Fall festivals look very different this year. A favorite – Cox Farms – redesigned their fall experience to be drive through “hayride” and curbside market. They did a great job organizing a fun experience, and even provided space for a few safe photo opportunities and key fall items, including pumpkins, apple cider and doughnuts!
It’s a new chapter for O, who like his brother, is heading back to school! We’re very lucky, despite the weeks-long delays with opening, that there are only a couple other kids in his class for now – so he gets personalized attention in as safe an environment as possible.
The school year started very differently compared with last year in some ways, but in other ways, it was just as exciting! As everyone began virtually, C joined up with another covid-conscious student to learn together in their amazing one-room school shed. The first-day technology issues were quickly resolved, and the adventures of second grade…
Though we had just been away at the beach, we figured one last hurrah before school started would be a nice time for just the four of us. We enjoyed being residents of DC for the long weekend, and planned our days around neighborhood walks and food!
For our pandemic summer break, there was the beach, the pool and everything in between! Here are the rest of the highlights!
While the pool was the place to be on our trip to North Carolina, the beach had its fans as well. The waves made for good splashing and riding around, though destroyed every sandcastle we built. As a bonus, we went one evening to look for crabs on the beach and weren’t disappointed.
The major perk of our vacation home in North Carolina was the private pool – which got daily use. As a bonus, there was a sandbox and a swing set for hours of backyard fun.
Despite the pandemic, we managed to have an almost-normal summer vacation. We ventured further than a cabin and headed to the beach in Duck, North Carolina – home of the famous Duck Donuts. Our bubble family joined us for some maximum fun, and we made the most of the pool, beach and the occasional socially…
When there’s nowhere to go, we look to our neighborhood, where there are several great playgrounds. They’ve been our savior during the latter part of this pandemic, despite the summer heat!