Monday, June 29, 2009

Cannon Ball!

We spent the weekend in Riverview for Erin & Luke's shower. I have lots to share from it, and I'm too tired now to post it. So, here's a small clip of how Will spent most of his weekend to hold you over until the rest of the photos get posted.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sisters, Sisters

There were never such devoted sisters

Never had to have a chaperone "No, sir"
I'm there to keep my eye on her

Every little thing that we are wearing

When a certain gentleman arrived from Rome
She wore the dress and I stayed home

All kinds of weather
We stick together
The same in the rain or sun
Two diff'rent faces
But in tight places
We think and we act as one

Those who've
Seen us
Know that not a thing could come between us

Many men have tried to split us up but no one can
Lord help the mister
Who comes between me and my sister
And Lord help the sister
Who comes between me and my man

**From the movie White Christmas**

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Last Week of Kindergarten!

This has been two crazy weeks and I've got one more to go! Last week was a little vacation (Monday and Tuesday) and then lots of doctor appointments and so on which meant I was not at home or in the office much at all. This week, we're shooting for the 2010 season of Your Southern Garden. We've been in Gainesville most of the week, but it's been VERY long days. Saturday, I leave for a conference in Des Moines until Wednesday. This time of year is always really busy for me, but this year is especially busy!

Tomorrow is the last day of kindergarten for Will. He's had a great year and a great teacher. However, we've been discussing retaining him for another year of kindergarten since March or so. He's been with a tutor for the last two months and last week we were finally able to get him tested with an educational psychologist (thanks dad!). He came back as gifted dyslexic which means he's very, very smart, but also going to have to work hard. We met with the school today and he's made so much progress in the last six weeks that he's going to be promoted on to first grade! Over the summer, he's going to meet with a good friend of mine who is a speech and language therapist. Will has a few minor speech things that once he works through should help him with his reading. Tara has also worked with dyslexic children so she should be able to implement some good strategies with him. The psychologist also suspects that he has ADHD, but we'll need to talk with a pediatrician for a further diagnosis there. So, while everyone else is on break for the summer, Will is going to be in reading/speech therapy twice a week minimum and getting extra homework from his kindergarten teacher. He hopefully should be caught up with his reading skills by the time first grade starts. We're very excited to see him move on. He has three great friends (Chance, Dalton, and Coy) and, while they get in a lot of rascally trouble, they are also all wonderful little boys. We're very happy to see Will get to move with them.

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