Saturday, April 25, 2015

Random thoughts #58

  1. I haven't written here nearly enough in the last few years.
  2. Miss M started playing softball on the "C" squad for her future high school. She'd never played before but she's having a great time playing even though she has had little instruction about what to do. She's been perfectly happy to stand in right field and do next to nothing (most of the girls can't or don't hit to the outfield at this level). She's a better player than she thinks she is and the coach had her practice at first base tonight. M discovered it was kind of fun to have more action in the game. I signed her up for a summer league too since she seems to enjoy the game.
  3. I love watching softball games even if M doesn't play. I took stats for the varsity baseball team for my high school two years in a row and they were fun days. Softball/baseball is probably my favorite spectator sport.
  4. K Man is nearly at the end of his elementary school days. His teacher requested a photo of him from his younger years to include in the end of the year slide show. At first our external hard drive storage had been malfunctioning for several months until finally tonight it worked (and I backed it up to a different drive). It was really fun to see some of our older photos. Damn these kids my husband and I made are ADORABLE!
  5. Ms. D has to be nearly the happiest kid on the planet. She smiles nearly from sunup to sundown. If she is grumpy, it takes very little to get her to return to a smile. I often feel guilty for not giving her the attention she deserves. Even with my failings, she tells me she loves me in so many ways.
  6. I've gotten extremely fat.
  7. There are approximately 6 books in progress on my computer. I should probably pick one and finish it. 
  8. I wish I was funnier and more interesting. I'm rusty.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Hope you all have a great Christmas and a fabulous 2015. I want to start writing again, so maybe 2015 will be more wordy than 2014 was.

Akela (1 1/2), Miss M (12), Ms D (6), and the K Man (10).

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Wordless Saturday

Saturday, August 9, 2014

My Boy Has A Lot Of Promise

My son started 5th grade 2 weeks ago. He goes to a school that has a short 6-week summer break and starts the next grade at the end of July. School is then in session for 9 weeks, followed by 3 weeks of break. We love the schedule for the most part. It's difficult in some ways now that my oldest child is in middle school and is on a traditional school calendar, but we wish that she was on the modified calendar still!

K Man has been diagnosed with dysgraphia, fine motor skill delay and short-term memory impairment. We have taken him for testing twice since 2nd grade. He tests with a high average IQ which, in Minnesota, disqualifies him for an IEP, but he still is able to have a 504 plan. (Don't know what they are? Please Google!)

We are very fortunate to have a principal that is willing to go the extra mile for the kids in his school, so he found a loophole to get K Man OT to improve his handwriting (it is better, but still hard to read) and extra help to develop his general writing skills. He's also received help with reading since 2nd grade.

The school uses a color system to level the kids for their reading skills. K Man was below grade level all of last year. Just today K Man almost tested at grade level. He was 2 vocab words away from testing AT GRADE LEVEL. This is HUGE for him and I am so proud of him. He has come a long way since 2nd grade.

I know the kid is brilliant in perhaps, non-conventional ways. He will find a niche and blow it out of the water. He continues to surprise and perplex me. I'm sure I'll never understand how his mind works. I'm excited to see his future endeavors.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Now There Are Two in Double Digits

Yes, it's true. K Man is the big 1-0. He started fifth grade on Monday, then yesterday he had his tenth birthday and it's a whole lot of growing up in two days.

 He's growing into such a handsome and smart guy. He's funny and loving (most of the time). He can also tick me off to no end, but that's not surprising considering he has two stubborn parents. Love this boy so much.

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