This week was super busy again so I split the week into two parts. If you missed the first half of the week, click here to read what we did over the weekend.
Monday (2/13) AJ and I still weren't feeling 100% so we stayed home
while everyone else went to school and work. He mostly rested on the
couch watching TV while I bounced from resting to trying to do a few
things around the house. It was nice to have him home in the afternoon
to play with Zak. They played some board games (usually my job) and
some Minecraft while I showered and rested up for my Zumba class.
Thankfully Adrian was able to come home early so I didn't have to take
the kids with me. We finished up the night with more relaxing and TV
and Adrian went to basketball practice. Not an eventful day, hoping to
feel better tomorrow!
Tuesday (2/14) Happy Valentine's
Day!! AJ and I were feeling a little better so we decided to give our
morning plans a try. He went to school and I went to teach a class,
thankfully a Silver Sneakers class. As soon as I walked out of the
class, I got a call from the school asking me to come pick up AJ, he
wasn't feeling well. He missed his class party, although his teacher
sent a goodie bag home with some snacks and his Valentines from his
Zak and Daniel were able to enjoy their parties
with their class. Zak played games, did crafts, ate snacks and
exchanged cards with his friends. He had fun and his favorite part was
making a sand art craft. He thought it was so fun to mix all of the
different colors of sand together to make his cross. Daniel had a great
time at his party as well. They decorated (and ate) cookies, made a
craft, had some snacks and exchanged cards. He was so excited when I
picked him up and even though I was sad to miss the party, I'm glad I
got pictures from my friend and his teacher.
(2/15) AJ was feeling better again so we tried school again. I was
volunteering in their classrooms this morning so I told him if he didn't
feel good, he could leave with me at any time. He thankfully made it
through the day and seems to be on the mend! I got to work with the
students in Daniel's class on counting change, they are all doing very
well with it. And then I went to work on the math books in AJ's
classroom. His class is reading a new book and his teacher suggested I
check it out too so I'm on the waiting list for it at the library.
volunteering in the school I went to pick up Zak from school. We came
home and rested because I was not feeling well still. Then we went to
pick up the older boys and headed to the Y for my Zumba class. I
struggled thru but I made it. Then we hurried down the street for
soccer for Daniel and Zachary. Both boys are doing excellent, Zak even
played all of the games this week (even the one he normally sits out).
We got their recommendations for next session and both boys will be
moving up to the next level. Yay! We finished the night with our
traditional pasta Wednesday meal and some TV time together.
(2/16) started with chaos when I got the call that AJ and Daniel were
on a two hour delay because their school had no power. Thankfully
Adrian was working from home for the day and he was able to stay with
all of them. The problem was my van was at the dealer for some work so
he couldn't get them to school on time since I would be at work. We
decided I would just do my stuff and then drop them off even later.
headed out to Zak's parent teacher conference. His teacher had great
things to stay him academically. He's really grown since the year
started and is improving in all areas. He is struggling though with
social skills and expressing himself. This is not new territory for us
since we've heard this about all 3 boys. I'm a little surprised to hear
this about Zak though since he is very social when he's with me. We're
going to keep a close eye on him for now and hope he finds his groove
with school in the next year.
While I was at the
conference, I got the call that power could not be restored to the
school so there was no school today. While I have been wanting a day
off, this just felt like the wrong day to have off and kind of threw us
into chaos. But we made the best of it! I went and taught my Silver
Sneakers class while Adrian worked from home. I made a quick trip to
Meijer, he went to the dentist & we picked up our van from the
dealer in the afternoon. We had pizza for dinner in boxes decorated by
AJ and Daniel, such a fun fundraiser for their school!
all of that, we did our normal busy Thursday night routine. AJ and
Adrian headed to basketball practice while I hung out with Daniel and
Zak. Then I dropped Daniel off for basketball and picked AJ up to take
him to Brain Balance. Zak enjoyed building some really cool things at
Brain Balance while I chatted with the other moms. I hurt my back
somehow in all of this so I tried to rest as well. It was a long and
crazy day and I'm hoping for a normal day tomorrow, even though there is
no school for anyone!