Sunday, May 27th - Wednesday, May 31st - I think I'm seeing a pattern in the days Jotham is more tired. They seem to be falling after a prolonged exposure to toxins. So far, moldy environments and high-VOC environments seem to be the biggest offenders, and if there's a mold exposure, my energy levels tank too. On Sunday, I made it...
  Saturday, May 26th - Grandma and Grandpa from Illinois gave the two older kids some spending money to purchase some fun things once we arrived. During yesterday's​ trip to Target, Chloe and Toby purchased several different types of spray chalk to share with cousin Elliot. We met for breakfast outside their townhouse, and much fun was had as they covered...
Friday, May 25th - Parks are our favorite places, and Elliot has been showing Chloe and Toby many of the cool ones he frequents. On Friday, we met at a park that had many aspects designed to be accessible, and lots of unique play equipment. Several hours later, and with a bonus of some sunburn, I took the kids to Target...
Thursday, May 25th - The Wingate had a pancake maker as part of their breakfast spread, which the kids had fun with. At the push of a button, it made two pancakes that came down a conveyor belt and out the side onto the waiting plate. The breakfast area was sunny and airy, opening onto the back patio that overlooked...
Wednesday, May 24th - We all slept until my alarm went off, and then we did our final stage of "decontamination." We changed out of the clothes and shoes we'd used in our vehicles/living environment in the Midwest, showered, and then put on the new clothes and shoes we'd packed for the day. Breakfast went until 10 AM, so we barely...
Leading up to the date we had flights scheduled, I kept telling Micah, "we could just cancel and stay here. It makes me tired to just think about it." I was going to be leaving him behind in Illinois to work, and taking all three kids out west by myself. We would both look at each other, not liking that...