Wednesday, August 14, 2013

It's official, we have wrapped up yet another school year! The kids finished their CAT tests today and they are free for the summer. Well, sort of. They will have a month completely off, but then I will be working with Declan, Cian and Fionn on Math and Reading for two or three days per week. It was brought to our attention during the reading part of the CAT test that Cian is WAY BEHIND. He couldn't even read the short sentences or paragraphs required to answer the questions. I knew he was slow at reading, but I had no idea just how behind he really was. I'm really upset about it. I feel like I have failed as a parent and a teacher, but in reality I know he has a learning disability and requires more work than the others. So I will be spending tuns of time with him this summer. Declan had a hard time with Math in terms 3 and 4. He actually got a D+ for term three, which was completely unacceptable, so he has been grounded from TV and video games for the entire term. He did much better on his final this term, getting an A on the final and an A- for the term. Amazing what a little extra work can do.

Just as the kids are done with school, Sean and I start our fall semester classes on the 19th, my birthday. Woopie! Sean changed his major to coding, or programming or whatever it's called. He's taking 12 credits this term and talked me into taking a class with him. I got approved for my BOG waiver this morning, so I can go to school for free this school year! Pretty awesome! I am registered for a US History class as well, but may drop it. I have no idea what I want to major in. So I guess I'll just get the basics out of the way first.

I have my 16 week Dr. app. on the 23rd. Sean and I decided not to find out the sex of the baby before it's born. Since this will be our last baby, we want everything to be a surprise. Mom is coming out for a short visit in October, so we will all have a chance to go to Disney and see the Halloween decorations. Mom has never been to Disney outside of the summer time, so this will be a real treat for her. Nice cool weather, you don't see much of that in AZ. It will also give Sean and I a night or two out together, ALONE for the first time since before Sam was born. (He's now two in case you were trying to do the math) We are hoping to stay at a hotel near Disney and spend the whole evening at Cali Adventure/Disney. You have no idea how excited we are!!

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a wonderful last week of summer. School started back up for the kids around here yesterday. Have a great rest of the week and weekend!


  1. Disney at Halloween? Two of my favorite things! Yay you! Enjoy !

  2. I love the background of your blog..boy or girl??? I like to wait also and not find out..but sometimes I didnt..the waiting can be so hard but then the day that baby is born is just so exciting!


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