all of the sudden. And when he gets his hair cut he’ll look even older (that always happens). Wonder if I should get his hair cut like we used to do Chris’s (will have to post that look, the bowl cut that was so cute on him!).
We are enjoying the summer as much as possible without going nuts Chris just started school today and I think he had fun. It was a new school for him. They said he liked the water play. He always does!
Colleen is getting a lot of outdoor time with swimming with friends and her boating class.
The summer is really kinda going fast….
One more week until Ryan starts school! I’ll be working more then – I’ve taken a few weeks off.
I feel remiss that I didn’t take more pictures! I did take a lot of video! By next year our video camera should be digital (we’re saving for one!) so by then that shouldn’t be a problem.
Anyway – we had a very nice gathering at Mama’s and Papa’s, and delicious food and wonderful company. Colleen got very nice gifts and we shared yummy hot dogs, barbecue pork, salads, and cake and other yummies! It was a rainy day so we visited inside.
Thank you all that came and made it a wonderful 13 for Colleen!
Not to confuse anyone – I also uploaded her 12th birthday picture as they were not on here (I started this site right after her birthday last year, like in August or so). So they actually appear first on the list unless I’ve changed their order by then…. To see the 13th birthday pictures just click on that set. [I’m trying to add everything to sets now].
Ryan went to a baseball game and did great! He went with Papa and Dad. We also visited his new school, and went to an outing with Chris’s school mates. And Ryan went to a birthday party, and so did Colleen. I tried to put some of these pictures in sets to make it less confusing and more organized – lots of work to do!!
Today was Chris’s last day of school. Unbelievable. He is now a 10th grader!
More soon —
Ahhh, another work break. I had had one briefly before then worked another week. Now I’ve been off since Thurs. morning and am only working Tues/Thurs. morning this week.
The kids are doing okay – Colleen had a book report due this weekend and she DID do it though I don’t think she completely finished it, OR the book. She was supposed to review math equations with me but unfortunately I feel asleep on the couch with Ryan downstairs so kinda missed my chance. She was very busy this weekend and tired out with a water safety course she’s taking that will go into the summer. I think it’s important for her to have some rewarding summer activities but I wish they wouldn’t start the major portion of the training during the SCHOOL year- GRUMP!!
Ryan is making a lot of gains – he writes his name! – but I am so tired of cleaning up where he can’t get to the bathroom. He IS pee trained Thank Goodness! It’s just i’m so tired of finding poop on the wall or on the floor. I got up this morning half asleep and went to the couch to get my glasses and stepped in it YUCK! We keep telling him where the poop goes but he is not listening. I know it will happen – the pee training happened- but this is just getting gross.
Chris is staying up all night more often for some reason – I think it’s spring allergies. He did the same thing last spring. he’s totally switched over to Abilify now from Geodon and seems okay with it. He’s just very congested. He is still taking Loratadine (generic Claritin) and sometimes I give him Sudafed in the morning.
It is hard for us to bear all these things lately; Rog had a meltdown today when Chris dumped ANOTHER bottle of dish soap down the shower drain. We buy 2-3 bottles a week because he finds them all the time where we hide them. He had to run downstairs and be alone for a like an hour – he lost his temper totally. He dumped all my shampoo last night when he stayed up all night. We hope he sleeps tonight -I am very tired and would probably be asleep on the desk right now if it weren’t for my falling asleep downstairs for about 20 minutes a while ago.
On to some surveys, then a web site I am making for someone that I want to finish by tomorrow 🙂
Surveys from Angela/Heather
Just got Colleen’s class pictures back today – think she looks gorgeous but she didn’t like them. I also posted last year’s picture – can’t believe how our little girl is growing up! Click on picture to see her old picture(s) too (I’ll try and post more than just last year’s soon)
Colleen just drew this awesome picture of a wolf. She’s getting more talented all the time!
I just think she’s incredibly talented at all art, and this is her example of her art she makes with the mouse – I know I can’t do that…..
I can’t believe how grown up she is!
I see LJ has a new photo site – I didn’t figure it out yet. Anybody done “scrapbook” yet? One of the new perks of this new Sponsored membership I have, but no time to figure it, so I’ll stick to Photobucket for now 😉
Hard to believe, she turned 12 yesterday. We had a birthday party for her. I was going to describe the whole day but now am too tired- it’s 11:00 and finally my kids are asleep and I think I’m going to hit the hay too! But maybe I can post tomorrow.
Thank you all for continuing to post to me. Check out my new background – it had been a while since I switched!