May 2015


Austins’ Interview:

How old are you? 8
What is your favorite color? orange
What is your favorite toy? Basketball hoop (from CCG and Rohan) and PS4
What is your favorite healthy food? Slices of cheddar cheese
What is your favorite junk food? Extreme Sour (long rectangular chewy)
What is your favorite tv show? Teen Titans Go!
What is your favorite store? Target – to get Pokemon cards
What is your favorite restaurant? BDubs
What is your favorite outfit? Underwear
What is your favorite game? Clash of Clans
What is your favorite snack? Butter braid pretzels
What is your favorite animal? A kangaroo’s Joey
What is your favorite song? Don’t Stop the Music from the Pitch Perfect Soundtrack
What is your favorite book? Terrible Two and Captain Underpants series
What is your favorite movie? The Sandlot
If you could fly, where would you go? Heaven
If you could be invisible, where would you go? Go to the bank, steal $100 and give it to the poor.
Who is your best friend? Joey, T, Brady, Reid and Brayden
What do you want to be when you grow up? A basketball player
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play baseball with friends
What is your favorite drink? Pepsi
What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Cinnamon rolls
What is your mom’s name and nicknames? Jill, Jillian
What does your mom do during the day? Hugs me on the weekend. She works really hard to get money.
What is your dad’s name or nicknames? Brittan, Brit.
What does your dad do during the day? He designs refrigerators.
Where is your favorite place to go? Chet and Matt’s.
Where is your favorite vacation spot? Australia.
What is your favorite thing to do? Play baseball with Babe Ruth.
What do you like about your Mommy? She really likes to hug me and kiss me.
What do you like about your daddy? Works hard and makes the best hot dogs ever.
What do you like about your sister? She’s really cute and she likes to play on the trampoline with me.
What does Adrianna like to do? She really likes to watch Dancing With the Stars and 19 Kids and Counting.
What is your favorite thing about yourself?
What’s your favorite thing about St. Mary’s? Gym!
What is your least favorite thing about St. Mary’s? Learning (sometimes I do, but most of the time I don’t)
What does Uncle John do for work? He works as a Marine. He punches people in the face. Okay, he punches computers. That’s what he really does.
What does Aunt Jacki do for work? I have no clue.
What’s your least favorite food? Anything that’s a fruit or vegetable.
Anything else to add? I don’t like healthy food and my mom doesn’t like that.


IMG_8234 Austin James on his First Communion Day

About Austin at age 8:

His favorite foods are burgers with mustard only, pizza and fruit smoothies. He refuses to eat almost any kind of fruit, but would eat any fruit/spinach combination for smoothies.

He knows how to tie his shoes, but they are constantly untied.

He still loves to read and asked for books for his birthday because “I already read all of the books that I own!”

Even though he has pajamas, he always sleeps in his underwear.

Austin is such a loving, sweet boy. While at home, he loves to cuddle and hug, but he won’t kiss on the lips (only on the cheek).

He loves to watch YouTube videos to learn how to play video games and Clash of Clans better.


He still likes to play basketball, baseball, football and go fishing. He is excited to go to Kelleys Island over Memorial Day weekend so that he can go fishing next to Grandpa’s cabin.

He really likes to ride the spinning rides at Cedar Point, but doesn’t want to ride any of the big roller roasters.


He finally lost his fifth tooth after being loose for nearly 4 months. He lost it by snapping his fingers in his mouth during class!

Austin made his First Communion on Sunday, May 3 and he said “I’m so excited to receive Jesus!”. Be still my heart.

He is really into Pokemon trading cards right now. It is a huge craze for the second graders at St. Mary’s right now. Adrianna is even into it!

His favorite “old” movie is The Sandlot.

He loves vanilla bean frapps from Starbucks.

Austin continues to be an amazing big brother. Even though he can pester her at times, he is SO sweet with Adrianna. He was made to be a big brother! 🙂

He has started to become a bit more independent and he loves that we praise him for helping around the house and with his own things (making his own snack for school, taking showers without being asked, etc…)

Austin - Spring 2015 pic

Austin is still an early riser. He doesn’t like when he sleeps in before school because he really likes his alone time on the iPad/TV before everyone else wakes up.

He had his birthday party at the Lake Erie Crushers game and he got to throw the First Pitch. He was so excited to be there with his friends and throw the pitch on the diamond!


Austin likes to have us “crack an egg” on his head and/or legs with our hands. He also likes his head rubbed and his back scratched before bed.

He continues to hate going shopping – even for items that he likes (sports stuff)!


Congratulations to Austin on his First Communion on Sunday, May 3, 2015!