I want to object. March is supposed to be warm and with lots of wildflowers. Instead, I’m getting lots and lots of cold. Or that’s what has happened so far this first week in March, and I object. I should not be ensconced in a blanket and warm clothes.
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The boys’ birthday was halfway through the week, which means most of my pictures for this week are related to the boys’ birthday.
I also apparently did not put them in the collage in chronological order however…
As we got ready for history, Superman stole Batman’s pen, at which point Batman insisted he needed the pen back and attempted to pull it out of his brother’s hand. Instead, all he did was succeed in pulling over the chair and the two of them stubbornly sat there both holding onto the pen.
I ended the stalemate by bringing over a new pen for the two of them.
The middle picture is the back of the boys’ van. They love that they can haul all of their Nerf blasters around easily.
The bottom picture is a picture I sent to the author, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying H.L. Burke’s Supervillain Rescue Project books, and she sent me an ARC of the most recent book, Power Through, ironically I’d pre-ordered it a couple of weeks earlier. I highly recommend all of the books in the SVR universe. I super love them. I loved that scene so much, I had to send a picture to the author of my reaction.
The bottom right picture is the boys hiding each other’s eyes in preparation for getting their birthday presents.
And in the top diagonally opposite from them you can see The Artist holding her youngest cousin as I talked to her mom during the boys’ birthday party.
Speaking of the boys’ birthday party:
They collected boxes for months, and then as they cleaned the yard in preparation for the party, they figured out the bags of leaves they raked up also make a great barrier.
They invited pretty much everyone they know, and we had around 15 kids here ranging in age from 6 to 17. They happily shot each other with Nerf darts for a few hours, then took a break to eat chicken and baked potatoes and eat cake before going back to shooting. The party was wildly successful, and even more amusing was seeing the variety of Nerf guns, “Mom they’re called blasters,” they got from their friends, and how even with all of the blasters they already own, they didn’t get a duplicate.
Pretty impressive really.
This was a surprisingly normal week. We tried a meal from our geography lessons, right now we’re returning to the US, and this was supposedly a meal by New Hampshire. I’ve since realized the recipes were categorized by where the person lived who uploaded the recipe.
Yeah…… So that’s not so much a recipe the state is known for as someone who happens to live there. Needless to say, I’m not so much planning to share those recipes right now.
It is rather disappointing.
Then we have our usual round of us tormenting Leezard as she tries to steal various people’s chairs. In particular, I stood up to grab a drink and Leezard snuck up and took my chair.
We went by Rudy’s and for whatever reason they spelled Jeff’s name in the British (or is it Irish, I don’t know) as Geoff.
This is a typical “Why do you torment me?” session with Leezard. Here we have Superman seeing just how many of her toys he can pile on top of her before she really cares what is happening. In case you are wondering, the answer is all of her toys.
This was a busy week.
This was our Spring Break, and it was a bit hectic. I set up way too many things to happen that week. We finished watching Lizzy Bennett Diaries with the Awkard Unicorns. The kids got together with the cousins at Mount Playmore for C’s birthday (bottom left picture).
We attempted to learn about New Hampshire, which didn’t go as well as possible because we were super busy, so we didn’t finish that until the 21st.
The Artist got her learner’s permit, which was quite the ordeal.
The day started with Leezard having several seizures, and she’d recover and I would go back to my desk to work on getting together all the paperwork and just having figured out the next step when another seizure would happen. Then we got there, and found out my STATE ISSUED DRIVER’s LICENSE doesn’t count as a valid ID to prove I live there. My insurance did, but not the driver’s license. So I had my husband send over the utility bill, but that didn’t count for me because it’s in his name, so we had to drive ALL THE WAY DOWN TO WHERE HE WORKS, so he could sign an affidavit stating she lived there. The only reason why he didn’t have to come down there was because he was on the birth certificate. So I drove about an hour round trip to get that, got back there, and she finally got her driver’s license.
At which point we hurriedly drove home, threw stuff in the car for her to go camping, drove an hour down to South Austin, only to get a text from our neighbor telling me Leezard had escaped into his yard. So I called him, told him where we lived and to shove her in the backyard and hoped Batman would be able to come home and put her in her crate before he had to go to work.
It was an exciting day…
But, while The Artist was camping we played lots of games together:
The boys had a Kung Fu demo team show and it was pretty cool to see their group solo of the “Three Superman’s, there friend shares the same name as Superman. Then Batman had a solo as well, and Superman hopes to have a solo for the next show.
We played Touch of Evil with Batman that night, and he was super happy because he loves the game, and wishes we played it more often.
I was given a new shirt by a friend and it’s so incredibly perfect, don’t you think?
I helped out Lorehaven at the Teach Them Diligently homeschool convention. They called me their secret weapon because I had read half of the books on sale there, and knew quite a few people who were at the convention to shop.
Thursday night, right after the convention opened I went and watched the new Fantastic Beasts movie with Sean. I liked it better than the first one, but miss the whimsy present in the first one. It feels like they did a Rise of Skywalker and ret-conned all the things they didn’t like about the previous movie.
And that’s the month. I started off the new month finishing up volunteering at TTD for Lorehaven.