Sunday, January 19, 2014

So yea

Joaquin had anxiety from losing his hair. So he started to pull it out. So we shaved it off. I really hate shaving off my boys hairs. No, really I do. I want them to grow it out into a long braid until there are around 16, then they can give me the braid. Weird, I know.

All the boys decided to join in and make him feel good. 

Hezzie likes doing semi traditional homeschooling things. So this just happened.

The kids have been enjoying books from the library. Joaquin really loves this Magic Treehouse books. He flies right through them. That makes this momma happy.
Driving out of town for therapy gets costly. I'm trying to find ways to stretch my dollars, get my kids the help they need and have money for some sort of savings.

Maggie is doing a lot better on reading. She's come a long way. 

Also, who said my kids could jump shoe sizes? Maggie wears a seven in woman's and Joaquin a nine in mens! 


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Teach to Her Strengths

Those are the words I heard today. Maggie went in to see if she had the markers for NF, and apparently she does not. The geneticist was pretty good and he was friendly. 

He asked about her learning differences and he gave his advice. Also, we will need to look into an ASD evaluation. 

I'm thankful for all of the info.
I'm thankful for all the encouragement.
I'm thankful for good doctors.

New Year

I rang in the new year sleeping in my bed.  A few of the kids stayed up late, watched Netflix and drank sparkling apple cider.

We ate pozole with fresh tortillas on New Year's Day. We mostly lounged around, but did get the Christmas tree down. It's always bittersweet, but it's a sign if a new year. New year, new memories. 

We picked up Waylons new pet, Toothless. He's a bearded dragon that belonged to a close friends husband. Waylon can't wait to get a leash and walk him. It'll be pretty fun for him. 

I'm not making any resolutions, but more like a bucket list of things to do this year.

1. Get curtain rods for the living room.
2. Add another level to our Girl Scout troop.
3. Get the little kids baptized.
4. Get the older kids in CCD
5. Go camping as a family.
6. Grow a garden.
7. Build a chicken coop.
8. Build a tortoise habitat. 
9. Get married in the church.
10. First Aid/CPR trained.

Let's see how much I can get done.