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bad blogger update.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

I’ve been terrible about keeping up with the blog!  UGH.  Here’s what’s going on with the fam…

Amanda.

Settling in at OU.  Getting adjusted to sharing a tiny dorm room with another person and a bathroom with three other girls (one of whom likes to spend the entire morning doing her makeup in the ONE bathroom and two put their nasty food trash in the bathroom trashcan).  She spent Saturday with us at home.  We shopped for shorts and a printer… and snacks.  She wanted to stay home and loved her newly decorated (smaller) room.  It was nice to spend the day with her.  Some texts I recieved from her last week:  “I think I’m joining the rowing team;” “I joined the pre-med club lol.”  I miss her.  Tonight I keep thinking I hear her come in and when I hear the fridge door open and close I expect to hear her say hello mah.  🙁

 

Bailey.

Getting adjusted to high school.  He is loving drama class which is a big surprise to both of us.  He is driving a lot with his driver’s permit.  He is learning quickly and my brother Mike has enjoyed taking him out on the weekends to drive.  They took a break Sunday afternoon and went to the driving range for a while.  He has been really focused on keeping up with school work because he knows the only way to avoid paying his insurance (when turning 16) is to have straight A’s.  That’s the rule.  Such a good boy.  We went to ortho appt. yesterday and are trying to decide what to do.

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Emelia.

Got all her hair chopped off today.  I just took her to a random salon because when Emelia is fixated on something she doesn’t stop until it is achieved.  So it is done.  We lucked out with a very precise thorough stylist.  She washed her long crazy hair, then spent about thirty minutes untangling the mess of long hair, cut and thinned her hair, dried and then straightenend it.  (I have to put in at this point that this was a very pretty/nice salon)… I was impressed with the finished product, emelia loves it.  I was more impressed when she said the price was $10.  $10? Yikes!  After watching her attention to details on em’s hair I asked her to wax my eyebrows knowing she would be good at that too.  I have a new brow girl! yay!  (don’t worry I tipped her nicely.)  Emelia is also adjusting to middle school and has been a social butterfly!

Isabelle.

Wow.  So many good reports for Iz this year from school.  Today specifically she worked on math and Melanie reported that she did really well with simple addition problems using her yes/no communicating.  She was also very verbal from the time she woke up.  She called out and I asked if she was ready to get up and she said something that sounded like, “let’s go.”  She rode the bike at school and pedaled!  Camilla said she worked really hard and speaking of Camilla, Margaret said Izzy tried really hard to say her name when looking at her picture in speech therapy.  They are feeding her lunch at school and she is doing really good.  It is a relief to take her and not worry about rushing home to feed her.  They truly are the best group of teachers/therapists ever!  I heart them.

my four graduates…

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Senior graduate & Valedictorian Amanda!

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9th grade graduate Bailey!

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Elementary graduate Emelia!

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Kindergarten graduate Isabelle!

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So Summer begins.  Tomorrow.