Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Staying on Green

I can not believe that it is October already, but here it is, ushering in Fall and summoning Thanksgiving and Christmas before I am ready for them to be here.

The kiddos are in the second month of school and doing pretty well.

Cody seems to be doing alright in school, although he still seems to be have a hard time with math and English. He likes his math teacher enough to stay after school and stay on top of his grades, but he is not very fond of his English teacher. He would rather be failing a class than stay for help.

He is playing football for a community team and enjoyed a win this weekend. The team is currently 1-2. He was starting quarterback for the first two games, but played linebacker on Sunday. He really enjoyed playing linebacker and was glad his team won. I think he will be ready to play on the HS school next year, if he chooses to try out again.

Kari loves school. She was Student of the Month for September and has not moved from "green" since the first day of school. Being on green means listening to the teacher, doing schoolwork and being a good student and friend. She even made the newsletter for S of the M.

She is getting ready to sign up for Upward Cheerleading. She will be cheering with her best friend, Amberly. They will be cheering for Upward basketball teams and we tried to get Noah to agree to sign up, but he is not interesting in playing basketball. Kari is already practicing cheers she makes up on her own and can't wait to have pom pons.

Noah is doing well in Kindergarten and loves his teacher. Although, he gives me a hard time several mornings a week when it is time to get ready to go to school. Once he gets to the school, though, he goes into the classroom with nary a glance back at me or Rick. He folds Blankie up every day and puts him in his backpack, but doesn't take him out at all during the school day.

It is so neat to see him writing letters, spelling and reading sight words and doing simple math concepts. He loves writing the books we read in the evenings on his reading chart. He has also been on "green" every day but once in September. Seems he likes to talk as much as his father and is very chatty in school.

Devin is back in MD and starting a new job on Monday. Things didn't work out in CO, so she decided to come home. We are glad she is back and know that she is going to do great things here. She will be starting college in the spring and working with the teens at LHC in a few weeks. She is also very busy with local Christian bands and a few college aged Bible studies.

Josh is preparing for a few life changes that I will share soon, but want to make sure things are in place before I do.

As for all of the children, prayers for them and our family is always appreciated.

I wish I had some pictures to add to this post, but you may remember that I broke our camera last 4th of July. We were borrowing my parents' camera when it was available and borrowed it for the circus we attended on Labor Day. But, somehow it is now missing and has been since that evening. We have looked everywhere, except at the circus since it was a traveling tent circus and had already packed up and moved on when we realized it was missing. I was sure I brought it home, even remember deleting and editing pictures in the van on the way home, but it is no one in the house or the van or anywhere. So frustrating since we have not be able to replace it for my parents yet.

Anyway, on that note, I will go get the kiddos' their bedtime snack and get them into bed soon. Bedtimes are much easier now that school is in session - the kiddos are pretty tired out from all the education they are receiving.

Next update I will fill you in on what's going on with Rick and me. One of us is living one of their dreams and one of us is ending a chapter of their lives that was pretty hot.

Check back soon.....

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