After our Spring Break trips, we settled back into school and work routines. Here are some of the little things that happened…
But first, a couple more from Spring Break! We took a little trip to Philadelphia with Grandma and Grandpa and spent most of the day at the Franklin Institute. Another great learning day for us! The kids loved walking through the giant heart, making circuits, seeing the big train, optical illusions, etc.
And we ended our fun day in Philly at dinner (amazing pho and banh mi and goat curry) with George, Mindy, and Olivia. Fun to see you guys, even quickly!
Claire did a ton of reading and taking book tests for a grand total of 5 million words….and won a gift certificate to Barnes and Noble. Great job, Claire. All your reading over the last few years finally paid off! 🙂
Eliza was in a colonial times wax museum. See how statue-like she and her classmate are being?
She was a representative of the Boston Tea Party.
Then we bought some new containers and got busy sorting! Each kid got a tub for school work. We were hoping to get 12 grades in there, but Claire’s is already full with just six.
The kids sold some books on our front porch. It’s hard for this girl to part ways with some of her things, especially dolls and toys, but she knows it needs to be done and is being brave about it.
Passport photos. We went to the downtown post office to submit our paperwork for new passports. Things started feeling real!
We took lots of pictures of our house so we would remember it…and then started tearing it apart. I’m still waiting to take things off the walls because I don’t want it to feel barren and sad, but we have started pulling books off bookcases, packing toys, etc. It already looks different!
Eliza and her friend Muji performed in the Irish whistle band at the Spring concert.
We also made our last trip to COSI with Silas while the girls went to a birthday party at the zoo for their friend Naama. We had another MST meeting and felt so encouraged by our team who has been supportive and helpful. Claire got to help lead worship at church. It felt busy at the time, but looking back, April was a nice, quiet month compared to May! 🙂