Saturday, September 29, 2007
Hope my next "Doyle" update will be Doyle X 5 !!
Friday, September 28, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
This is going to be my first attempt to load multiple photos, so bear with me if the typed message ends up crazy!
First of all, Brennan and I were in the car the other night, actually driving WAY out on Auburn to take my husband gas, because yes he was test driving a car and it SURELY ran out of gas!! I was so excited that Brennan wanted to go with because I haven't seen him much lately. School has been quite overwhelming for him which means he sleeps most of the time that I'm home. (More on that later) So, as we pull out of the driveway Brennan says, "Look Mom, God's Glory...Nice work God!" As my children have grown I have tried to teach them to appreciate the beauty of nature and the magnificent works that God creates for our enjoyment. So, there out of the front seat comes a result from my years of teaching an often inattentive and restless boy. (Good to know it wasn't all for naught :)) Luckily I had my camera with me and could capture it to share. So we
Monday, September 24, 2007
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Tuesday, September 18, 2007
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Sunday, September 16, 2007
Anyway, the real gist of this post is my crazy husband! Stephanie went to her first UB (Upward Bound) mini conference yesterday. None of us knew what to expect or what to do there. Kevin dropped her off and then stalked her a while through the window to see what went on there. (It's all OK Daddy, really) Anyway, they talked about health and relaxation and did Tai Chi and meditation which Stephanie really loved. I'm not sure how to spell Tai Chi, but my daughter is doing it! I digress (again) So, Kevin was talking to her in the car last night about what friends she has there and blah di blah and he was asking her why she didn't interact much and sat off to the side like a BAR FLY!!!! Ummmmmmm, after I quit laughing hysterically I said
I have to leave for Shana's wedding shower in 2 1/2 hours and still have to cook the food and make the game prizes. Probably should get on that.
Food for thought...No body is at the Walmart at 6:30 Sunday morning...I was there today and that is for sure my new grocery shopping time.
Until next time...
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
These photos are my little friends Jason and Zoe. Mostly I just thought these were beautiful photos of beautiful children and the love they share as twins. It is such a wonderful relationship to watch.
And of course, the cutest chubbiest baby ever, with all of her new teeth. Gotta love her!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
Thursday, September 6, 2007
New Topic: The children's life at school. (Thought I'd forewarn you of a topic change...my husband always appreciates it, thought you might too.) Kristina is enjoying 6th grade, although she is convinced that her math teacher is not very smart and has requested that I call to change her to a new math class complete with a competent teacher. (Although she wants to be a teacher when she grows up, perhaps she should consider being a principal since she is already well versed at teacher evaluation!) I should mention that she requested I call the school to change her teacher but also requested that I not tell them her name. I haven't quite determined how I'm going to accomplish changing her class anonymously, but time will tell I guess. She also started band yesterday, with her trombone...and earned the spot of 1st chair, since evidently she is quite the talented trombone player. I guess sitting through lessons every Tuesday all summer long was worth it! She was a bit surprised that she was the only girl trombone player :D....hmmmmmmm.
Brennan is doing well with his school work, but is the constant target of harassment at school. When making a collage of himself, he cut out the sad circle from the Prozac ad in the magazine. You know, the one with the dark cloud over his head? He told me that's how he feels at school.
:( Sooooooooo.....being the ferocious mama that I am, I surely was on the phone bright and early this morning to his counselor seeking a remedy for that situation. It appears that no teachers have taken the time to read his IEP. Although he has bonded with his Social Studies teacher it appears, so one out of six is a start. He was home sick Tuesday and missed the making of the Yo Yo in wood shop, which was a big disappointment and seems to be a big motivator to forgo missing any more days of school!
Stephanie, well she has hours of homework every night but is taking it all in stride. She is in all advanced placement classes this year. There is a lot to keep up with in High school, and she missed the try outs for the Voices Choir. So, table that idea till next year and learn to listen more closely to the announcements. Since the start of school was delayed by the teacher strike, it seems that we've all started in a whirlwind and are trying to catch up. Stephanie starts driver's ed in 2 weeks. I'll be working most nights which leaves her dad to take her. :D I am anticipating more gray hair for him, and none for me! Think of the savings at the beauty shop....what will I spend that on!? Oh yes, new school shoes....will their feet every quite growing?
As the above mentioned schedule stated this is Thursday, which means there is about 3 days of homework to do all crammed into one so I better get started!