I tried to do a few things with Edith to make her feel better. It was funny when we played Sequence for Kids-- I couldn't remember if I needed to get 3 or 4 chips in a row to win, so I asked Edith, "How many chips do I need to get in a row to win?" Her quick response was, "Forty-two because you're 42 years old." Ha! No one would ever accuse her of not being competitive.
Big was pretty miserable the first part of the week, too. He's not very good at just hanging out at home. I tried to send him outside as much as I could. He brought me this lovely tulip from the front yard. He knows they're my favorite.
Just going outside wasn't quite enough for Big to be happy, so I gave in to his pleading and we worked in the yard. I can't believe how many pine needles there were. I forget how pleasant Big is to work with. He really does love it (and takes it so seriously).
We took the kids to the museum on Thursday afternoon since Edith seemed to be a bit better (Wednesday was horrible). It's always nice to culture the kids a little.
I had the three youngest stand on the same sculpture that they stood on almost exactly one year ago. It's so fun to see how much they've changed. I think I'll do it again next year, too.
On Friday Rophone had the great idea to go out for an ice cream treat. The kids were happy to oblige (great acting for the camera, Rophone!).
The weather was perfect for hiking and I was happy that a few kids were eager to go with me on Saturday. Edith really wanted to go but was still too sick. I felt bad because I know how much she loves it. I can't wait to get her out soon. Pen, Big, and I had a blast, though. The perfect end to our Spring Break staycation. I'm so glad that hiking season is here again.
I really enjoy having a simple Spring Break at home (I sure don't want the kids expecting something grand every year. Ha!). It would have been better if everyone had been healthy, but hopefully we'll get that next time. We managed to have a good time anyway. It's hard to be back in school, but I know that the school year will be over before we know it (Ack!). Then our Summer staycation will begin...