Don't worry, this isn't turning into a food page, but I've been trying to find my footing and my creativity in this strange new time, and food is a good outlet.Today is my 10th wedding anniversary, so I cooked some really wonderful comfort food. Auggie got a heart made of avocado sushi, which is his favorite. The grown ups had a huge bowl of ramen with fresh miso, asparagus, tofu, mushrooms, bok choy, seaweed, and avocado. Auggie and I baked a cake which Auggie decorated with a "10!" in chocolate chips. So, tonight I'm going to push my worry about the outside world aside and enjoy this time with my little family.

Don't worry, this isn't turning into a food page, but I've been trying to find my footing and my creativity in this strange new time, and food is a good outlet.Today is my 10th wedding anniversary, so I cooked some really wonderful comfort food. Auggie got a heart made of avocado sushi, which is his favorite. The grown ups had a huge bowl of ramen with fresh miso, asparagus, tofu, mushrooms, bok choy, seaweed, and avocado. Auggie and I baked a cake which Auggie decorated with a "10!" in chocolate chips. So, tonight I'm going to push my worry about the outside world aside and enjoy this time with my little family.

Today was our second day of distance learning. Auggie's teacher has the patience of a saint. I appreciate her more than ever in this time. The kids in Auggie's class are getting the hang of muting during the video chat and we learned how to pin the teacher's picture so that it doesn't just insanely flip through all of the kids every second. Baby steps, friends, baby steps. Right now Auggie is having a FaceTime playdate, which I'm grateful for because he craves kid time. I was in the kitchen when a ladybug landed on my green shirt, I went into the living room to show Auggie and the ladybug realized that it had misjudged this weird tree and flew off. We found it again on this pillow. How perfect is that? I've decided it's definitely a good sign!

Today was our second day of distance learning. Auggie's teacher has the patience of a saint. I appreciate her more than ever in this time. The kids in Auggie's class are getting the hang of muting during the video chat and we learned how to pin the teacher's picture so that it doesn't just insanely flip through all of the kids every second. Baby steps, friends, baby steps. Right now Auggie is having a FaceTime playdate, which I'm grateful for because he craves kid time. I was in the kitchen when a ladybug landed on my green shirt, I went into the living room to show Auggie and the ladybug realized that it had misjudged this weird tree and flew off. We found it again on this pillow. How perfect is that? I've decided it's definitely a good sign!

Today we officially started distance learning. Auggie got to see his teacher and classmates in a video conference. He also worked on some math and maps from his distance learning materials. My contribution was that he learned about mantis shrimp (they are INCREDIBLE! Google mantis shrimp if you don't know how fantastic they are) and we made sushi. Auggie helped to read the recipe, he measured ingredients, followed directions, cut the avocado, and assembled his rolls. Hurray for learning!

Today we officially started distance learning. Auggie got to see his teacher and classmates in a video conference. He also worked on some math and maps from his distance learning materials. My contribution was that he learned about mantis shrimp (they are INCREDIBLE! Google mantis shrimp if you don't know how fantastic they are) and we made sushi. Auggie helped to read the recipe, he measured ingredients, followed directions, cut the avocado, and assembled his rolls. Hurray for learning!

Here's a very easy art idea using stuff you probably already have. We used charcoal pencils to make the mountains, and colored pencils for the details. Start by putting two pieces of paper over each other and fixing the top. Use a clipboard or tape. Tear a bit off the bottom of your top sheet to makes your smallest mountains. Then draw along the tear. If you have pencil or charcoal smudge it down. Keep tearing the top sheet and adding layers. Then add castles or other cool stuff to your mountains.

Here's a very easy art idea using stuff you probably already have. We used charcoal pencils to make the mountains, and colored pencils for the details. Start by putting two pieces of paper over each other and fixing the top. Use a clipboard or tape. Tear a bit off the bottom of your top sheet to makes your smallest mountains. Then draw along the tear. If you have pencil or charcoal smudge it down. Keep tearing the top sheet and adding layers. Then add castles or other cool stuff to your mountains.