Sunday, February 21, 2021

February 14-20, 2021

The highlight of the week was Valentine’s Day. It was school vacation week and for the first time in 19 years we did not travel. We slept in, played lots of video games, did a puzzle, made crepes, introduced Ally to war movies and it felt like vacation. We miss travel but still don’t feel comfortable traveling yet so we will continue to stay home. 

We usually do something special for Valentine’s Day but this year we decided to a little more. And we got a few deliveries of flowers! Lucky us.

Heart shaped mini waffles!

Ally got a cat pouch hoodie!

Ally LOVES it

I got a really lovely card and Becky made me heart placemats! 

My favorite was the note from Ally:

Lots of fun goodies for Ally; a ring holder, a new ring, some squishy balls and a few other calming items.

A matching face mask and scrunchie.

We started watching war movies! 
Ally loved Hacksaw Ridge and begged for a second movie so we watched Black Hawk Down.

It was a school vacation week and Ally enjoyed lazy mornings every day.

We made crepes for lunch one day! A first for all of us.

Becky had a little trouble.

So I took over cooking duties

Ally was excited

And really liked it.

Becky ate several.

We did a heart puzzle in honor of Valentine’s Day.

On Thursday we ran some errands while our house cleaners came. We took Cloey to the groomers for a bath and nail trim, got COVID tests at the drive thru location, made a quick stop into Best Buy for some new PS5 games, and got ice cream. We came
home a few hours later to a freezing cold house (we open all the windows to air out the house and reduce the possibility of COVID) and a very clean house.

Becky and Ally modeling matching T-shirts we got with our restaurant CSA.

Friday, February 12, 2021

February 7-13, 2021

We are all so happy to have made it thru the week. Now it’s school vacation week! No more school for Ally until February 23!. Becky is back Monday February 22. It was another long challenging week of school for Ally with lots of work on our part to continue to get her the support she wants and needs. We continue to have our fingers crossed for March 10.

Daisy always is a bright light in our week. And we managed to have some fun and good food.

Bedtime snuggling.

Before school. Daisy clearly wants Ally to just hang out all day.

Ally and started a puzzle.

And finished it in the same day.

Nighttime PS5 playing.

Morning snuggles. 

Wednesday lunch. As a special treat we let Ally attend school in her pajamas in her room. Wednesday is a light day of school, and it was a nice way to break up the week.

Becky got a non traditional bouquet for Valentine’s Day.

It’s a bouquet of saugsages!

Thursday Ally asked me to curl her hair. It’s getting so long again!

It looked so good.

Ally started a meeting craft; Diamond Dotz Art.

Becky enjoyed an amazing dinner and cocktails from a local restaurant.

Friday night Ally was pretty stressed about her gymnastics meet on Saturday. 
Eventually she decided that she did not feel ready for competing and did not attend the meet. 
We totally support her decision. 

Saturday night. Hanging out in her room with Daisy.

Saturday Ally and I went into a store to shop for the first time in 11 months. Ulta Beauty. 20 minutes in and out it was weird experience. I decided I prefer online shopping over shopping in a mask with a winter coat on. But we both got some fun beauty products. 
We picked up Shake Shack for lunch and headed home.

All in all not a bad week.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

January 31 - February 6, 2021

Bitter cold weather, a snow day for Becky, more battle with Ally’s school, evening PS5 gaming, gymnastics,  dinner with Beth, Valentine cookies and a bedroom refresh.  Not a bad week.

Sunday night gaming.

Ally stretches with Daisy when she needs a break.  Daisy has to touch the ceiling!

Hanging out with Cloey on the kitchen floor in front of our adorable electric heater.

My work from office is the kitchen table and it’s freezing in my work space so we got this heater to keep me warm. 

Lots of Daisy snuggles.

And Becky and Cloey took a trio of selfies.

Another Ipsy package came and Ally was delighted to open it after practice.

I found Daisy hanging out by herself when Ally was at practice one afternoon.

Aunt Beth!!! We finally decided it was time to mingle with Beth again. She came over for a walk with Becky, dinner and then Ticket to Ride.

Ally sent me a selfie to show me how amazing her hair looked!

Becky got her haircut.

Our Saturday project was a new comforter for Ally's bed and some new lights. We put the old LED strip lights under her bed and new lights around the ceiling. She LOVES it and so do her pets.  Zoom in to see Cloey and Daisy hanging out.

I made Valentine’s Day cookies.

And while Ally did a zoom party with her teammates Becky and I decorated cookies.

We called that the murder victim cookie.

That is Ally and her teammates. One of the other moms got cookie decorating kits for each girl and then they decorated them while chatting and giggling on zoom.

After her party Ally was happy to hang out on her bed.