Our Family’s Stay at Home Activities Week 2 in Pictures

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You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions.” —Steve Case

Week 2

Still here. Sheltering in place. Staying home in order to help save lives. We have no idea how long this will continue, but we do know we’re willing to do it.

This virus has come with a lot of uncertainties and unexpected circumstances. For starters, a shortage of PPE for our medical professionals.

sewing cloth face masks

In third world countries this might not be as big of a “What is happening?” moment, but here in America, it definitely feels like one.

So, we joined thousands across the country in making homemade face masks to donate to those on the front lines: the healthcare workers.

thank you healthcare workers sidewalk chalk

We also joined the thousands across the country who decided sidewalk chalk was going to be a big thing. Luckily, we have enough for now, but we’re going to need more soon.

we bought a breadmaker

AND… Colby bought into the hype of a bread maker. Okay, he’s been wanting one for a while now, this just seemed like the opportune time to push the button on it.

So, he did. Jaci started making bread right away and all of the fresh baking has left the house smelling divine.

at home pedicures

At day the (home) spa was in order for the girls. Even the youngest one. She thoroughly enjoyed soaking her little piggies in the bubbly water of the foot spa.

toddler swimming pool

If we’re being perfectly honest, she really likes being in the water in any fashion. Fortunately, being in Texas, it has been warm enough to set her inflatable kiddie pool up in the backyard to cool off.

And, speaking of fashion, she also owns more swimsuits than anyone in the family. (just a family fun fact)

social distancing drive through the countryside

Plus, as you can probably tell, she is also my most willing model. And, she spends more time with me than the girls nowadays.

The spend time in their rooms talking to friends, playing Minecraft with friends, or hanging out with their other siblings.

I get to cherish this time with my granddaughter, so that’s okay too.

Finally, the craziest moment of the quarantine so far, we when I noticed this truck pull up in front of our house.

stranger stopped by the house

The man got out of his truck and began walking up to our front door with purpose.

Because I was sitting in the office, I could see him as soon as he pulled up. I called to Colby and he promptly stepped outside and nicely asked the man to keep his distance.

Again, this whole situation being new to us, we weren’t sure how to react. We also had no clue who he was and why he was there.

It soon became apparent he was lost. He had left Lowe’s and, simply by exiting the wrong direction, had ended up in front of our house.

Luckily, when he described his apartment building, Colby knew exactly where it was located and was able to draw him a map to get back home.

This was, of course, after the man gave him a full rundown of his family history.


It was truly a genuine moment of kindness between the two, but, again, the uncertainty of everything made the situation a bit tense for a minute.

Here’s to another week down!

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