Monday, August 15, 2011

Preparing for a New School Year & Other Happenings.

It's that time of year again. Purchasing school curriculum for Declan and Cian and deciding what grade to start Cian off with. Yes, he did complete Kindergarten last year, however I don't feel he is ready for Setons first grade curriculum. I thought about trying a different curriculum, but the state we live in is one of the few that discourages home schooling, so I can only use an accredited school. Unless you are Catholic or have pockets as deep as Bill Gates, they are few and far between. Sure, there are plenty of cheap curriculum out there, but when it comes time to either put them in high school or college, most will not except those grades and your childs' future is screwed. So, accredited is the only way to go.

I spent days searching, reading and listening to curriculum videos online, until my head ached, however none compared to Setons. I was at a loss until Sean suggested we talk to Setons counselors. After all, that is what we're paying hundreds of dollars for. Let me just say, Dr. Kay is the most WONDERFUL advisor. She listened to my dilemma with Cian and actually came up with a special curriculum just for him. We're calling it K-1. Its a mix of Kindergarten and 1st grade work. He was not ready to move onto first grade Math, Phonics or Handwriting, so he will be repeating those subjects in Kindergarten. The rest of the subjects like Science, Religion, and History, he will be moving on to first grade. The best part, there is no extra charge, in fact its actually cheaper since he already had most of the books. In less than an hour, all my schooling problems were solved!! So, as all the neighborhood kids have returned to school last week, my kids still have until after Labor Day to enjoy their summer!

On a bit of an exciting note, as I had mentioned in a past post, Sean has been trying to interview/transfer to a different position within the company. He finally got that chance last week. He phone interviewed for the position with the new District Manager. After an hour talking with her, she decided he was over qualified for that position and wanted him to interview with her boss for a District Manager position, the same as her, but in a different market. He was floored, since he had received a call from a recruiter for the same position in yet another market just hours before talking with her. The job is basically supervising two SDRs', the position he was originally trying to transfer to. He would have about 100 stores to manage as well. An explanation of the SDR position, Its a person that works for the company that goes to retailers such as Target, Best Buy, Walmart, Radio Shack etc. and works with the GM to help them sell more of our companys' products. They have a certain number of stores in their region that must be visited daily. Its their job to do whatever it takes to motivate the department staff to sell more accessories, phones and plan packages. Sean would be in charge of two SDRs and their stores. The position requires minimal travel but a lot of desk work at the district office. The position pays significantly more and he would have set days off, which is nice. No more dealing with annoying customers and staff issues. No more profit and loss issues or uniforms. He is pretty excited.

On another exciting note, my 34th birthday is this Friday and my WONDERFUL husband bought me this...It's the new G-Slate Tablet with the Android Market. I had a choice, I could either get the new phone he got or a tablet. I chose the tablet since my laptop is starting to go out. He is also taking the day off and we are going to put the kids to bed early and have a lovely dinner from our favorite restaurant.

Last, but not least. Here are a few pictures of the kids. Sammy is now 8 weeks old. 13 lbs and 24.5 inches long. He is off the chart with his height. If he continues to grow at this rate, he will be 6 feet 6 inches tall. He eats 6 oz. every 4 hours but sleeps around 7 hours at night. He loves to smile at his Daddy, which is pretty sad since he is with me all day and I can't even get him to for me. He even smiles for the stupid dogs.

I'll end this post with a few pictures of the kids and the dogs. Enjoy

Who could resist that face!


I can drive with a waffle!

Playing in the spritzer hose

Cover Girl!

Mama's little man!

I'm hearing you but I don't understand.... 

A little puppy love....YICK!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hey girl! I've been thinking about you recently! Thanks for updating, and good to hear things are going well. =)


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