We made a 3+ hour drive to San Antonio to watch a 5 minute BJJ match... and it was totally worth it. It was all to support my cousin Anh Vien (who I kept pushing to try BJJ) on his first competition. But it was also an opportunity for Lynn and I to take a quick getaway without the kids... well, with only one kid instead of all four. Elliot was the third wheel.
After nearly 14 years living in this house, it was time to update the kitchen (again) and it's been a long time coming. We started the process three years ago but were burned by our first contractor (I fired him) so we ended up changing only the kitchen floor and back splash (with another contractor). Then Hurricane Harvey hit and quality contractors were hard to find. Fast forward to present day, I found out that one of the guys I train Jiu-Jitsu with runs a home remodeling business so I decided to go with him. It was an easy decision. If I didn't like his work, I could always strangle him a bit harder during "training." 😝
Paw Patrol, Paw Patrol. Whenever you're in trouble. Paw Patrol, Paw Patrol. We'll be there on the double. This year's theme was based on Elliot's favorite show, Paw Patrol. But it's funny to hear people's guesses when they've never seen the show. "Oh, let's see here. A rabbit. Construction worker. Safety engineer. Dalmatian." Safety engineer?? Haha! And this time around, we really got into the spirit. On days leading up to Halloween, we did little activities like make spooky cookies and pumpkin painting. We even decorated Elliot's little play house.
Actually we did it again, as in Lynn and I. We were responsible for the Boston Red Sox winning the World Series and consequently the Astros getting knocked out (oops!). This makes it the third time that after we attend a professional sporting event (not in Houston), that team will subsequently win the championship for that season. The other two occurrences happened with the 2014 Seattle Seahawks and the 2016 Chicago Cubs.
Tyson got "Student of the Month" for September! This makes it the third year in a row in which he got recognized on the first month of school. He did it in Kindergarten and in First Grade. Really proud of him. Unfortunately, he stripped off his clothes before I could get a proper picture with him and his award.
My big girl Elliot is now three years old... and what a three years it has been. She's pure fun. All she ever wants to do is play. Play with her cooking set. Play with her Little People. Play in her play house. Lots of imaginative play, which I really like. Her current obsession is Paw Patrol and her favorite character from the show is Everest. Her favorite foods include mushrooms, açaí, and ice cream. And she doesn't like bread or bread products.