Tuesday, November 25, 2008

How do you get your wiggles out?

I don't know about you but there are days where you feel like just running away...especially some place where silence and coffee are abundant. I have those moments (days LOL) weekly. That's when I like to throw in a CD and let the kids (and mom) get their wiggles out. Some times its Laurie Burkner, Silly Mother Goose songs, or even the sound track to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I know...I'm a dork, but that's besides the point. I'm glad I'm not alone. Heather and Ivy over at Home Ec 101 are having another one of their fabulous give aways. This time a great kids CD. They as mothers know how stressful certain points of the day can be with three kids, and how to turn that stress into something fun.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Ages ago....

Breathe deeply my Autumn child
the golden glow has found you now
Let sister summer rest her sleepy head
while you wake, lazy mist in your skies
Meek are the mornings and days grow mild
Leaves change faces as winds to you bow
Harvest awaits as winter spills her dread
Awake my child, and open your eyes
Breathe deeply my fair lass
Twirl while you sow, dance as you reap
Soon the frost will melt your dreams
Winter is hiding just beyond the hills
She will threaten your realm, make cold winds pass
her ivory veil smoothers and creeps
baring your meadows,
freezing your streams
as her Wrath spreads with her icy chills
Awaken my lovely maid
and make your days count
You are the light before the dark
You, my Autumn Child
Just a piece of work I was very proud of at one time. I miss writing and my art. Granted I wasn't the best or remotely very good. But it made me proud none the less. It was an outlet...something to do on those nights when sleep refused to knock on my window. My pen tablet sits in a box in the hall closet. I tell myself I'm going to get it out and finish those pieces that have waited for me. They sit in a dusty desktop folder..tempting me...But life has gotten more hectic and my list of "must do's" never seems to end. I'm not sure if thats the truth of it or if its really the fact I'm scared that my creativeness is empty.

Menu Monday

In lou of life changes and part of that is new routines and self help rules to make my days/weeks go by smoother, I've decided to post a little something each day. My girls over at Home Ec 101 are wonderful about making and helping with weekly menus. This is something I plan to keep up with as well.

  • Monday- Taco soup
  • Tuesday- Rubens and home fries
  • Wednesday- C.O.R.N (clean out refrig night)
  • Thursday- TURKEY DAY
  • Friday- Left overs
  • Saturday- Take out (kids pick)
  • Sunday- Breakfast night (waffles, bacon and fruit salad)

This is all if plans stay the same. My father is due back in Asheville Wednesday morning. Depending how his health, he may or may not be in surgery that afternoon. If so, Thanksgiving will be delayed until the weekend.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Smartie Pants

We had our Parent & Teacher meetings today. Of course miss Hannah is doing wonderful. Her DRA score is 23 which is VERY good. 10-16 is first grade level and 18-28 is second grade! I was so excited about that. Math, expressive writing, etc was wonderful. So proud of her.

Ryan, was great for him. He needs a lot of work with letter sounds, but we know its because of his speech/language issues that has him behind. He did pretty good on his reading readiness score...he is getting there slowly but surely! He actually really enjoys and does well with Math :) I think this year is going a lot better than expected!

We also had his yearly IEP meeting. They reduced his speech therapy to twice a week. He is doing so well in that area. So now they are just going to focus of language. Set new goals in EC and OT. Sensory issues better. All in all...great news. He still is getting outside ST, Sensory, and PT.

We are starting him in Karate...thinking that may help build confidence and with sensory issues. Hannah is doing Upward Cheerleading and wants to take art lessons. We are looking into that or dance...

Mark is just Mark. LOL...normal toddler. Running and climbing all over the place. He is just so happy go lucky. Nothing can ruin his day.