|Alex rolls a little easier with our changes.|
Alex was a little easier to convince...he was even pretty easy going about it...he said "mom dad where ever you are that is where home is" a pretty grown up statement from an eight year old. Of course he had just had the hardest school year of his school career yet and was ready to get the heck outta town. He really struggles with school sometimes and could really give or take being in the school setting for the most part. He has asked me to home school him several times...I don't feel like I am cut out to be that kind of mom however, We did get so much accomplished with him and much of it was not at the school request or involvement last year. It was with counseling and hard work. We learned a great deal about Alex in a short period of time and he is an amazing little guy.
Ready to be a Wildcat!
Alex has also had some great thing in his first week of school. He loves his new teacher...I have to admit I am quite liking her as well. She sends an email every day telling us what they have done at school and what they should be doing that evening. This is so nice...since my son has a tends to tell me another story entirely every night. He also has one of the neighbor boys in his class and that has made the transition from home to school much easier I think. He seems to be settling in quite well.
The not so good...Both kids have trouble getting up in the morning...one way more than the other...we have way early bed times...my husband thinks it is too early but if these kids go to bed any later I am going to have to drive them across town myself to get them there on time. Alex needs a lot of rest...or I should say a lot of time in his room to unwind or he just doensn't get the rest he needs...Catie would probably be ok if she would just get up when her alarm went off...Mom is not the alarm.
Rusty misses the kids...we tried very hard to get a puppy over the summer some of you will remember the cute pictures of Catie and Alex holding a sweet little pointer mix puppy. Well we never got to bring her home...she had and still has a really stubborn case of giardia a parasite and we couldn't bring her home until she cleared it. After weeks and weeks of waiting we felt that we wanted to talk to some specialist and when we did they told us if we brought her home it could be months of waiting, Rusty could get very sick and we might have to wait for her to grown out of it. We had to back out of the adoption...so we are on the look out for another dog. You will just have to wait and see what we bring home.
|A little more skeptical of this whole Wildcat thing!|
|So happy to cuddle a Roo!|
|Older kids are getting home...just not his kids.|
|Rusty is waiting patiently.|
He is getting a little older and a little slower but you couldn't tell for the most part that he is 8 years old. He keeps up with the kids most days and is a busy little pup. He is enjoying the kids being in school a little bit it gives him a change to sleep most of the day away. He gets very excited when he hears the school bus though. He might be little but he thinks he's mighty and his kids love him.
My favorite time of day is when the kids are coming home form school...they tell me about the things they did, the exciting stuff they experienced, and the people they talked to. We are connected and I love to connect to my kids!
|A happy boy has arrived.|
|She really tried very hard to make the volleyball team. Next year?|
So when it is all said and done...yes my kids have been in 8 and 5 schools each...and yes that is a lot...but they are strong independent individuals that make friends fast and they are resilient. They will go so far in this world. We never ever intended for them to be in this many places by this age but it is what is and we can't change any of it.