Saturday, February 28, 2009

School stuff with kids

The things that I can count on is now that the school is 1/2 way done I'm spending more time in the classes or at the schools than I did when I was in school. If I'm in Aaron's class helping with math then I'm driving to and from High school for Kira sometimes 3 times a day. Then it's off to the jr. high to get Elijah or drop him off. Poor Noah and Isabelle they don't want to go anymore. They are tired of it. I told them it would only be for a little while longer.
Kira has a mock trial the rest of this week and is going to state in debate. She is kinda of excited about it they only thing that isn't so great is that she will miss some time with her father. This week is also her birthday. She will be 15 and wants to be driving. I don't know what's scarier her driving or her turning 15. The combination is not calming. I can't complain she is turning into a great young lady. Somewhere Terry and I did okay. Now I have to find the patience to go driving with her. I'm making Terry be the first one to take her on the road. I also want to tape it so that they both can enjoy later. Maybe I'll be putting it on You tube. We'll see how this all works. It should be interesting. It will also be a test on how well Terry will be as a teacher of driving. We'll see how cool he has. Aaron is afraid very afraid. Though now he wants lesson in case of an emergency. He has a whole scenario planned out. I get knocked out Kira is badly wounded. Elijah can't drive for some reason. So he has to come and save the day. He needs to know how to drive. He won't be able to reach the pedal and see over the steering wheel. I pointed that out to him. He said he didn't think about that part.
Aaron is going to state in his science fair project. He is so excited. He won 1st place at his school and won third at district but at least he is going to state. I hope that he does well.
Elijah is doing better in school. (at least for this week) I can only hope for one thing at a time. So all is well here for a while. It's the weekend and everybody doesn't want to do anything. Isabelle has decided that she wants to be in charge. She has taken control of the whole house hold. Now she is relaxing in the bath. She does know how to boss Kira around. It is kinda of cute watching her boss Kira around. She yells at Elijah and tells him what to do. She whines to Aaron and she really doesn't even try to boss Noah. If she needs Noah to do something either asks,whine, or yells. Whatever she needs to get the job done.
I still won't be getting the house clean and we won't be able to do much when it's all said and done. Terry is coming back on his birthday yeah us. We get to go down there in a couple of weeks. Gotta go now.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Crazy Things Kids say

When you have kids you can always count on them saying the funniest, craziest, zaniest and almost always not the most appropriate things. I wish I had written all the things my older ones had said when they were younger. I remember once at a drive thru it was taking a little longer then we wanted it to and because Terry had been complaining when it was finally our turn to receive our food Aaron said to the person "What did you have to kill the cow!" Not funny at the time but now it is. Well the persons that come up with the best sayings now most of the time is Noah and Isabelle. When Noah was younger and learning to be potty trained when ever he had to go to the bathroom and had to go poops he would scream from where ever he was as he was running to get to the bathroom "My butts working!! My butts working!!!" Now he says things like "Mom, I just pooped crap." Well, I decided to change the brand of toilet paper the kids are using because they go through it so fast. Well Noah asked me if it was as soft as the other. I told him I didn't know. Then he told me " Well, Mom I don't know if I can use that kind because it will make my butt scratchy." I have no idea what that means but I think it's cute anyway.
Recently Isabelle hasn't been able to sleep through the night. It is so cute when she wakes up and come into my room with all her hair going every where. She asks if she can sleep in bed with me I ask her why. Her reply is " I can't sleep in my room in my bed because I'm afraid of heights." I don't know where she got that from. She doesn't sleep in a bunk bed or anything. It's amazing how we forget these little things. Noah had gotten a watch for Christmas and was looking at it. His Aunt Dona was by him he looked at her and at the watch and told her that it was time for her to leave. I think that was when he was 3. What a corker. Isabelle when she was 2 she was just learning how to speak. She answered to Princess. We asked her if Kira her older sister was a princess also. She said "No just me." I'm hoping that I can keep this up so that I can remember and have laughs when I'm sad. I know I can count on it making me happy.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Grades and Kissess

Not a lot has happened in the last month. The things I can always count on is getting sick when you least want it. Then again I don't know when getting sick is good. Okay when your younger if you have a test or something you don't want to then getting sick is good. As a mom there is no sick leave. Nobody tells you that when you are going up. I mean you don't really think about it. I guess you always knew it the back of your head. So I'm telling you guys right now that Moms don't get sick days or sick leave. Well maybe you will get a couple of hours but most likely it's just going to be minutes. Well almost everybody in my family has been sick. Kira got strep and didn't tell anybody until we had to take her to the doctor. She probably infected a lot of her friends. Luckily none of us got it. I don't know if that was lucky actually. We got a really great cold instead. At least she could take antibiotics. We just have to suffer. As you can guess I have been sick this weekend. I felt bad for the kids because I couldn't take care of them like I wanted. Isabelle keep saying Mommy you feel good. Then she put her hand on my head and said you'll feel better in a minute. It was so cute. Unfortunately I didn't get better in a minute.
Good thing I have great older kids. They took the younger ones out to play. Kira and Elijah were gone for most of the day on Saturday. Aaron got to play with Noah and Isabelle until they came home. Noah and Isabelle were glad to see them.
I think what did me in was going to Elijah's parent teacher conference. He isn't doing too well in 3 of 7 classes. The reason is not that he can't do the work or that he didn't do it. It's that he isn't turning it in. It's sitting in his backpack or at the bottom of his locker or on his bedroom floor. He is getting a C in math because he didn't turn in his work. At least he is turning in some of it or he would be getting a F. He knows the math because his test scores show it. I was so mad that my immune system was down and WHAM O I got a bad or fabulous cold. That will teach me to be mad at my child. Now I just have to find a way to motivate him and everything will be okay.
Noah has been giving me kisses for my cold telling me that it will make me feel better. It does make me feel better. Isabelle has me calling her my talking baby. That her name for herself my talking baby. So when I'm sick I can call her Isabelle but when I'm better I have to call her my talking baby. How weird is that. This is something that is cute but kinda of weird because since Terry has been gone we have been using the computer to talk to him so that we can feel closer to him via web cam. So now Noah and Isabelle open up the computer and say Hi Daddy. When he's not in there they wonder where he's at. Funny huh. Well my medicine if finally wearing off so I can go to sleep. Will write more later.

Grades and Sickness

Okay it's been a little more than a month since the last time I wrote. I'm trying to keep up. A lot has happened but then again it's been a month. There are always thing that I can count on. One is that things hardly ever go as planned. Valentines Day was a bummer this year. I didn't get to spend it with my honey. Sad but true. He was in Virgina. The kids had fun. Aaron made me a really sweet card. Another thing you can count on is you will get sick at the wrong time. It seems like someone or another has been sick for almost the last month. I have been sick for the last two days. It isn't how I want to spend the weekend. I feel bad for the kids.

Kira and Aaron have been great at helping out. Elijah was good at helping once he got back from camp. I have some really great kids. Now all I have to do is get Elijah to do his homework and hand it in. He's going to kill me with school. He does the work but doesn't turn it in. In math he knows how to do it because his tests scores are fine. It's just bringing his grade down not turning his work in. I just don't know what to do to motivate him. I'm counting on finding the motivating factor hopefully sooner than later.

Aaron is going to district on his science project. He is very excited about it.

Kira had a region debate tornament this weekend. She doesn't think that she made it to state. I'm kinda sad for her. She will find out on Monday. I hope that she made it.