August was one of the most fun months so far this year! From Mia winning a jackpot to the first day of school and a week in Hawaii, we kept ourselves very busy and are still trying to catch up. Since Hawaii was an amazing first “big” family vacation, it deserves it’s own post so you’ll see that soon. But for the rest of August, here’s what we were up to…
We got to visit Adventure City in Anaheim, CA!
I’ve lived in Southern California my entire life and never had been there before. There were lots of rides, and it’s quite literally a little city. There’s a police station and a fire department and much, much more. If you’re local, check it out!
While we were there, I was videotaping Mia playing a video game (at her request) and she just happened to hit the jackpot!
The ladies decided to pool their winnings together (yep, Lila is really smart and Mia is so generous she doesn’t care that she got the short end of the stick) and decided to buy “noise putty,” which is a nice way to say it’s putty that makes fart noises. This video was also taped at their request.
Lila lost her second top tooth, so she is toofless and has the cutest smile!
Obligatory first day of school picture. Ethan started 4th grade and Mia and Lila started 2nd.
Jason took Ethan to see Jason’s brother Adam’s memorial at our old high school. Jason always says Ethan is a lot like Adam. I told Ethan that some of his Uncle Adam is alive in him. Ethan said he was proud to be like his Uncle. We are very proud too.
We celebrated birthdays! The girls turned 7 and Ethan was lucky enough to celebrate his 9th birthday in Hawaii! This is a picture of him at his favorite beach.
It was a great month and we all agreed it was our favorite month of summer.
I mentioned in my last My Life in Pictures post that I had started Weight Watchers and exercising. Since June I’ve lost 15 pounds and 13 inches! I’m halfway to my goal weight, which I hope to reach by December. I found this comic and it really made me laugh since I’ve been walking/running at all times of the day…but not at fy vay em! Just call me Bob.