting!

It’s Great to be Eight!

Time for another birthday, self-isolation (family-isolation?) style! Hey, at least the last one was less than a week ago…this hasn’t been going on that long (yet)!

Today is Chickadee’s eighth birthday…I can’t even believe it! It was kind of a strange birthday, starting with church live-streamed into our living room, plus an unexpected snow shower. And of course she opened presents this morning, too…she got a lot of fun stuff, and I’d like to play with it all, too!

Since we couldn’t do the things Chickadee wanted to do on her birthday (particularly going to the zoo), we spent the day watching some of her favorite movies and TV shows…both Frozens, Harry Potter, The Lego Movie, and Sailor Moon. And of course we couldn’t go out to dinner, so Chickadee asked me to make a family favorite: breakfast for dinner. She picked breakfast sandwiches on bagels, which is a real treat!

For her birthday cake, Chickadee chose sticky toffee pudding instead of the elephant-shaped cake I’ve made for the last few years (that hurt my heart a little!), with homemade caramel sauce and whipped cream. We all really enjoyed it!

So that’s another birthday celebrated in a very unusual fashion. At this point, I’m wondering to myself how many other family birthdays/special occasions will fall under the shadow of current events. One thing is for sure…we certainly know how to celebrate at home!

Chickadee Thursday

This picture is from yesterday…it’s the first photo I took with the camera on my new iPhone! I’m looking forward to figuring out what all it can do…lucky for me I have such an enthusiastic model!

Chickadee Thursday

Here’s a look at the books Chickadee is currently reading. Other than Winnie-the-Pooh, which I’m reading out loud with her as part of her latest literature study, she’s reading them all on her own. I love how varied her interests are!