Saturday, March 14, 2020

Corona Virus!

Jackson got a blister on his big toe from scooting!

Jackson's 10 months old now. I love watching him grow up!

So the Corona Virus that we had heard about for a while started to get really serious and spread to the states. Everyone is panic shopping, shelves are empty in stores, and on Thursday last week (March 12th) things really started to get serious. We were supposed to have a ward party that night that got cancelled. I was really surprised they cancelled it. But it was because we were asked to not hold any group events with more than 100 people. So to be safe, we cancelled it. Well then the emails just started coming. The Church decided to cancel Church, temples are closed, everyone is supposed to stay home as much as possible. We are all social distancing. We decided not to send our kids to school on Friday, partly because it was just a half day anyway, but figured we would keep them home because of Corona Virus. Well we got an email from the school saying Monday and Tuesday were going to be half days to allow the teachers some training on the chance that school got cancelled altogether.

Then Saturday they decided to cancel school altogether. So it was a weird day knowing that our kids were going to be home for the next 2 weeks, we wouldn't be going to Church, or pretty much anywhere else.

Brandon went to Costco and couldn't get us any formula. They shut down the food court. Things were starting to get crazy. After that we were asked to not be in groups of more than 50 people, then it went down to 10. Basically you aren't supposed to see anyone outside of your family if you can help it. Anyone who can work from home is supposed to try to do that. We keep telling our kids how historical this is.

Sunday I figured we would maybe read from Come Follow Me which we haven't done in a while, but Mckinley had her own plans and we just let her go with it. She made a program, planned a sacrament song and prayers. She even made a sacrament tray for the bread, which we used. Brandon went to the Church and grabbed some sacrament cups, put on a white shirt and tie, and we had one of the most spiritual experiences I can remember having. It was wonderful.

Mckinley's sacrament tray. :)

We all bore our testimonies, and that was pretty much it. But it was amazing. We also watched one of the Book of Mormon videos.

Maybe next week we will look at the Come Follow Me lesson.

Gonna be taking lots of progress pictures of my hand.

Monday when the kids didn't have school we had a picnic outside for lunch. The weather was beautiful so we took advantage of it.

Kallie was doing lots of pretend school with Ava. They will do this for hours and it's so cute!

I had the kids read and do Lexia (a computer learning program their school uses). But we just kind of relaxed and enjoyed ourselves.

Friday night before we knew school was cancelled, we moved 2 mattresses into the theater room for the kids, and now a week later, they are still down there.