Wrapping Up Summer

We are in the last throes of summer here. School starts for Maggie & Henry on Thursday, for William on Monday and for Steven on the 28th. I’m excited and a little nervous for Will. It’s going to be very different having him somewhere else! Unfortunately, he only goes from 7:40-10:10 am, which is so incredibly early, but I honestly think he’s going to love it so much. I can’t believe my last little baby is ready for school already. It’s one of those very bittersweet moments that tears your heart in two & makes you utterly proud at the same time. I can still remember Maggie’s first day and how I sobbed like Sobby McWeeperton at the Great Festival of Sobbing & Weeping. The Festival repeated itself at Steven’s first day, as well. On Henry’s first day, the Festival was at its apex – complete with jugglers, strong men, trapeze artists & a huge locust swarm attack. I wonder if it’ll be the same for my final guy or if I’ll just be an old hat who has no more feelings.

We took our annual trip to the county fair on the 5th – mostly for Henry to see his beloved farm animals. Strangely, however, this year he was reluctant to go. Primarily because he had to leave behind his more beloved iPad. Seriously – this kid can barely function without that thing. He’s totally addicted and when the battery dies, you’d think it was the end of the world. I’m concerned to see what will happen when he has to go back to school & leave it at home for 6-7 hours. Sheesh. We did visit his favorite animals – cows (he said hello to all of them and mooed at a few), chickens, roosters, geese & ducks (he talked to all of them, saying “Bye _______, time to go car.” Because he wanted to go to the car to take him back to the iPad. We saw the pigs and he greeted them the same way. And the sheep. The goats he got a little friendlier with, but still told them all “time to go to car”. What a shock it would have been if they were all waiting for him when he got there.

The next day, I took Steven & William to the aquarium with my cousin, Katie, & her daughter, Mckenna. Been a while since I’d been there, but we always have fun there. They had their jellyfish exhibit (still? again??) which I love. I could sit there for hours & hours and just watch them. They’re so peaceful looking & drowsy. I adore them.


I am still working out. Trying for 4 times a week. I’m getting  more focused with it – spending a day doing arms & abs, a day doing legs & abs and 2 days doing cardio. I’m slowly increasing time, reps, weight, sets and getting a little stronger all the time.

I’ve also been scrapping a lot. I’m working on a project for my mom (Top Secret!!) but also doing some of my own. Steven got it in his head that I hadn’t done any recent layouts of him, so he sat down with me and we did 3 just on him. It made him very happy.

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(Yes, he is very video game centric. And there was no push or pressure on the GWB love. Don’t know where it came from)
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Journaling says:
1. What makes your family special? They’re weird.
2. Who in the world do you look the most like? A kid in Brazil who was in “Time for Kids”
3. Name one thing you’re really good at. Video games
4. Name the one thing you wish you were better at. Athletics
5. Who’s the smartest person you know? Mr. Becker
6. Who’s the funniest person you know? Bill Cosby
7. Who is your best friend in the whole world? I don’t know.
8. What will you wish for on your next birthday? A chameleon or a laptop or a Wii U.
9. What is your favorite treat? Cherry Cheesecake
10. What is your favorite game to play? Mario Yahtzee
11. How tall do you want to be when you grow up? 6 feet 6 inches
12. What job do you want to have when you grow up? I want to bring SEGA back into the console market.
13. If you could eat only 1 thing for the rest of your life, it’d be? Cherry cheesecake & weight loss shakes.
14. If you could choose a different name for yourself, what would it be? Matt
15. What rule in your house would you get rid of? Having to share with William unless he shares back.
16. If you had $1 billion, what would you buy? As many game systems as I could.
17. If you were a teacher, what subject would you teach? Computer game design.
18. When will you be a grown up? After I finish college. (Duh.)
19. If you could have any game system you wanted, what would it be? Either the Wii U or the 3DSxl.
20. What is your favorite video game? Either New Super Mario Brothers 2 or Sonic Classic Colection.
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I’ve done more, but I don’t want to clog this up any more than I already have. If you’re interested, you can see them on my Facebook page.