Mar 23, 2020

Life on Lockdown

Life was rocking along at its normal breakneck pace for our family when March 13th came and the world turned upside down.  When I first heard that the entire state was shutting down and folks were supposed to stay home for two weeks, I thought it was a joke.  Honestly, it sounded pretty ridiculous.  Since I never watch the news, I really had no idea what all the fuss was about.  Then when I started doing some quick research on my phone it was quickly obvious that no one really knew what this Covid thing was or what exactly we should be doing about it.  Suddenly our overflowing calendar of activities was wide open and we were doing school online from home. It was actually pretty great timing, at least for Cille, because it gave her collarbone a chance to heal before her next dance competition.  Below are some snapshots of what life was like on quarantine lockdown.  

First up, our Parkview Baptist Virtual Spirit Day...
Watts taking a first grade reading class via Zoom from our wonderful Mrs. Foval...(in his pajamas)
Cille doing some schoolwork in her room...
Eventually boredom set in and the big girls starting looking around for something to do.  They decided to makeover Corinne...
We also used the downtime to take care of some outdoor projects we had been putting off since moving into the house.  We filled all the backyard planters with fresh plants...
Back to our favorite model with some serious winged eye-liner.  Thanks, Stella...
Sidewalk chalk art was all the rage during the quarantine, but chalk was actually pretty hard to find.  I finally ordered a big crate online and Stella created this masterpiece...
We spent a lot of time in the pool...
At some point, Watts had to spell out his name with household objects for school...

I mentioned that we spent a lot of time in the pool, but I left out that the POOL WAS FREEZING, so we also spent a lot of time wrapped up in towels beside the pool shivering...
We also took full advantage of the empty lot across the street to fly our kites...
Another completed planter...
Stella and Watts played with a friend and caught up on schoolwork poolside...
We took tons of dance classes via Zoom...
Cille lived her best life with lots of time to read.  We even instituted a family reading time (30 minutes together in the living room) and started reading a chapter of a book aloud at meals.  We all loved Matilda, and we also finished The Secret Garden, among other titles...

And while dance class was happening in the theater, karate class was going on in the gym...
We are very thankful to all of the teachers and coaches who helped us make life at home on lockdown as normal as possible!  
 

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