Saturday, October 25, 2014

Right here, right now

Every now and again I like to do a post to share how things really are.  I like to highlight all of the positive things in our life, but sometimes it's good to remember how things are right here, right now.
She has made an EXCELLENT transition to her new school.  I stressed for years about how it would go and worried about every possible situation.  She has made friends, she fits in, she does well in reading.  Math continues and probably always will be a struggle for her.  She has a teacher that comes in her classroom and does one and one help with her four days a week.  She has a few social struggles that I notice in that she feels most comfortable with kids who are a few years younger then her.  She doesn't really know or care about what is popular right now and marches to the beat of her own drum...I love that.  She gets excited to play with Keaton every day and loves to occasionally run into him around school.  Shelby has a strong, fierce attitude that sometimes we clash together.  Between her Kumon and school homework she always has over an hour every night.  I don't blame her for not always wanting to do it.  She worries about a lot of things.  She worries about getting sick, about other people getting sick amongst other things.
Keaton is doing great in school.  He's a good reader and great at math as well.  He loves to play football and wrote a whole story about a NFL game.  He brings a football every day to school and plays it with his friends.  He also wrote a story about Minecraft which is funny because he has never played the actual game.  He is a daddy's boy through and through.  He can't wait until Tucker comes home and on his days off he wants to be with him all of the time.  I don't think he is as rowdy as a lot of boys are.  He likes to just sit on the couch and snuggle.    Keaton can struggle with listening!  We can ask him something and he forgets immediately after or just chooses not to do it.  He is a great big brother to Chloe and will tickle her back or pretty much do whatever she asks of him.  He is very perceptive and if someone is sad, he will try and make things right or lighten up the mood.  He is quick to tell us how much he loves us.  He is excited to be able to play basketball this winter. 
Chloe is such a fun three year old.  She is funny and spunky and loves to play.  She loves dance, her cars, her babies, makeup and dress up.  She thinks she is always in charge and likes to boss people around.  She loves going to preschool and is learning lots of new things.  She refuses to count to ten for me, but I hear her counting often when she thinks that I am not listening.  She adores Shelby and Keaton and usually likes to copy anything that Shelby does from the color of spoon she is using, to what kind of food or candy to choose.  You can imagine how thrilled that makes Shelby.  Ha!  She is transitioning out of her afternoon nap but will still play quietly in her room for a while and sometimes fall asleep.  She sings around the house all day and is usually making up her own songs in her head.  She goes to the Weber State University daycare once a week while I am in class  and marches around campus like she owns it.  She refuses to walk right next to me and instead walks about 10 feet in front of me and shows me where to go.  She also likes to ask every student that she walks by if they are my friend.  She also enjoys her dance class.  She wishes that it was more then once a week.  She likes to practice her kicks and twirls at home. 

That's that latest and greatest right now.  I LOVE these kids so much! 


McCall said...

That is awesome that Shelby is lucky enough to get one on one time with a specialist! Glad she's adjusted to the new school!

Kevin said...

That is such a great idea to do a post like this. It is the little things that I feel like a forget if I don't write them down. I love it.

squiute said...

You can't handle "right here, right now!"

OK, here goes, Rachelle I love you and am very proud to call you my daughter.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it!