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Saturday, November 09, 2013

Número tres

I'm pregnant. Could you pass the turnips?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

No excuse.

I don't have an excuse for why I haven't blogged in 4 months. It just didn't happen. But lots of stuff has gone on... So let's approach this list-style, yes?

1) school is out. This was one of my very favorite school years. I had an awesome class. 

2) Little m will be heading to transitional first grade next year, which isn't offered everywhere, but it is here. It is all about getting an extra year to mature while getting challenged academically. He did so well in kindergarten (refer back to my post where I moved him from his preschool because of some terrible things the director was saying about him), he was just immature. Almost all trouble he did have stemmed back to him being a full year younger than some of the kids in his class. So t-1 it is. I loved having him at my school, but he will go to another school next year. 

3) The Dylanator will be in his same class again next year. That's good, because we love his teachers and they love him! He is getting so big and his attempts to have conversations are coming more and more frequently. He only says one syllable of multisyllabic words. Usually the second syllable. For instance, my kids call my mom Neena... Dylan says "na." My sister Melissa is "sa." He (and little m both) love reruns of Hee Haw... or "haw" in Dylanese. He can say Dora and backpack very plainly, though. So it's one of those things where he can communicate with me because I know what he's trying to say, but any outsider would be completely lost. Oh, but we ARE now Mommy and Daddy instead of mama and dada! Progress.

4) My dad is very sick. He has IgG kappa myeloma, which is a blood cancer. He's in stage 3. He's staying strong and hanging in there, getting both IV and oral chemos. We are very proud of the fight he's putting up, and we will continue to pray for his strength and healing. I love you, daddy!

5) The husband and I will celebrate 8 years of wedded bliss here pretty quickly. We celebrated 12 years of being together in early June. I deserve some kind of medal here... Heh

6) got my hair chopped. It was touching my butt and driving me crazy. It's now just a little below my shoulders at its longest layer. 

7) eh, the words are boring.  Pictures, anyone?
Little m went fishing for the first time recently. He's apparently a natural, as he caught this bad boy on his first cast! He caught another after this. 
Little m's kindergarten program. They were pirates. It was adorable.
My dad and my babies.
My niece Morgan graduated. She will be off to Oklahoma State University in the fall to follow her dream of being a veterinarian!
Dyl Pickle got an amtryke from Ambucs! He was also on the news! So was his mama.
Dylan also participated in his first special Olympics, and little m got to participate too! They had lots of fun!

My dad and me. 

Anyway, I think that about covers a big chunk of it. Goodnight!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Uh, oops!

Sorry for the hiatus... It wasn't intended. I'm just not a great bloggedy blogger.

So Dylanator started preschool in early January. He LOVES it! He is truly the boss in those halls. Everybody seems to really love him, and he seems to love everybody. He enjoys physical therapy... He is already making an amtryke go by himself! We are on a list to hopefully get an amtryke one of these days... Hopefully it'll just be donated to us, because they are very costly! His teacher texts me pictures randomly of his day to day adventures... If I can figure out how to post the pics here I will. Dylan has a newfound love of cartoons (or "tooooons!!") It's pretty funny to grab the remote during his toooons.... "Noooo!!!! Toons! TOOOOONS!!" (Hey, it's communication. We will take it.)

Little Michael is still enjoying kindergarten. He is becoming quite a reader. We are very impressed. Tomorrow is a professional day, but he is going to hang out at school with me. It must be fun to be the teacher's kid!

I can't really think of anything else that's interesting... We are just busy people who are living the day to day... Wake up, go to school/work, come home, do dinner, get folks ready for bed, rinse and repeat. What's happening with you?


Not sure where the pics will show up, but here is Dylanator with a giant dog, Dylanator with marker all over his face, Dylanator at his school dance, Michael smiling hugely, and Michael and me in a snapchat.












Wednesday, December 19, 2012

And just like that....

My bambino is now enrolled in preschool. He starts January 7th. :( and :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Don't mess with the QOTW.

So, my oldest son is now in Kindergarten.


Wait, say what?! I thought you held him back and had him do a second year of preschool?! (Said no blog reader.... Just go with me, folks, k?)


As you may know, my son was attending a private preschool for the second year in a row... A rather pricey little place that we felt was the best place for him. It had small classes, an experienced teacher that ran the thing.. The works.


Until I picked up my son one Friday afternoon and found out that the experienced preschool teacher had been making fun of my son and his speech. (He has a habitual stammer... And can I just throw in that it has nearly disappeared since I pulled him? Hmm.) Comments were made like "he's not right in the head" and "there's something wrong with him."


No, there's something wrong with YOU, lady, for saying such things! If you've never met little Michael, you truly are missing out on a funny (sometimes intentionally, sometimes not), intelligent, sweet little boy (with an ornery side to match). There is nothing "wrong with him." He is absolutely "right in the head."

Do I even need to mention that I pulled him from the school THAT DAY?!

By the following Tuesday, he was happily enrolled in the school where I teach, in a lovely new teacher's classroom where she is loving, fair, and kind... AND accepting of my little man and his super youngness (which was the idea behind the whole holding back thing... To give him a grow up year).

There are so many things I want to say to the experienced preschool teacher... So many things unbecoming of a lady or a fellow professional.... But honestly, I will summarize it with this-- don't mess with the queen of the world or her children. Ever.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Dude, where's the time gone?

My baby is starting preschool in January. Y'all, how?!! Did I not JUST have him?! Seriously. His therapist did "the test" on him to show his "age"... you know the one. I haven't heard the results yet (she forgot to bring the book to score it), but yikes. Kid was cray cray during his test. He wanted very little to do with any of the tasks. I KNOW the school where he'll attend is a great one. I've heard NOTHING but great things about the classes, the teachers, etc. As a teacher, I have probably had workshops and such with half of the teachers. But I'm scared to death for him. Because he can't fend for himself at all. He can't verbalize if something is wrong, not to his teachers or his bus driver or to me. The preschool he'll attend is ONLY preschool (as in, there are no other grades at the school), so I probably don't have to worry about bullying or anything yet (although, dude can hurt ya! He has throwable toys and he knows how to use 'em!), but I hate the fully vulnerable feeling I have. I'm going to do a tour of his preschool soon. I know he's going to have tons of fun with his new friends. But guys.... my baby is starting preschool in January. :(

Friday, August 17, 2012

Lemons and such...

Remember my last post? The one with my classroom pictures? Did you notice that everything in that room was third grade? Cursive, multiplication, five hardback textbooks in each desk, names taped to the tops of the desks, third grade overviews on reach desk...the whole nine yards. Everything was ready. The parents and kids were showing up for the meet and greet at 5PM. Twas the night before the first day of school.

And then, I got moved back to first grade at 4:45PM.

So, I met and greeted parents and their 6 year olds in my third grade classroom, explained everything, then called reinforcements (big M) to come help me change 3rd into 1st. And we did our best.

So this morning, I had 26 six-year-olds sitting in a-little-too-tall desks...cursive gone and print back up, multiplication gone and number charts back up, third grade mature stuff gone, primary stuff back up.

And we had a great time today.

Lemons, ya know?