Sunday, December 20, 2009

Gifted Classes

Grace scored 100 on the gifted education test!!! The teacher said this is the first time in her four years that she ever had a student get a perfect score!!! Go GRACE!!!!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Get Well Card

Brianna has a cold and said she wished someone would send her a get well card, lol, so Grace made her one! This is what Grace wrote on it (she cracks me up):

Grace "it would be cool if you got better in one second"

Grace " One, You're better now"

Brianna "cough"

Grace "maybe not"

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Lookout Broadway

here comes Brianna!



Brianna's class and one other class got together and did a winter preformance for the parents today and it was SO cute! You could reallly tell that alot of time was put in by both the student and teachers. They sang several songs and recited a few poems but the grand finale was sing Bette Midlers "Wind Beneath my Wings" it's one of my favorites and Brianna just knew I was going to cry. I was pretty sure I would and sure enough as it started the tears got going. Thankfully though Brianna was her normal self and the tears changed to laughter! I won't spoil it but I will say sorry for the nose shots in the end I was caught up in the moment!

Enjoy!

(you can tell when I'm laughing because the camera is moving around!)



video

PS. It's a little clearer on Facebook. I got there and realized the battery on my video camera was dead so I filmed it with with my regular camera.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A day in the life...

Grace got mad and Josh and I, over what I can't even remember. Josh might know but he won't be home until tomorrow so I can't even ask him right now and we all know if I don't post this while I'm thinking about it then it's not going to get done.



Actually since Grace isn't in bed yet tonight it might not get done anyways.



Brianna was in bed but she just got up so this doesn't look like a good sign for how the night is going to go.



Well now I've made Brianna cry. She has a night light in her room. I offered to leave her overhead light on the lowest setting but she declined that option so I closed her door and left. Then she was upset because it's too dark. Um you have a nightlight and the option of the overhead light so pick one of those because the open door is not on the menu, JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER NIGHT OF YOUR FIVE YEARS OF LIFE.



Ok back to the point of this post. So Grace was mad at us and it was bedtime so she goes to her room to go to bed and later Josh goes into check on her and comes out and says to me that I have to go in and look in her closet. This is what I find:



Grace had taken everything off her bed and put it on the floor of her closet and taken everything out of her closet and put it in her room! Hilarious!

This was Sunday night, I think? Then today I was talking to her teacher on the phone and she told me that Grace had told her about sleeping in her closet so we wouldn't be able to find her because she was mad at us! Well she slept there for three nights and we never said anything to her about making her move back to her bed. She also knows that I thought it was funny and had taken her picture. Then tonight she decided to move her stuff back to her bed and tonight is sleeping there. Not sure if she will do that again since it clearly did not get the reaction she was hoping for.

Got to give her credit for trying though.

We just have to stay one step ahead of her.

*And for those concerned that we let her sleep on the tile floor don't worry too much. She's sleeping on top of two fleece sleeping bags, another fleece blanket. Plus she's wearing long sleeve and pants for pjs with socks, then the blanket on top of her is also fleece. Oh and the A/C in our house is set at 78. I'm sure she was fine. LOL

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Pictures!

Two girls getting along.




Say cheese!



School project.


Here is a closer shot of the turkey and the poem to explain why he is dressed like Superman. It was a Thanksgiving project. :)

Brownies.





Daisys.






Still around

We are still here! Things are going good. We have good days and not so good days but over all things are better then they were a couple months ago.

We has a great Thanksgiving, we did a potluck with several neighbors and it was fun. I'm not the best a cooking turkey so it was nice not to have to stress about it. The kids were able to play with friends and a good time was had by all. Grace said the blessing which was very sweet.

2009 is coming to an end very quickly. I think the time has gone by very fast. I read something once " Motherhood: the days are long but the years are short" I think it's so true. Time goes by so fast I'm just trying to enjoy it and not worry about the small things.

I like Grace's new doctor, he really seems to know what he's talking about and spends a lot of time listening to her. He thinks she has OCD along with the ADHD and thinks that explains most of her behaviors. It makes sense the way he explained it to us. He also said that unlike adults as she gets older it should improve which is always nice to hear.

Brianna has been quite the handful lately. We can tell she is tired of all the attention Grace was getting and has stepped up her behavior. We are trying to nip it in the bud and so far it seems to be working.

Josh took the week of Thanksgiving off. It was so nice to have him home for a couple days while the kids were at school! We got some stuff done around the house, not as much as we would have liked but still a little progress is better then none! Plus the girls loved having him at the bus stop when they got home from school.

Both girls are busy with Girl Scouts. They did the preorders for cookies and had fun with that. They were so cute learning what they were going to say to the neighbors. Both sold almost 40 boxes! That's a lot of cookies to hand out in Jan!

I've been making a bunch of cakes lately for my neighbors. I don't like to eat cake but I like to make them. Gives me something to do and it makes me happy to make them for other people when they like them. I'm strange I know. It's the little things, right? I'd like to take a cake decorating class, they they could look prettier too. :)

Ok enough rambling for now I just wanted to post an update on what we were up too around here.