The words in bold are his vocabulary words…
One day a dog named Sam had huge potential that he would be bought. But at an annual sale, Melinda bought Carl, the cat. The next year I thought Christy was rummaging for me, but she really bought Ryan, the fish. So the next month I used my puppy eyes but Lisa bought Sara, the hamster in a package deal. Then I figured out why no one would buy me, I was to expensive. But I actually saw Helen walking toward me. Helen politely asked if she could keep me and the shop owner said “yes.” When she opened the door to the vestibule I darted to her room.
It has been a busy couple of weeks. Visitors, meetings, deadlines… yaa… I’m ready for a break… so now Tater has bronchitis and Tot has an ear infection. No wonder I haven’t gotten any sleep in 3 nights. GRIN.
With all the insanity, I missed getting pictures out of the fun run. I’m showing Tater’s back because it is cute how they marked the laps. See the track? Every time they went around, they would mark one of the ‘squares’ in the lap.
Tater loved the fact that Dad showed up.
It was fun, the company that did it was terrific. One lap the kids had to ‘swim’ while they ran, another they had to play air guitar, then every so often they had the kids walk, and so on. I thought it was neat that instead of selling candy, the kids had to run. I like that kind of fundraiser.
The bugger got mom and dad on the money end of it. There was a limit of 35 laps… but the laps were 1/16th of a mile. We really figured Tater might make 20 laps. So we both gave him a dollar a lap. He really enjoyed all the different ways to run and he did 31 laps. Sigh… $62… not quite what I was expecting… Next time it will be a flat $30.
Ok, I have to finish reading a book and get something out about it and a calendar and and and and… later!
Now the second story is harder to see… but I wanted you to see it took five pages for him to write this story. I did help with this one. We talked about it and created an outline together. From the outline he wrote this (with some questions asked from mom and dad to help him think it through):
Here is the story:
We have many Christmas traditions. One tradition is making gingerbread items. We have made gingerbread men, houses and Christmas trees. It is fun to eat the candy when I am making them. Another tradition is going to Mamaw’s house in Pensacola and opening gifts from her on Christmas eve. I like opening presents early. We put up Christmas lights and go look at other people’s Christmas lights at night. I like our house best because we decorate it ourselves. Another tradition is making a Christmas tree star and ornaments. My favorite tradition is making Christmas ornaments. I like using glitter glue to make them pretty. I like giving the to people. I put the ornaments on the Christmas tree to decorate it. Now I would like to show you some of the ornaments I have made over the years. * I also have this picture of me making the ornaments. * I love our traditions because we do it as a family. Now I will like to give everyone an ornament.
He put stars in it to remind himself to stop and get the stuff to show to the classroom. I attended his reading of the story to his class. He read slowly, kept the paper down so it wasn’t in front of his face. I was very proud of him. I have a video of him, and nw I have a video converter… I have to figure out where to put the videos. I want to ‘password’ protect them and send links to family without them having to sign up to goodness knows what. Any suggestions?
For a kid who h.a.t.e.s to write… he has great stories.
When Tater was home sick last week, we both needed a break. He asked if we could blow bubbles. How could I refuse? Nope, I couldn’t.
Then the wind started to blow… he thought that was cool!
I loved when we were blowing little bubbles and I got this photo:
It was relaxing and fun. Particularly since he had the ‘disease’ going around that runs a very high temperature. He would start to complain when his would hit about 103.4… at that point it was tepid bath time. My right shoulder and arm hurt from the constant putting of water over him to keep him wet… since he had 4… or was it 5… of those baths within 24 hours. Yaa… I had a long long week last week.
There is so much going on in this world… but some days the clouds are just beautiful…
At 8:30pm last night, Tot was running 103.6F… a tepid shower and some motrin… by 9:30pm he was at 100F. At 2am it went back to 102F and was climbing. I got it under control but was up til 4:30am doing it. While I love looking up at the clouds… I could do without high temperatures. Asthma and high fevers just do not go well together. But thanks to nebulizers, and a semi-working brain… I have more to be thankful for every day.
It is getting close to Tot’s birthday… and I was looking through some old photos. Oddly enough, I got sidetracked and didn’t find one of him! I found some photos from February 2003. That is the month I got… uh… pregnant with my wonderful surprise of Tot. During that time I had a cutie that you couldn’t resist… click to enlarge the picture of Tater – he was teething at the time which is why there is so much slobber:
I as spending money on horse supplies because I had this beautiful animal keeping me busy:
She was just a baby and I was teaching her how to be ridden by humans. Two babies… One a child from my loins and another given to me by a friend… Another one that wasn’t quite a child anymore but I couldn’t resist… this picture of Happy Dog…
Happy couldn’t resist laying on pillows that got left on the floor. Or toys or anything that was soft… sorta like THIS DOG.
Wonderful, happy memories. I lost weight during the time I was horsebackriding, I felt great, the family was happy most of the time. Yep, I have great memories of those times.