Here it is April 16, and I’m in shock we’re already this far into April. Also, my life seems to be falling into a somewhat boring and busy routine, so unless you want to see lots and lots of pictures of my dog, the pictures are rather sparse.
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Most of my pictures are from the beginning of the week, okay, they are all from the beginning of the week.
I finished off my weekend at Teach Them Diligently helping out Lorehaven. We also got to play a round of Lightraiders, which is exciting for me because I’m really curious about it. The creator likes to call it AWANA role-playing game.
It’s an interesting concept, and I’m going back and forth on whether I think it could work for a long-term Bible study and discipleship tool. I think a great deal of it will depend on how the GM runs the game, and the prep you put into it.
And this is where I don’t remember much more of the week, but there’s a cute picture of Leezard sleeping on my Ipad.
She’s very proud of herself.
I have more pictures! But, chose a collage format that only keeps a few pictures. Sad face.
We watched my brother’s kids/had a cousin sleepover, and it included the “Baby”.
You know the “Baby” who is 3 years old.
But, the boys were at Captain’s Camp with the church, so The Artist kept them all entertained and we watched Encanto quite a lot, because The Baby loves that movie. Then we played the Harry Potter Battle for Hogwarts game. Liam loves this game, and I’m only allowing him to play up through where he’s read/watched the series, because it has spoilers since the game literally follows the plots of the books/movies.
We ate meals inspired by a few countries: Egyptian Hawawashi and ummm… something else that I now completely can’t remember, I looked it up, Eritrean Zigni. I mainly remember the dish claiming it was a beef stew, but from the pictures I didn’t think it would be very stew-like, but then like there was so much broth about 45 minutes before serving, so I cooked noodles and changed how I was going to serve it. But, it ended up not having broth just like the recipe claimed it all boiled down, and it was great for eating on the flatbread I bought.
But the Egyptian Hawawashi was a big NO. Nope, nobody liked that recipe.
And that final picture of Superman with the dog is what our history and geography lessons often look like. The poor boy is my super earlybird, but he’s got a job where he works until midnight. The poor boy is so tired all the time.
I’m writing this in a mad dash on May 2, because somehow in my brain it was all written, and it clearly wasn’t.
All my pictures from this week are Easter.
Our church got new signs to help direct traffic, but then they had accidentally set them up that way, which cracked me up.
But all of the rest of the pictures are from our Easter celebrations with my family.
We separated into older cousins and younger cousins for an egg hunt. In both cases it was the other set of cousins that hid the eggs. So my kids had a blast hiding eggs in places their cousins would have to climb to reach, so you get the picture of my brother holding his littlest up to grab the egg on TOP OF THE CAR.
My brother helped his kids hide the eggs, and The Artist was having a hard time finding one of her eggs, but I loved the picture of my Mom trying to help her find it. It’s just such a fun picture.
Then the final picture is Batman wearing bunny ears his cousin brought over for him to wear.
The last week of April was busy. The boys had a Kung Fu demo show at a foster home, and the kids watching were quite amazed. The very next morning we helped Jeff’s parents finishing moving into their new home. That’s the picture underneath. The kids were quite hilarious as we didn’t have an easy way to get into the building, so we usually jumped the half wall so we didn’t have to finish walking all the way around it.
The boys decided to steal The Artist’s favorite chair and she was arguing she should get her chair back, and I was arguing we should let them do their geography and history both sitting in the chair. She wasn’t in agreement.
We learned about Djibouti last week, and I made banana fritters, which turned out…. okay. But the recipe didn’t quite come out as expected. It was a whole ordeal getting those made.
Okay, that’s more or less our month in review. I’m sure I’ll think of something else in a few moments.