We’re almost through our 4th week of school and things are going pretty well! Colin has had ALL GREEN DAYS. Amazing. (Hope I’m not jinxing myself!) Robbie’s had a couple of yellow days and so has Ryan, but no major issues at all. And, ho-hum, Robbie got 103 on his first two spelling tests.
103! He’s gotten all of the regular weekly words plus the 3 bonus words each time. Crazy kid!
Colin and Ryan are both reading very well these days, though Colin has trouble reading books due to the ADHD – he gets bored after a few pages and is ready to move on. I’m just glad his skill has increased. Baby steps!
We had family come visit last weekend – Mom, sister, brother, sis-in-law, and our four-legged nieces, Bella & Abby (brother’s dogs). My brother and sister also invited over an old friend of theirs from high school that was in town. That brought the total to 7 adults, 3 kids and 4 dogs. I don’t think our house has ever been so full! But we had a great time – the weather was gorgeous and we had tons of food to eat. I made kabobs and fruit salad, my mom showed up with some bbq and sides from a place near her. I’d just picked up my bountiful baskets order (usual basket plus 8lbs of strawberries!), so the kids were constantly begging for apples, strawberries, etc. Good problem to have!
As the day was winding down and people were helping me clean up, my sister-in-law remarked, “The boys have been really good today. I mean REALLY good. I’m impressed!”
Usually a change in routine turns into temporary insanity for all three of them – not just Colin! This past weekend was different. I don’t know if it was because we were calmer…or because they knew (almost) everyone there…or if it’s just them maturing and growing up a little bit, but we had a great time.
It’s difficult to notice little changes on a daily basis, but when someone points it out to me, I step back and realize how far our kids have come.
Four weeks in and not a single red day at school. That’s pretty awesome. 🙂