Monday, November 20, 2017


We are on a much needed vacation.  We went and saw Wonder with Grady this morning.  We've read the book at least 3 times each.  It is that WONDERful.  The movie was amazing, even though there are some things missing and the face of the Auggie isn't what we had visualized.  Not everything can be perfect.  

We ate at Major Market, our old favorite.

They thought it'd be fun to join Mom on the roof. 
She wasn't impressed.

Later Mattias stopped by...Mattias is a good friend.

Mom is glad Oliver is home and that we are going to have a mellow vacation.  

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Oliver got a ride from his Dad to JJ, while Mom went to her staff meeting and a rally at her school district's board meeting.  Negotiations are's nerve wracking.  

Oliver got home earlier than Mom, so she called
the neighbors and Mattias came over to hang out.
Mom is thankful for nice neighbors and Oliver
and Mattias' friendship.

They were watching this YouTuber.  

Oliver goes to his Dad's tomorrow after school.  Mommy will miss him but can't wait to spend next week with him- our week off!!  Yay!!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Kindness and Wrestling

Today is National Kindness Day.  Mom's students helped her write a poem for how Oliver can show more kindness....Oliver read it and understood all of it.  Poetry is wonderful.

Oliver tried out a wrestling practice at Escondido High School.  It was hard work.  He's pretty sure he'll stay in it because it will help him with his jiu jitzu.  Wrestling is good.

The coach talking about how losing is a good thing.  
The boys will learn from their losses and improve their practice.

Failure leads to success.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Slow Saturday

We'll be having a lot of slow weekends for awhile.  

Oliver showed Mom the good skating he found
and we played basketball at the school.


Oliver hung out with Ben and Mattias. 

Mommy gardened: 

She hung out with this widow.  Biggest
girl she's ever seen.

Froyo with friends:

We saw friends for a little bit.

We had a nice day.  

Friday, November 10, 2017


It's been awhile since we swam together at the Y.  We enjoyed having the warm pool mostly to ourselves.  It was very pleasant.  

Mommy is glad Oliver is home.  Mommy needs to write Mom now.  That's hard to do.  

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


 Happy November!  How did this year go by so fast.  Here's our calendars: