Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Spring Fever

It was 77 degrees here today. Yahoo! I'm a'hopin that Spring is officially here, but you never know in these here parts....we could get snow next week. Cross your fingers and say a few prayers that it is a lovely warm day on Easter like it was last year.

Here are the Signs of Spring that I've noticed:

  1. Daffodils are popping up (ours are about 4-5 inches high)
  2. We're in the middle of a thunderstorm right now.
  3. Our grass got really green over the past few days.
  4. Motorcycles are out and about (I never noticed that there is a motorcycle season, but there is here in the Midwest. In California, motorcycles are out all year round.)
  5. My grass allergies are acting up even with all the drugs I'm on (see #3 above)
  6. The kids wore shorts to school yesterday.
  7. The kids played outside all weekend.
  8. I hear birds chirping in the mornings.
  9. We grilled hamburgers over the weekend (one of R's favorite dinners)
  10. The ultimate sign of spring -- I saw a Robin yesterday :>

We just got back from the boys' school conferences and they are both doing great. T needs to work on some of his numbers a bit (he gets 12 and 15 confused in writing -- it's understandable). His teacher says that he's a delight in class and she looks forward to his answers when he participates in class. He sat there looking totally embarrassed the whole time during the conference, which was pretty cute. R is also doing really well in class. He's reading at a fourth grad level (he's in second grade) and absolutely excelling in science. He's great at math and loves to write, he needs to continue working on his writing (he has an occupational therapist that helps him too.) It's so nice to look forward to these conferences! I hope I never have to dread them.

On the way home from vision therapy today, R confessed that he had to turn over his clip in class. This means that he got a warning - this was for talking when he wasn't supposed to. He cautiously asked me if I was mad. I told him that I wasn't mad because he's a good kid and does his best. I told him to try to remember to be a good listener when he's in class. He got a big smile on his face and said that he'd try harder. Then he said, "thanks, Mom. It's in the past now and that feels good."


CaliforniaGrammy said...

Wow, 77 degrees! It's supposed to get to 70 tomorrow. It was in the low 40s lastnight and raining! Weird, eh?

I would love to be a fly on the wall watching my grandsons at a parent-teacher conference, what fun that would be seeing their precious faces. And I agree . . . 12 and 15 look a whole lot alike.

And don't you just love unconditional love . . . even when you have to turn over your clip!It's definitely in the past now and that does feel good. Great response, R. Oh I love those little guys so! And way to go in reading, R, way to go! Reading is one of the the most important things in life to learn . . . that's what we always said to our kids as they were growing up, just ask your adorable mom!

A.J. said...

I would look forward to hearing T participate too, if I were the teacher. ("Is that a gar-der snake, or a gar-den-er snake? Same beginning, different ending!")
Love the story about R and feeling good knowing it was in the past after talking it over with you. We all know how good that feels.
Love and miss those little guys, and think about them so often!

gramonthelake said...

Spring has Sprung...finally. It even sounds better when you describe it. #12...#15...Can hardly believe the teacher mentioned it. T must be doing "very, very well" with everything else. Proud of R's great conference as well. Any child can be taught to read but you have taught your children to Love to Read. Hat's off to you guys. R, now you know why "Honesty is always the best policy" It just feels good. xoxoxogramonthelake