Sunday, October 27, 2013

Fourth Grade

It's been a while. It's been a long while. Summer came and went and it was busy. It went by too fast. I didn't get to do half of what I wanted to do with the kids. But it was good. The mood was good. We started fourth grade this year and it has been fantastic!!! His teacher is wonderful and she loves him. He is reading  so much now. He always has a book in his hand. He got the highest grade possible in Spanish Communications. I love it. I cried. I cried at his conference. I cannot believe that we have gotten here. He's a great kid. I always knew that but sometimes it was really difficult...But now, when you look at him, watch him, you know that he is a good kid! He's funny and he is learning so much. We have little small issues, or blips on the radar as I like to call them, but it's nothing big, nothing to write about. I am just so proud of him. I cannot express it enough.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

End of 3rd Grade!

This was a fabulous year!!! I cannot believe it! There were two issues, very small compared to where we have been in the past. I'm so proud of him! His IEP meeting went very well and there was nothing but good things to say. It's actually a little surreal for me to sit here and type this knowing how far we have come. Looking forward to our summer together! I hope it doesn't go by too fast.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Looking back

At this time a year ago, we were in a much different place. Landen was unstable and in partial hospitalization. I was completely stressed with life and not enjoying it much. He was unstable all the time, I couldn't leave him alone with anyone for fear of a huge rage and/or meltdown. It was exhausting. Fast forward to now. He's successfully stayed in school all year, so far! No major issues..A few minor meltdowns and some difficulties getting to school but I'll gladly take this over what we had last year. I'm very proud of him, he's learning more and more everyday. He's actually enjoying reading chapter books now, which is HUGE!!!! We still have sibling rivalry issues and most of the time, its the little sister picking on the big guy!
He's now slept in his new bed for a week! This makes for the first time that he's slept in a bed since October of 2011!!! He seems to be sleeping better and he's not waking up much at night anymore, which seems to help his moods.
I'm thankful for where we are now but also from where we have come. Without those tough roads, I wouldn't stop to enjoy the little things now. Everyday he continues to amaze me in some way. I love him forever for that.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

New Year

Tis a new year in our household. Doesn't really mean much..Tomorrow is his first day back at school since the 21st of December..Feels like a VERY,VERY long break..He seems to be happy about going back. I'm hoping that continues into tomorrow. We all know how long breaks don't usually do well with him. I'm hoping that bedtime is in our near future and he gets a good nights sleep.
I'm hoping that the 2nd half of the school year was just as good as the first (minus the last day before break). I seem to be on the same page with the staff in starting fresh and letting what happened go.
One day at a time. That's what we are going to do this year. Take one day at time and not worry about the days ahead of tomorrow.