Tuesday, September 25, 2007

D@mn is NOT a sight word.

OH MY GOD. Have I mentioned yet on here that I'm tired of homework? Well it's not even my homework and I am. Alexis, who is in kindergarten, has so much homework that it's ridiculous. Worksheets, spelling, handwriting, and math. Seriously. Every week there's a homework sheet sent home that looks like something out of a college syllabus. (Ok maybe not but there's a whole lot of stuff on it!) Seriously, I'm waiting on it to say...

Monday:

Discuss the deeper meaning that interactions on the playground have in your day to day life.

Tuesday:

Write a dissertation on where the letter A came from and how it's effected the English language.

Etc.

We spent two hours on homework last night. There is a laminated sheet of 40 words that are "sight" words. The words she should recognize when she sees them. She has to memorize them. I was going down the list with her asking her what the words were and correcting her when she was wrong.

Me: What's this word?
Alexis: Purple
Me: No. It's "me".
Alexis: Ok
Me: What's this word?
Alexis: Purple
Me: No. That's "can".
Alexis: Mom, Can I have a car?
Me: Come on Alexis pay attention. Do your homework. What's this word?
Alexis: Purple
Me: You can't just say purple for everything. I know purple is on the list and you'll be right once but you have to try. That word is "green". What's this word?
Alexis: (In a serious but questioning tone... ) Damn?
Me: No honey. Damn isn't a sight word. *Sigh*

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Princess' Poo Poo and Ditch Water

Two days ago Alexis came home with some ummm marks in her underwear where she hadn't wiped correctly. I was sitting there explaining proper wiping technique to her and Jordan's room is right across the hall. I told her that she had to make sure she got everything off before putting her underwear back on even if it meant *gasp* using more than one handful of toilet paper. Of course before we fussed at her for using half a roll of toilet paper every time she went. So I guess that she's either going to use half a roll of paper each time or not wipe well enough... anyway! Jordan's room is across the hall from the bathroom and she hears the conversation and promptly chimes in, "Alexis is a Princess Poo Poo." which ticked Alexis off to high heaven. I told her that it wasn't nice and she dropped it after about 5 more minutes of torturing her.

Yesterday we got home from meeting with Jordan's physical therapist because her feet are getting worse and worse and I needed to discuss things with her before the orthopedic surgeon decided he wants to do surgery and I have no other options to suggest to him. When we got home I brought Jordan in the house and then turned around and went outside for Brandon. When I turned towards the house I saw that she'd gotten out and was running hell bent for the street. There's only one problem. There's a big ditch between our yard and the street on a big downward slope. Once she gained momentum going down the slope she couldn't stop and SPLASH! Of course it had rained the day before right? She was full of algae and mud, and she was mad at me. Momma I'm all dirty clean my up.

Of course the neighbors were outside, and I got the hysterical giggles. I was laughing so hard I could barely pull the child out of the ditch and I almost dropped Brandon. I giggled my way inside and by this time Jordan was laughing too. I put Brandon in his exersaucer and dumped her unceremoniously into the tub. Where she proceeded to inform me that she is "Princess Ditch Water". Indeed darling you are, but I love you anyway!

Hugs,
Heather

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Random Facts About Me...

7 Random Facts About Moi!
Adriann tagged me and here are the rules: I must post the rules, then list 7 random things about me and then tag 7 others to do the same by leaving them a comment.

My middle name is Joy.
I used to be in the choir in High School.
I can touch my nose with my tongue.
I can whistle really well.
My head hurts right now.
My husband makes me crazy.
I drive red minivan.

If I tag you, you better do it! LOL

Alexis had homework the other day. It said to list two words that start with 'b'. She chose Bubba (her brother's nickname) and butt. A responsible parent would've made her choose other 'b' words. What did I do? Wrote them down and sent them in. LOL

As if I wasn't busy enough I volunteered myself to do the newsletter for Jordan's hippotherapy center. I don't really mind though. Speaking of busy... Whew getting this digital business off of the ground is hard work. I'm constantly designing or doing something.

And talk about a small world. One of my former foster kids is in Jordan's class at school! It's one of the ones that was reunited with her birth mother but IMHO her birth mother was doing everything right. It's so good to see her. She keeps staring at me like "Hi Don't I Know You!" LOL She's a cutie pie for sure.

Oh and Lexie got the Terrific Kid Award this year... That's two years in a row!

Anyway sorry I'm not keeping up too well. Hopefully once things settle down a bit,
Hugs,
Heather

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

A new adventure!

Some of you already know that I've started a new adventure. When brainstorming and trying to come up with a way to pay the mountains of medical bills Brandon's surgery has incurred I came up with trying my hand as a digital designer. Here's a link to my other blog if you want to see what I've got going on... http://miraclesmommadesigns.blogspot.com/ I'm very excited about it and hoping that it works!

I've got a quote to share with you all today that just hit me really deeply the other day when I was reading.

"In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways." Edith Wharton, A Backward Glance

How true that quote is! I find that I am the least stressed out when I go with the flow of all of the changes and problems, remain interested in learning new things, and appreciating the small stuff!

An update on us: Jordan is enjoying school. A whole lot. She's spoiled rotten there. LOL She's been missing being the center of attention with the new baby around and all. I'm so happy she likes school now. She still won't eat though. Alexis is doing much, much better. Praise God for that! I know we will go through good times and bad times with her due to her meds needing to be changed and all. It's just such a relief to be in a good time. She has gymnastics again tonight which she TRULY loves. So I'm excited about that. Ronnie is all excited about the Dale Earnhardt movie being on TV tonight. He's leaving me with Brandon at Lexie's gymnastics and coming home early with Jordan just so he can watch it. Mr. Brandon's belly button is still open. He had another procedure done in the office last Thursday. Please keep him in your prayers. We cannot figure out what's going on and get it to close. =0(

Hugs,
Heather