Back to School

Today was the first day of school. It was a long haul over the summer as the vacation began in early June. In all honesty, mom and dad are much more happy that the girls are back in school than the girls themselves. After 12 weeks, we’re glad that the teachers are helping keeping the girls off Instagram, Snapchat, Fortnite, and Smash Bros by providing home work and assignments.

For Alexandra it is a special year because she is starting high school: Class of 2024 !

Movie and a haircut

Today was a Saturday like many others. In the morning Roos had a hair appointment. After having gone bleached with an undercut, she felt it was time to start growing it out. She got a light cover over the blonde and a minimal trim so she can start growing it.

In the afternoon, while Roos was drawing her art, Lexie and her friend Alex and I went to see a movie. The movie was called ” Eight Grade”. It is not a big audience movie, and rated R. The theater was not very full but it was a funny and we had a good time.

Tomorrow Mascha will drive with the girls up to San Francisco to get their passports renewed. The consulate in Los Angeles closed and now the nearest is San Francisco.. Road Trip ! It’s also the last week of summer break. Next week school starts again.

Knotts Berry Farm

Last Saturday Alex and myself, together with Alex’s friend Juliet and her dad, went to Knotts Berry farm. This is a small theme park ( compared to Disney ) in Buena Park. I had never been there before but it seemed like fun. There are a few impressive roller coasters and thrill rides and with the fast pass we were able to do them several times. There was Ghost Rider, a wooden rollercoaster, but also Hang Time, where you hang underneath the tracks. Very spectacular was Pedal to the Medal. This one takes you from 0-82 mph in 2.3 seconds and then vertically up. It was a fun day and Juliette stayed over for dinner afterwards.

Alexandra’s graduation

Tonight Alexandra graduated from Middle School and will go to high school after a long, and deserved, summer break. Last week she already attended the 8th grade dance and the 8th grade trip to Disney Land but today is the formal end of her middle school. Lexie has spend 7 years at Vista Verde, only missing one year where she attended Middle School in Aliso Viejo.

The graduation was in the Hilton in Irvine.