Thursday, November 20, 2008

Where did November go?

I have no idea where this month went! We got report cards last Friday...We had seen progress reports so no surprises there. Caleb made honor roll for having an A/B report card so he will be mentioned at the ceremony tomorrow!! We're excited to see him get his award. Andrew is still struggling even more so since now he has 7 teachers. He is in an inclusion class and it isn't helping him at all. I have a meeting Dec 1st to get some things taken care of. I think it is just too much for someone like Andrew to deal with 3 teacher's amongst his other teachers for art, gym, and music not to mention his speech teacher. Well they didn't want to help until after the 9 weeks and until he was failing well guess what both has passed. He is failing the two classes that he switches to when it should be 1 teacher and he has admitted he is scared of both of them and it is showing. So I have some things to discuss with his home room teacher. I have been helping him as much as I can and his tests are coming up to A's and B's so hopefully we're pulling his grades up.

Tomorrow "twilight" comes out. I really want to see this but it might have to wait until Sunday *sigh*. I was going to go in the afternoon but then I was informed that Caleb's ceremony was going on and Mark's flight leaves at 7:55 pm so Im not sure how much time I have inbetween lol. He has to be at the airport probably around 6:30 ish. He is going to AR to visit his friend Lewis and Saturday they are going to the Metallica concert and then Sunday he is flying home early in the morning lol.

Can't believe that next Thursday is Thanksgiving already. Ever since moving here it feels like I blink and time just lapses so quickly. I've got SOME Christmas shopping done but not all. Not getting too much since we have to haul it to Dermott, AR. Hopefully things go as planned.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Feels like Fall Finally

Took some pictures and the lighting seemed gracious and enabled me to get some great pics of the kiddos.

November already

Wow! November already. Seems ever since we moved here to Jacksonville the time just wiz's on by so quickly. Already in November, we've lived here 4 months which seems like a life time away already. Guess you guys can tell we like it here rather than counting down our days till we move like we did in VA lmfao. Halloween was fun. I passed out Candy until we ran out and the kids and Mark walked around the neighborhood trick or treating. Unfortunately I think I caught a cold rather than some ghouls.
Mark had duty this weekend but unlike what we are used to he only had to go in if he had a watch and he did this morning from 12 am until 7:30 am and now he is home sleeping lol. Our plans seems definately for xmas now. We are traveling the 6+ hours to Dermott AR and spending a little less than 2 weeks there at Mark's grandparents house. It may very well be the last time we see his grandfather alive. Mark thinks that us visiting is the only thing keeping his grandfather alive. It is very sad to think that way but we also must prepare ourselves as well. Thankfully the therapist Mark dragged us to agree's that we don't need his Mother, sister, and niece there this round being things are still very tense and nasty between us (meaning them and me). I wasn't looking forward to going with them being there and me having to hold my temper to not ruin our potential last days with his grandfather.

So starting to get ideas for Christmas presents and need to get a tote and try and fit it all in there and hide it away so the kids don't find anything they aren't supposed to. That might be tricky but Im sure I can conceal it hehehe.

Here are some photo's of Halloween:

The children ready to go T0T

mark dressed up too this year

Halloween 2008