It’s the weekend!

June 30, 2007 at 4:15 pm

Last night I went to a crop at Scrapbooking in Paradise…without Katie. Poor thing is still sick :( I worked on the mini-album that I started at the Scrapyard crop last weekend. I took wayyy too many pictures on a Bristol trip in Dec. 2005, so I decided to put them all in a mini-album instead of doing page after page of the same trip. I am doing a couple of pages with the leftover photos, though. I’ll post one here in a bit.

Yesterday I took Cal to Bayside High School for testing to see if he qualifies for the gifted program at his school. The psychologist, Dr. Bourgard, was very nice. She started out by asking me a few questions while Cal was in another room. Of course, I extolled his virtues. The door was open and he was right across the hall, sticking his head through the door to eavesdrop. He told us that he heard everything and was embarrassed :)

Then I waited in the school lobby while she administered the test. The whole test only took about 2o minutes. I don’t know what they can tell about a student in a 20 minute test, but she told me that their funding didn’t allow for more extensive testing. After it was over, she said, “I can see why you wanted to bring him.” And she said she loved listening to his logic. She said she would give the results of the test to the guidance counselor at his school (I’m guessing the gifted teacher, Mrs. Bond) and they would call me to schedule a meeting to discuss things. She said I would probably hear from them early in the fall, after school starts. So we’ll see.

Today, Chad is doing things with the boys. This morning they went to Crescent Lake Park and Publix. This afternoon they are going to Target. I slept late and then scrapbooked this morning. Here is the page I did:

Bristol Trip

I also did this quickie with a lonely little photo today:


Kids’ Firehouse Museum

June 28, 2007 at 11:09 pm

Very busy day today. This morning the boys and I went to the Kids’ Firehouse Museum in Largo for MOMS Club Chapter playgroup. It was great! They had 12 antique firetrucks plus TONS of firefighting paraphenelia. The boys absolutely loved it. Cal thanked me like six times for taking them there. So cute.

They had a huge shaded playground behind the museum, with all this retro (read: dangerous) equipment totally reminiscent of the playground equipment of my childhood. And the kids got to watch a Sesame Street video about fire safety and firefighting, which they loved. And all this was FREE. We did make a donation, but still, such a great outing for the kiddos. I got lots of great pictures of all the MOMS Club kids.

We came home around noon and had lunch. An appraiser came over to appraise the house for a refinance we are doing to get some cash to do some home improvements. Then after nap we went to Cal’s karate lesson and THEN I took the boys to get haircuts. Whew. Like I said, busy day. But fun. And good.

Chad’s at pool league tonight, so I got some scrapping in. Here’s the page I finished tonight:

special moments

What else did we do this week? Let’s see…

Tuesday: free movie at Parkside; Flushed Away. Mack was scared of the bad guys at the beginning, but he eased up by half way through and enjoyed it. We took Joey and Jillian with us. Then lunch at Chick-fil-a. This was also a MOMS Club playgroup (the Tues. Jungle group), so we all went to lunch there afterwards. Cal accidentally hurt Erin Reynolds while they were playing. He fessed up immediately to Roisin, Erin’s Mom, saying, “I did it. I accidentally hurt her. I’m sorry! I said I was sorry!” He kept apologizing to Erin and obviously felt terrible. Erin refused to acknowledge his apology, and I could tell his feelings were hurt. I felt sorry for him. And proud of him. They were playing on the slide and he pulled on her somehow and hurt her. Ah, kids….um, then karate in the afternoon, of course.

Wednesday: swimming lessons for both boys…can’t remember what else.

Going to a crop tomorrow night at Scrapbooking in Paradise with Katie. Assuming she is feeling better. She has been way sick.