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Trampolines, fossils, and enchiladas

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On Friday last week, I joined Vivian and Hannah up at Altitude Trampoline Park for some quality bouncing around time. They have a weekly special for homeschool kids, so Hannah was able to run, slide, and bounce on the various trampolines, climb on a wall, and take a few dives into a pit of foam balls. She even got to have a bit of a sparring match with me on the balance beam. I got her a blue raspberry Icee when we were done, and then we had some lunch down at the Dodge Street Chick-Fil-A — with enough food left over afterward for leftovers on Sunday. (Is that sacrilegious?)

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Hannah got to have some more fun with her American Heritage Girls’ troop as they went digging for fossils and fishing for wildlife out at Schramm State Park. She also got to see some bees, pet a sturgeon, and go on a bit of a hike in the warm afternoon.

Aaron and I spent some quality time with Harold in the meantime. Then we took a walk to grandma and grandpa’s house so I could mow their lawn and he could spend an hour or two telling them all about the “maze book” he’d created. Then that evening we got some roasted street corn pizza from Aldi and watched Zootopia for an impromptu Family Movie Night.

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We had some more fun Sunday after church as I got our two Raspberry Pi computers networked together so Hannah and Aaron could have a game of tag in a virtual, blocky world. I got a little yardwork done, and then we broke out the wading pool so the kids could have some fun with our new hose as temperatures pushed into the upper 80s. They took their plush monkeys for a swim as well and had to bundle then up afterward to dry off.

Then on Wednesday, we celebrated Cinco de Mayo with an assortment of tasty food. I got some Mexican coffee and made a breakfast burrito in the morning. Then for dinner, Vivian put together some enchiladas (courtesy of the Stay at Home Chef) with some refried beans, chipotle black beans and corn, “Crispy Taco” potato chips, and homemade guacamole. We even had churros for dessert, which Aaron ate hot out of the oven — with sleeves for potholders. I even made a margarita once the kids went to bed — and I even put salt around the rim. ¡Muy lujoso!