I wanted to give a quick shout out to Mayse. I love you buddy and I am so proud of you! Let me start at the beginning. Last year I went in and met with Maysen's teacher for Parent/Teacher conference. I was told that he was falling behind in Reading and Math. This is after two years of tutoring at four hours a week which was a hard task to complete in itself with the time demand and schedules. I felt I could not win and was at my wits end. It was brought up to me as a possibility that he may end up in resource. I knew that there had to be something wrong and his 3rd Grade teacher had already worked wonders to figure out that he had a non traditional way of learning and tried to nurture that but all in all... he couldn't have her for the rest of his life so something had to be done. At that point, I decided that maybe a charter school was the way for me to go with my children so I put in for the lottery at Ranches Academy and my kids ended up getting in. Logan had to wait a couple months but Maysen got in right away. He never seemed to have problems with his homework and was bringing home good grades but I didn't realize the difference the school had made for him until I ran into his math teacher in the hall one day while Maysen was with me. She came up to Maysen and said, "How is my math whiz?" I thought she was just being positive until she then began to tell me that he was one of the smartest in his math level and she was moving him up to a 5th grade math level and that he sometimes helps tutor the other kids in the class. I was in complete shock. My Maysen? The Maysen I was told needed to possibly be in resource for Math? WOW!! He loves his new school and I love his new school. The education there is AMAZING!!! It has made a world of difference for Maysen and his self-esteem. He has made many great friends! A shout out to The Ranches Academy and to Maysen. Maysen is student of the month for his class this month. They display pictures of them in the classroom all month! Way to Go Mayse! I love you and I am so proud of you!!!
01/17/10- Today Logan came upstairs hysterically crying saying... I think I broke my bones.. I think I broke my bones. When I looked at his finger it was bent funny and really bruised. I asked him what happened and he told me he was lifing the weights downstairs. I thought it was just a 10 pound dumbell but no... it was the benchpress which was 65 pounds and it had fallen back and smashed his finger. I asked him to calm down and he said... "but I broke my bones and I don't want to go to heaven." My heart melted and tears were brought to my eyes. He was so scared and thought he was going to heaven. After I calmed him down and was figured out it was just smashed and bruised and not broken... he said, "I don't want to miss drum lessons (which he absolutely loves). He also said, "Crap, now I am going to write like freakin Crap cause my finger is ruined, Mom... do I have to miss school for a couple years?" He is so cute. Later on, I asked him if he wanted some Tylenol and he said, "Sure I guess.. if you want me to." It was like he was taking it for my benefit and he didn't really think he needed it but he was doing it to put his mom's heart at ease. It then dawned on me that he was attempting to life a 65 pound bar bell and he weighs 50lbs. I turned to Logan and asked....."Wait... did you lift it?" He answered with a yes! Wow..... what a tough little stink but please please please, never ever do that again!
11/13/08- Today I got the scout book out to look at what we were going to do for Scouts and Trey goes," Oh mom, do we have Scouts today?" I laughed because he is only 2. Then later that day during scouts, he came running up to me and says, "Mom, I love Scouts!"
10/07/08- Okay so Trey is starting to come into his own. He wanted to watch the robot backyardigans this morning so he said, "Mom, I want to watch robob and.... we are not going to the store today." Okay I guess he now thinks he is the boss.
10/6/08- Today Trey did the funniest thing. I don't even think he knows what he was saying but he wanted to play on the computer and I was trying to explain that he is too little to do it without mommy's help. He started arguing with me and said, "Mom, quit trippin!" Where did he learn that?
10/3/2008- Today Logan was playing with Mr. Potato Head and he came up to Brad and had stuck his hand through the back of it and was twisting it's eyes and says, "Daddy, look at Mr. Potato Head, Doesn't he look mysterious."
07/23/2008- Today we were driving on the freeway and Logan saw a red semi truck. He started saying," guys, guys, look at that red truck." We were all wondering what was so great about the semi truck and then he said,"It's freaking Optimus Prime."
07/19/2008- A couple of days ago, I went to renew my drivers license. I had Trey with me. We were waiting for our number to be called and I thought I smelled that Trey was stinky. I turned his head and whispered in his ear, "Trey,, are you stinky?" He said No. A minute later, Trey turns my head, and whipsers in my ear, "Mommy, are you stinky?"
07/19/2008- A few weeks ago, my friend Kelly was here and I was changing Trey's diaper. He was stinky. Just as I was done fastening up the diaper, Kelly goes," Trey, what is my name?" He points to her and says,"Poop!?
06/23/2008- Okay so I know most of these are about Logan, but he just runs his mouth the most. Today it started raining and Logan needed a hoodie. He asked me where one was and I told him. A couple minutes later he started crying because he could only find a regular sweatshirt. I asked him what was wrong and he said, this sweatshirt doesn't have a roof on it.
06/04/2008- Meg and Tay this one is just for you. Today Logan was in the bathroom going potty(I had to be in there with him because he is still scared of the toilet ever since the Old Faithful incident) and he was sitting there and he turns to me and says,"Mom, it is hard to go poop." No Joke that is what he said word for word.
05/30/2008- When the officer got here to break into my car, Logan says,"Mom, I need to ask you a secret." I leaned down, and he said, "How did the police get here, did you dial 8899?" It's good to know I can count on Logan in an emergency. I guess we better work on the numbers a little more.
05/21/08- This morning Trey came and climbed in our bed and I was squeezing him to give him a big hug. Right after I got done hugging him, he looked at me and smiled and said" I Fart."
05/21/2008- Today Logan ran in from outside and was so excited he couldn't even get the words out to tell us. Finally, he said," Mom...Dad... Roxy is so Lucky." Brad and looked at each other with eyebrows raised and then asked him why. He then proceeded to tell us, "Because shers a Leperachaun." Okay Loges whatever.
05/05/08- Today Logan noticed that Roxy was outside while the sprinklers were on and he goes," Mom, is Roxy outside while the sprinklers are on?" I replied with a yes. He then said," Oh well, Its just like a dog wash anyway"?
05/05/08- Today I was getting in the shower and Logan came in right when I was getting undressed. He looked at my chest and said," Mom, those two things are getting big, no seriously mom, they are huge."
04/23/2008- Today Logan asked me, "Mom, Where did you get me?" I answered, "From Heavenly Father". He said, "Oh."
04/06- Today I started singing Who let the Dogs out, who who who and Trey started singing who who goggie. who who goggie.
03/27- Logan was watching Dora this morning and there was a talking bush on there. Logan turned to me with an inquisitive look and said, "What... a talking bush?" A couple of minutes later, he turned to me again, and said," Ooooohhhh, its not a talking bush, its an echoing bush," like that makes it so much more normal.
03/15- Tonight Logan was telling us all what he learned at school. He said, "Red blood goes up and Blue blood goes down", referring to the blood stream in your body going through the arterial system to become oxygenated. When he said it, Brad goes, "What the crap is blue blood?", and Maysen responds by saying, "Dad, why don't you go check out a book or something."
03/13- So today, my little Trey, two years old, figured out how to play baseball on the Wii. How cute is that? He doesn't watch his two brothers does he? Anyway, he was pitching and the batter hit the ball and someone caught it and out his mouth, we hear, "Oh my gosh." He was actually bugged. I wonder where he gets his competitive attitude?