For those of you wondering how my baking day went on Saturday, we can just go with Ryan's words as he shared with his friend on the way home from school: "Don't worry, they look like barf but they taste really great."
In case you were wondering, you can buy yourself approximately 3.6 minutes of discussion on the topic of How Was Jeremiah Scott's Day, for the very fair price of Chipotle for dinner. It was worth it. I got spelling in French, a teacher who started off obnoxious but is now actually nice, a preview of a satire advice column to be published in the first edition of the school paper. We packed a lot into those minutes.
Earlier in the month, we attended the annual Santa/Pancake/Craft breakfast at the Methodist Church. It's a sweet tradition.
I've spared you the alternative photo, in which Kellen makes his favorite new face (nostrils sucked in with power vacuum force -- he looks very odd).
It was one of those years when Santa could make a long-time wish happen. Ryan has been asking to play violin for several years. I really love his expression in the very first seconds of the video.
The boys' school went roller skating during the week before break. Kellen was quite daring on wheels, and had a great time with his pals (below the video).
Jeremiah's Christmas looked like this:
Before the break, Jeremiah also joined the Mock Trial/Debate club at school, and has been enjoying that a lot. Some cruel fellow assigned homework over their vacation, so he'll be working on that soon, and these games will get a break.
Next quarter at Sinclair, I'll be teaching three sections of SOC 112, and Kellen will be switching to full day kindergarten twice/week. I think he'll enjoy the extra time at school, as he'd been complaining of a lot of boredom in the mornings.
Christmas miracle: all 5 of them looking at the camera with smile-like expressions, probably earlier than 8am.
HEX BUGS with Uncle Troy!
Uncle Bill is a cruel, cruel ear-lifter.
Jamie has enjoyed a very long break from classes at Sinclair. He's taken the time to write songs, bond with the cat, look for jobs, do a little work for a local builder, and play some shows.
W heels and S port F ishing USA (not really wanting fans of the bands to find this blog on google)
As it turns out, Ryan can play basketball very well. He's having a blast with it. Here is a very short clip of his awesome.
So, Jamie's band is getting just enough attention that strangers recognize him around Dayton, his fans are in my class at Sincl4ir, and he gets daily facebook requests from people he doesn't know. Therefore, I am going to avoid using the name of his band in this blog, which is really not intended for that audience :-)
That said, he and the band are amazing. You can visit their website by going to wheelsband . com
Jamie has just completed his second quarter of painting at Sincl4ir (among other classes), and this is some of his work. His instructor asked to keep this to put on display in Building 13, in case you care to see it in person.
I've tried restarting this blog many times, by going back a few months and adding highlights until I get to the present. It never works. I never get to the present, because I've missed so many highlights. This time I am going to start with now, and keep going. If I have extra time to go fill in the old stuff, I will do it.