It’s the little things.

This week was pretty much the same as the others though a couple things were a little different but made a big difference. For the first time EVER, my husband offered to clean the house. I didn’t think it would actually happen. But he did it and it gave me the day off from cleaning. Don’t get me wrong, I still did laundry, helped with the kids school work, tidied the kitchen as I do over and over every day. But I didn’t have to scrub the toilets or vacuum the floors and it was REALLY nice. My list was long and he did it all. He hasn’t had a lot of work since we have been home and I am so grateful for all of his help with the kids and sharing responsibilities.

We also had a bit of a heat wave in LA this week so Friday we quit school early to do outside water play and it was perfect. For one afternoon it didn’t feel like quarantine and home school, it felt like a relaxing day at home. The kids had the best time and it was wonderful. The weekend was nice too, though Friday took the cake with outdoor play, baking, Shabbat with friends and a game night. Now I have a bit of the Sunday night blues but hopefully it will be a good week. The sun will be shining so that is a start.

Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Class zoom session- Superhero Day
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
So this is a photo of toilet paper I ordered in March just as the quarantine began. I ordered from what I thought was a legitimate site but went back to check my order two weeks later and the site was gone. I thought I was taken. Then today this came. This is what $72 worth of toilet paper looks like! Dollar bill for size reference LOL.
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Class science project zoom presentation & Go Noodle exercise break.
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
My list and my hero this week!
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
I taught PE this week. The kids hated it. At least they will appreciate having their dad do it!
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Lunchtime Zoom with class
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Epic online read-a-loud books
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
All day cleaning. I’ve never been more attracted to him 😊
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Car parade for a friend’s birthday
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Sums up most days around here.
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Zoom with my family
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Learning
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Morning walk.
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Decided to do school work mostly outdoors today.
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Challah attempt #2. Chocolate chip challah with a new recipe. One for us and one for my parents.
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Ready to bake!
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Afternoon water balloons & water play.
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Good old fashioned fun and genuine smiles all afternoon.
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Slip n’ slide
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Left is our Shabbat setup and right was an unhappy brother. Sibling arguments are daily around here.
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Zoom Shabbat with friends.
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Followed by an online game night.
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Saturday chores- washing scooters & bikes and cleaning out the garage.
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
Los Angeles Photographer home quarantine pictures professional kids and family photography
And loads of lounging. Bored kids.

Spring Break 2020

Last week we had spring break off from online learning and a time to celebrate Passover and Easter. It was a rainy week and a week that is normally spent traveling and with family for the holidays so this year was definitely different from the past. Here are photos from the past week. There are more photos than usual in this post because there were more days between posts. It has been a roller coaster of emotions but ultimately we are happy and healthy which is all that really matters.

Family Game nights have become a regular occurrence in our home
Making matzo bark for Passover
Family basketball- knockout
Our Passover Seder
A quick family portrait before dinner
Zoom Seder with family
Spring Break art project #768…
Lazy days…
Drawing with our cousin
Dying Easter Eggs
Zoom Easter egg making with grandparents
First Zoom with Great Gramma Lola
7 year old haircut day….
Coloring hair with hair chalk
I let them do my hair too
I am so impressed with the many ways my kids have come up with to keep busy. Racing cars into a pool of water
All this rain has lead us to create an indoor gym
Making soccer videos for coaches
Family walks. Masks are now required for going outdoors.
First ever virtual sleepover on Zoom
Creating a comic book
Happy birthday Aunt Lauren
500 piece puzzle
Easter morning- real egg hunt downstairs
Afternoon plastic Egg hunt upstairs
Rain + Easter = an emotional day for me.
Back to school- online learning that is…