Back in the Woods

We had such an amazing time our first weekend away since the pandemic hit, that we booked another stay at a different cabin a month later. While it was a new locale, Luray, we of course took advantage of the “usuals” – s’mores, hot tub and just getting away from it all!

What’s Cookin’?!

With all summer plans cancelled, we took to the iPads for summer camp. The one camp C absolutely wanted was a cooking class. His first two classes (where he gravitated toward the same shirt!) surely didn’t disappoint with pizza and cinnamon rolls from scratch on the menu! Yum.

A Fun 4th in Quarantine

Maintaining strict quarantining and social distancing can be hard work, but it can reap some rewards. In our case, we’ve been able to “double the bubble” and hang out with friends on occasion who are as fiercely dedicated as well. We enjoyed a fun 4th outside, complete with fireworks!

A Cabin in the Woods

It was the most amazing feeling – a mini-vacation somewhere not in the house! We traveled just under two hours away to what is dubbed the “cabin capital of Virginia” for new scenery and some much-needed change in the midst of this pandemic. While we never left the house and grounds, it was a successful…

Father’s Day in Quarantine

It was another day of celebration during the COVID-19 pandemic, which meant lots of treats at home. One child was more participatory in the fun than the other, but both showed their love for dad throughout the day!

Tiny Bit of Normal

When you have friends as equally dedicated to self-quarantine efforts, you make a calculated risk to get together – knowing neither party has been in contact with other humans for months. It was a wonderful slice of normalcy that made for an amazing day!

Virtual End to Virtual School

In what turned out to be a very unexpected end of the school year, Colin completed the first grade while distance “learning”. He enjoyed the weekly 1/2 hour session with his teacher and a couple classmates, but overall it was not an ideal way to be a first grader. We’re hoping for a more normal…

Another Quarantined Birthday in the Books

In a matter of two weeks, the Tucker household celebrated two birthdays still in quarantine due to coronavirus. The second one had a similar outcome – good food and sweets galore! All in all, the kids made out like bandits with all the treats in the house, making one wonder whose birthday it exactly was.

Birthday Weekend Treats

When you’re still stuck at home with a stay at home order, but there’s a birthday to celebrate, what do you do?! Go all in on treats, of course. Here’s some highlights from Brian’s birthday weekend…which happened to be Memorial Day weekend so three days of fun.