Sunday, September 21, 2008

Finally! I got back to church!

I actually got to go to church today. I haven't been in months. Seriously. It got to the place where it was too much of a battle with Tommy.

I felt like I've been gone for years. It was like half the babies that were newborns the last time I was there are walking.

I was determined to go because Cole was performing with Da' Blaze Youth Choir. We are very blessed to have a great youth choir director who (IMO) should get a medal for dealing with ten kids going through various stages of puberty. Not only does she do that, she teaches them some great singing and routines. Cole loves it. He is a born performer. I'm going to try and get some pics up soon.

Next week we only have one appointment. YEAH! Matthew does have his TEACCH group but it's in the afternoon and I'll be at a two day conference at TEACCH Tues and Wed. (Wow, two days of interacting with adults!)

I'm also waiting to hear back from the state on my appeal. All the testing is done. The bonus in this is that I don't have to administer a test this year. They had a Woodcock Johnson done. I used a CAT-5 last year and this is a new year.

The weather is getting nice and cool and that is going to mean lots of field trips. We have a ton of historical sites around here that are free. I think the boys will like that.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Running, running, running

I hate having to get new evaluations every three years. There's always one more test and a zillion appointments that are hard to manage with no childcare.

Next week is better. I'm going to a two day course on teaching kids on the spectrum and there's only one appointment.

We've switched to US and local history and I'm putting it together as I go. We've been pretty hit and miss with school due to all these appointments and I'm ready to get back on track.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Bad news and more bad news...

Well, the boys services have been cut - again. And there is nothing I can do about it.

I've written, called, protested, appealed. Bottom line is that the state does not want to give the local agency more money to lose. I don't blame the state for that. However why don't they remove this agency and get a competent one in there?

Two, Cole's dental surgery seemed to go well but now he's spiked a fever and the antibiotic is taking awhile to kick it. He's on edge and so am I.

Three, a hurricane is headed this way. Oh joy. My husband scared himself nearly to death replacing shingles last weekend. Goodbye shingles, hello wet roof. Not to mention the pool in the backyard.

On the plus side I found that doing notebooking and lapbooking is a much easier way to teach the boys. The lessons are smaller, hands on and the information seems to stick better.