Thursday, February 03, 2011


Tell me you can see the same mischievousness that I do! This kid is always thinking up things to do, noises to make, games to play. He is going to keep us on our toes!

Parker - 7th Grade

Believe it or not, Parker is starting to mature. I think playing basketball with his peers is helping with that. We still have melt downs about silly (to me) things, but they are starting to lesson. He is easily distracted and can only handle one task at a time, which frustrates his parents, but . . . that's Parker!

Hannah - 8th Grade

OMGosh! I love this girl. She can be so fun and funny. I can't believe how much she has changed in just one year. I am terrified of her going to High School, but at the same time excited to see what she does with her life.

January 2011

ALREADY! January is over. We are still a busy family. Brian was hired by Johnstonville School District as an Instructional Aide. We found out Monday that he was approved for 6 credits on work study for this job! Yeah! On top of that he is taking 16 regular class credits this semester! Ugh! We had hoped he would graduate with his Bachelors Degree in May, but that is not going to happen. So he is enrolled with Chico to graduate at the end of the summer semester in August of 2011. Then he needs to quickly get enrolled in a credentialing program. He is looking at ones from Fresno State, Sacramento State and Chico.
Hannah recovered from her tonsillectomy extremely well. She is one of the point guards on her city league basketball team. Her team only has 7 players, so she plays the whole game most of the time. The coach has the girls running A LOT. I say good. Hannah hates it. ;). Hannah participated in a recital with her new teach Liudmilla. Hannah is doing really well. She loves Lidumilla and I think is finding the joy in playing piano again.
Parker begged and begged to play JR Basketball. He is doing so well. Way beyond our expectations. Some games he plays more than others. He has scored several baskets and is learning to control his emotions. Maybe this was a good thing after all. I expressed my appreciation to his coach and how he handles Parker.
Eli is participating in the new Music Academy created by the Susanville Symphony. He is doing percussion and loves it. Of the three, I think Eli is the one with the most natural talent. He is too smart for his own good sometimes. He is just a super neat kid (when he is not arguing that is)!