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Coronavirus: Week 2

After rearranging the kids room we decided to keep Theo's kitchen in the hallway so he could cook with Scott. I guess Theo thought it should be closer.

Of course Meadow tries to turn on the TV at any given moment. She's been out of school for more than a week and seems to be settling into being at home.

For my birthday Scott got me an electric tea kettle that brews tea at the appropriate temperature. Good timing with getting to use it every morning. 

Meadow's next project was this crystal unicorn kit she got for her birthday last year.

Since it was the weekend we had a waffle feast. This Whole-Wheat Oatmeal Pancake recipe makes for great waffles.

Meadow is loving getting to wear costumes every day.


Before kids I was baking my way through my favorite bread book The Bread Baker's Apprentice. I stopped a month before Meadow was born and never picked it back up. Now that I'm home I have time to get back into it. Which I guess is what most people are doing now. Today I made Tuscan bread.

We're making all of our favorites while we can't eat out. Green Gumbo from the Food Matters Cookbook is definitely one of them.

Theo decided he was too big for his highchair and his booster seat. He prefers to eat standing on his knees.

We got outside for another walk in the neighborhood. 

With all the ice skating we've done this winter, Meadow has picked up rollerblading really well.

Theo's been digging the wagon this week.


Oh, Theo getting into trouble. Who would've guessed.

While Brooke works we've been going on adventures. This time we kicked the ball around Barton School's playground and spun the kids in circles.

Theo's also learned how to kick the ball. He'll be a soccer champ soon.

The kids have been spending a lot of time playing together. In the past they've always fought, so it's nice to see when they get along. 


Every day has been a little different. Meadow finally climbed was up a tree. She'd always been too scared.

Theo wasn't feeling gate soccer on this day.

Meadow has been very interested in baking and cooking. I highly encourage it as it's a better life skill than math problems.

It's literally a math problem. Ha.

I meant things like algebra. 

These cookies were so good. Thanks for the kids cookbook, Farbers!

We ended the week with more walks through the neighborhood.


Without many cars out you don't have to worry about the ball going in the street.

Neighbors keeping their distance.


These two.

Meadow loves getting to talk with family through Facetime. She got mad when I took over talking to my dad.

The night after Meadow took a shower I rag tied her hair.

It's very curly.

Meadow's interest in learning to cook and bake is still going strong. 

She made us monkey bread for breakfast from her princess cookbook.

So sugary.

But also really delicious.

Today my goal was to clean out the kids closet. Since their room was a mess we had Theo sleep in our bedroom. He seemed happy about it.

Our kids have always been excited for cribs since we don't use one normally.

So much stuff.

This picture alone stresses me out. I could not handle the kids room while they cleaned.


Meadow spent most of the day Facetiming her cousins. This weekend we were supposed to be in Wisconsin celebrating Marina's birthday. 

I deep cleaned around the TV and hooked up the stereo to the TV again. Movie night has been much better ever since.

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