This has been an epic week filled with epic holiday celebrations. Also we’ve been quarantining…so that was epic in it’s own way? I suppose? Let us begin with the wonderful holiday which unites the beauty of math with the beauty of pastry. Pi Day. Well, ahem…my world may have been shaken a bit because of the positive diagnosis and texting 80 billion people to cancel events and let people know and recovering from my cold that may have not been a cold. Because of the
possible probable shaking of world, I was really not prepared for Pi Day. We hiked up our pants and refocused on the wonderful world of circles. Pancakes for breakfast, chocolate chip cookies, and our traditional YouTube videos. Those would be the hexaflexagon video and the Pi song. Classic YouTube brilliance. The girls made hexaflexagons and Garyn made a LEGO equivalent. (We did church at home and I was the only one who opted to not dress up…because I’m a slacker.)
At first we were really, extra sad because we thought Garyn and Naomi were going to miss a youth bowling trip that was going to happen on Wednesday evening. Because more people were sick it was rescheduled. Yay! So we ended up being just sad because Corra and Layna missed their own primary party that night. We upped our St. Pat’s game (which of course was just fine with me) to compensate. I’m happy to report, we succeeded.
Meals were well and properly themed: Lucky Charms, Molly Weasley’s Soda Bread and dips, and beef roast with green mashed potatoes.
School was really fun and the treats were awesome. Naomi was on fire. She is really coming into her domestic self. The best part is she is genuinely helpful and developing her skills. She made the meringues, and helped me with the soda bread. Both were done from recipes out of her Harry Potter Cookbook, which she loves. Nay made green smoothie to go with the Lucky Charms. She wrote an awesome story about a leprechaun and I’m still surprised sometimes by what a good story teller she is. Sometimes we butt heads, but I really love teaching her and watching her grow.
We finished the night with this classic. Sean Connery when he was in his 20’s and leprechaun shenanigans all over the place. It was perfect, even if the banshee did scare Corra. We also watched the Youth Music Festival put on by our church and got to see Naomi in a compilation video of her singing a song with kids across the world.
Quarantine this week was actually really nice. We are ready to be done tomorrow, but it wasn’t a bad experience.
Speaking of tomorrow…It’s an epic day in its own right. Happy Birthday to our Grandpa, our friend Ivy and our friend Charlie! Happy first day of Spring! Happy Down Syndrome Awareness Day! Whew…I think I’ll need a nap.