Monday, August 16, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
My grandfathers passing allowed Blake some time off of work and I wanted to go north as soon as we could. We left Thursday and made the quick 6 1/2 hour drive. It is an easy drive straight up 65 and change to another interstate in Louisville. Not hard at all. I drove up for 4 1/2 hours and Blake finished the rest up. Bryce didn't sleep the whole way up. Not at all! We were flabbergasted, to say the least. And that boy's mouth runs the entire way. He is hilarious. Steven is at the age where he puts on headphones and passes out. Can't say I blame him. That's what I would do but I keep Blake company. We were able to go to the Cincinnati Zoo on Friday and it is spectacular.
The boys were up early ready to go. They had no problem making themselves at home. Bryce believes that he should live there too.
Erin stayed with us on Thursday night and got up to go to the zoo too. Bryce was very happy about that!
He was a riot on the way over. There are some smokestacks that is along this highway leading to Cincinnati and I remember it from as long as I can remember and now he will too!
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Saturday, August 7, 2010
He does have issues taking tests. Especially timed ones, like the standardized versions. I remember tons of people who had a hard time with that though in school. He missed one area of his testing by 3 points. 3 people! That was like 1 answer. He is a slower reader than me and probably some other people. However, he can read. The school is wanting us to make him quit band and put him in a reading initiative program. That is great but he did these classes last year one day a week during band and it didn't make his score any better than the last. He always freaks out with tests that are timed. His semester grades are not bad, he is an A/B/C student. I did not allow them to take him out of band completely! He likes band and enjoys playing the drums. I also believe that a musical education is just as important as coursework. There are many people I know who use music as their jobs. So, Steven will be on lockdown with studies this year and hopefully he will absorb these study habits so he will make it one day on his own.
I did talk to Steven about this and he really doesn't want to drop band. Yet, this is a make or break year and he must do better or he has a list of threats that he knows that me and his daddy are not afraid of….
at 7:40 PM
Friday, August 6, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
One weekend, we loaded up and went to a carnival that has been going on for over 50 years for kids. It was so wonderful. My brother in law and his family came and Bronson and Bryce were super excited.
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010
I was making a quick run tonight to pick up some meat. We were going to eat luxuriously this evening and have some good ol' hamburger helper. After I burn some of it for not using a large enough pan, which just so happened to be when my sister and her hubs were standing in my kitchen! Yes, I know, SCORE! Anyway, way too fast! Ok, so I was at the grocery store waiting in line to check out. I had passed an employee on the way to the line and noticed after I was in line that she was in the line next to me. When I had passed her, I thought that she was on duty and restocking...that would explain the amount of food in her cart that was all the same. She had stacks of pizzas, lunchables, and other such. Then I spied a handful of coupons in her hands. These were not just your printables or anything, they were actual ones that you pull off in the grocery store. This irks me beyond belief. I so wanted to say something. See, our publix is horrible about not having anything in stock when it is on sale. Now I know why. If you do coupon remember that coupons are for all and it is completely inconsiderate to take a stack full of coupons and clean out a grocery store. Number 2: It is super inconsiderate to take the coupons that your workplace puts out in massive amounts. Truly, think about it...it can sometimes be considered stealing!
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