Thursday, September 29, 2011

Morning Tears

My foster child who is in PS cries every morning as we are getting her ready for school. She gives different excuses everyday so it is hard to pinpoint if there is a specific reason, but we suspect it is related to her being the only one that leaves the home in the morning. Last week she had a 1/2 day of school and when she came home, we were just getting ready to break for lunch. After lunch, she went to her room, changed into 1 of our school uniforms and came to class with the biggest smile.

I am scheduled for IEP and teacher conference in a couple of weeks. Hope to figure some things out.

I am excited that she gets to go on vacation with us this year.

Monday, September 26, 2011

And the Verdict Is...

Gastritis! It seems that after having a running nose/sinus issues for three weeks that the amount of mucus in her stomach has caused gastritis. Of course she comes out of the doctors office and says with conviction, "I told you I was sick!" ROFL!! My daughter.

A FIRM Foundation

A FIRM Foundation

Sunday, September 25, 2011

For the Record

Busy week coming up.

8 th grade Monday doctor appointment, Tuesday morning appointment, and Friday morning out-of-town dermatologist appointment for preschool. School hours will be short this week, but we are pretty much on target for all grades.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Yeah Friday!!!

that's all

Monday, September 19, 2011

Pilgrim's Progress

The gang is now reading Pilgrim's Progress and really seem to be enjoying it. The are studying it with their Sunday School teacher and have vocabulary words and essays that will be assigned.

This is one of our busy weeks: Dr. appointments, Entertaining Angels, a birthday party and church cleaning.

I have a sinus infection..again. 2nd time in 5 months. I have never had sinus problems so this is new and aggravating.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

School Supply Overload

I buy school supplies every year. We go through a lot of pencils, paper, glue and especially crayons as my kids love love to color, I don't like broken or worn down crayons and give out new packs as needed. I also buy lots of paper and folders 'cause I just can't pass up a 1 cent sale! So we had a good supply built up for the year.

Well, my church decided to have a "Back to School Bash" and asked members to donate school supplies. We packed a bag with a bit of everything and turned it in last week. We really did not intend to go to the bash as it was really a follow-up for the children that attended VBS. (We did not attend VBS this year) The ladies who did vbs really missed the kids and mentioned it often along with inviting them to the bash, so we decided to go. They had planned for 30 kids... there were 5 and 2 others. So.... we have a whole buncha school supplies. LOL! We got back most of what we donated and more. We plan to donate some of it to our personal needs closet next week.

On a side note, Jordan got a surprise of going out on a special date tonight with dinner and the musical "Annie" at one of the local theaters. I can't wait to hear what she thinks.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Another Funny Drawing

I am not typically one of those parents that considers every scrap of paper that my child colors or draws on to be of the level of Picasso, but I do have to say that I find Jackson's drawings to be funny not only because of the character he draws, but more because of the truth behind the drawing.

The explanation says: "I am picking up James' shoes and putting them in his shoe box." 
The parts that are funny to me: James has a billion pairs of shoe, they are usually all over the floor and Jackson takes the time to match up, line up and arrange shoe boxes often. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Class Photo

We were finally able to take our class picture. 

Today was my foster child's first day of PS. We miss her and forgot she was gone and fixed a fifth lunch. LOL!