Thursday, August 31, 2017


Last night the cats were happy in the window.

Today Oliver was happy with our friends and wondered
why I was there so soon.

Happy Mommy was taking him to JJ.

This kid, Noah, makes Mommy happy,

JJ makes him happy.

So does AC/DC

Not so much his homework. But AC/DC/ helped!

He's going to guitar lessons tomorrow!  He"ll most likely come back will learn a lot and maybe more AC/DC songs!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Tuesday, August 29, 2017


It was hot today!  Probably not 100 degrees, but that's what Mommy's car said when she got to Escondido from the not as hot Oceanside!  Oliver went to JJ today and he got to take off his gii top, thank goodness, its hot in the studio.  He came home to dance and fight a foam roller to AC/DC- he's getting into certain kinds of music because of his guitar lessons.  It's fun!  

Oliver is off with his Daddy tomorrow afternoon.  Mommy will see him Thursday after school for some nice together time.  

Monday, August 28, 2017


Oliver is home.  All he talked about was the boxing fight between McGregor and Mayweather.  He was happy about it and happy that Mommy watched it.  Oliver would like to be a UFC fighter much to Mommy's dismay.  How about a doctor or a professor?  Oh well, Mommy will support and help guide him in whatever direction interests him.  Education is important though.....

Oliver's homework.  

Going to the Escondido Y tonight.  He does
boxing and JJ moves a lot.

We did ab work after our cardio.  Oliver
worked out a full 45 minutes without
getting discouraged.  Yay!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Oliver had JJ this weekend.  He enjoyed getting hot and working out with friends.

He looks comfy....don't let looks be deceiving.  

Tired but content.

Oliver is off with Daddy after school.  We're getting used to our newish schedule!  

Monday, August 21, 2017

New Routines

Thank goodness for friends and community.  Mommy's school starts almost an hour earlier this year and she needed help figuring out how to get Oliver to school.  Oliver started his morning at Grady's home, for about 25 minutes he gets to hang out and then walk to school through their back gate.  After school, he gets to hang out with Jennifer and Noah.  They play and are setting up a homework routine.  He loves those two and Mommy does too.  She also loves picking up a happy kid.  

Noah is soooo sweet, he gave Mommy
a hug.  Oliver doesn't give Mommy hugs
very much.  

These three were watching something in 
Jennifer's bed, giggles.  That little one,
Nico, is Noah's cute cousin.

We also talked to this little sweetness on Facetime.
She started the biggest new routine of her life.
KINDERGARTEN!  She loves it!  She drew a picture of herself,
watched the eclipse, made three friends-she can't remember
their names, had RECESS- but with NO toys, and she ate pasta 
for lunch.  We loved listening to her and also her brother tell
us about dinosaurs that roar and wal-mart shopping with Grammie.

This was an exceptionally good Monday.  

Sunday, August 20, 2017

More Baseball

It was another beautiful day for a baseball game!  We had fun taking the trolley to avoid high parking fees and traffic.  It takes a little longer, but is pleasant and a good experience.  The Padres lost against the Washington Nationals but it was a good game!

Newscaster face.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Storm and Fishing

Oliver's finally home and last night we went to a STORM baseball game, we were suppossed to camp on the field afterwards.  Oliver's only task was to pack the tent and we were half way there when we realized he didn't do it!  We were going to sleep on the grass, but after the STORM lost, Oliver decided he just didn't want to camp.  A silent yay from Mommy.  A lot of cub scouts on the field and no tent would have made a tough night sleeping!  We slept in this morning and then went fishing at Lake Dixson.  Is was a nice day.

The fastest squirrel in the world.  No one can beat him!

This player got a hole in his pants from sliding!

It was a nice day for fishing:

Oliver's essentials.

Mommy's essentials.  Her school work was complete
and already stashed away in the car!  Lots to plan when changing
grade levels.

We met this nice man who has never fished in his life!
He had a lot of questions about Escondido, he just moved here from
Southeast San Diego.  We think he'll like it!

Oliver's catch!


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First day of School

Oliver had his first day of school today!  He is officially a 4th grader!  So far, he thinks his teacher, Mr. Erikson is funny and like him.  Mommy is grateful that she was able to pick him up and spend time with him.  This year will be awesome!

4th grader!