The Fourth Week of School (Video)

Watch our 4th week of school in 4 minutes!

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Redone Bathroom

While Jamie and I were in Ireland, my dad redid the downstairs bathroom. I love how it turned out. The previous owners had put in bamboo flooring which is pretty dumb in a bathroom, and especially in a bathroom with young boys. So he took out the wood and put in tile I picked and bought before we left. He replaced the faucet in the sink and added a medicine cabinet, too. He finished it off by painting (I picked and bought the paint before we left as well). I absolutely love how clean and beautiful it turned out!

5th, 7th, and 11th

We went back to school last Tuesday. This is the last year I’ll have an elementary schooler! These boys of mine are getting big.

Adrian, age 10y2m, 5th grade

Favorite Food: Rice and Cheese
Favorite Movie: Don’t have one
Favorite Book: First Andy Smithson book, Blast of the Dragon’s Fury
Favorite Song: Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots
Favorite Subject: Not math or reading
Favorite Activity: Play games
Favorite Color: Yellow or Green
Height: 4′ 5 1/2″
Weight: 73 pounds
Wants to Be When He Grows Up: YouTuber

Fritz, age 12y1m, 7th grade

Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Movie: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
Favorite Book: Septimus Heap Book 1, Magik
Favorite Song: Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots
Favorite Subject: Reading
Favorite Activity: Jump on the trampoline
Favorite Color: Blue
Height: 4′ 9 3/4″
Weight: 109 pounds
Wants to Be When He Grows Up: Programmer

Cameron, age 16y10m, 11th grade

Favorite Food: Fresh baked bread (with gluten in it)
Favorite Movie: Hachi
Favorite Book: Tunnel in the Sky
Favorite Song: Little Do You Know by Alex & Sierra
Favorite Subject: Work Release
Favorite Activity: Don’t Know
Favorite Color: Pink
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 150 pounds
Wants to Be When He Grows Up: A millionaire

Bonus: Heather, age 40y4m, Teacher
Favorite Food: Salad or Sushi
Favorite Movie: Miracle on 34th Street (the original)
Favorite Book: The Harry Potter series
Favorite Song: Oh! Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison
Favorite Subject: History
Favorite Activity: Reading
Favorite Color: Purple

To see pictures of the boys and how they answered the last three years, go here, here, and here.

NOT Back to School Day 2018

Monday was the first day of school for the local districts so, as usual, we had a fun final day off.

We started off with pineapple-kiwi-blueberry smoothie bowls for breakfast. The kids were less than impressed. I thought they were amazing.

Jamie and the boys played some Dungeons & Dragons before Cameron had to leave us for the Monday lunch meeting he goes to every week for work.

Jamie, the little guys, and I headed out to the Tower of the Americas.

We squished some pennies.

And tried to find our house using one of the pay viewer thingies up on the observation deck.

The view of San Antonio from the observation deck is pretty awesome. We live in a very beautiful city.

We watched three short 4D movies. It’s funny how getting sprayed with water from an ocean feels different from getting sprayed with water from a mammoth sneeze even though it’s really all the same water.

Adrian got a color change cup, Fritz got a long tube of pucker powder, and Jamie got a cattle brand from the gift shop.

We went to an Asian buffet for lunch. Adrian ate his favorite food (rice and cheese) and Fritz ate approximately his weight in rolls and sushi.

We went to a really amazing comic book store. Fritz spent lots of time studying the D&D books. Both boys got starter Pokemon card decks and Adrian got a Teen Titans Go! comic book set.

We finished off the day by going to Bubble Waffle Bar. Ani came with us (Cameron was at work). There’s not much there we can eat there, but what we ate was still really cool. The Dole Whip was pretty normal, but the cotton candy wrapped chocolate, coconut, and mint chocolate chip ice cream was unique and really good.


Check out previous years’ Not Back to School Days: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. (I missed blogging about Not Back to School Day in 2011 and they went to public school in 2013.)