Late September DYKs???

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Late September DYKs???
Sun, 09-23-2012 - 1:27pm

How did your autumnal season begin???

What are your plans for the fall?



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Fri, 09-28-2012 - 10:35am


...Just a quick fly in to say HI and hope all of you have a fun weekend in store for you?

...the weather is supposed to be lovely but I'm unsure if we'll do anything "fun"?  Max's try-outs start tomorrow at noon?  Claire has Learning Works?

...seems a bit early to hit the pumpkin patches so I don't know?  I used to be able to say we'd hang with Alanna and family for a fun evening but, well..yeah, not so much?

...Kayla has turned into a royal Beyotch?  I get that she doesn't want to "hang" with Claire but she completely ignores her?  Goes into her room and shuts the door, texting on her phone?  Makes Claire feel horrible? 

...Kayla won't even look my direction when I see her since I called her out on her behavior at the fair?  Yes, she actually gets in my car when I pick her up, says Hello, looks out the window the entire ride, says thank you and jumps from my car?  I just shake my head?  Alanna would ream her a new one if she knew but nothing would ultimately change other than Alanna wouldn't ask for help when she needs it and I don't care if she ignores me, I don't like her much right now anyway?

...TJ is glued to his Xbox and Max has no interest? Max has no problem just enjoying their cable but it isn't a "fun" evening anymore of kids playing whiffle ball in the yard:smileysad: maybe I'll have to create our own fun?  What that would be...Hmmm? any rate, I better get hoppin?  Homecoming today so the building is buzzing?

...Happy weekend everyone?


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Tue, 09-25-2012 - 9:46am


...Owen makes me smile:smileyhappy:

...Reminds me when Dylan was in kindergarten?  Dylan had a girl that left, "I love you" notes in his backpack everyday?  Little treats, drawings she did for him?  She was the sweetest little girl (I was the weekly room Mommy)but Dylan was SO shy?

...she graduated from the same HS and also received a scholarship from the same organization and I smiled when I saw her?  Dylan didn't find it "cute" even now, lol?

...And, Max had Iris?  That girl, left him notes, candy, etc...chased him and beat him down until he finally gave up and she was his first "girlfriend" in 5th grade I think it was?  He has a sense of humor about her at least:smileywink:

...I wish I lived closer, we could have a blast hosting the XC team?  I could get my "cookin" on:smileywink:  Seeing LOTS of carb cooking in your future?  But 30 girls, that's a LOT of girls to sleep over?  Where the heck are you going to put them?  Is your basement that big??  Cool if you can but yowza, you'll have to feed them breakfast too!?  That'll be an expensive night:smileywink:

...As for Owen in football, I can talk you through hockey and baseball but football scares the crap out of me?  Thankfully, Max has always felt the same I think?  He was given the option of soccer or football every year and he always picked soccer?

...Kids like Cole make me smile at their enthusiam for the game and that's Max for hockey?

...I've made my family rule "one sport that can cause a concussion per kid" to make Max feel a little better about not playing football because Craig really wanted him to play but didn't push him when he didn't want it? date for tomorrow is OFF?  We were supposed to confirm where we were meeting last night?  Yeah, he opened the email and didn't respond?  Well...actually he just responded that Wednesday doesn't work for him so it will have to be Thursday?  Yes, those were his words?  Really?!  I didn't like the distance thing because I wouldn't be able to just have dinner with him or stop over at his house, it would have to be really "planned" and with my rule of not introducing the kids...well..that wouldn't work?  My kids are on the "I'm with you 24/7" mode?

...anyway...flippin NEXT?!?!?  Argh!? tonight, I'm going to walk around the lake while he skates?

...the skies are sunny?  Hope they are where you are too!?!?

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Tue, 09-25-2012 - 8:21am


...emailed her teacher?

...also called the community college that the college now course is through?

...found out they have a science and a math resource center, but was told high school students couldn't use it?

...I kept my cool, but kept pushing?

...I said that she's a high school student, yes, but she's taking a college now course, through THEIR college...we paid FULL tuition, how could she not qualify?

...put me on hold?

...come back, turns out she DOES qualify as a student of their basically she just has to go get a college ID card, go in to the resource center to do her homework...if she has a question, she raises her hand, and one of the on-site tutors will come help her?

...for free?!?!

...I hope it works?

...otherwise I'm not sure what to do?

...she's ranked #2 in her class...4.0 I really want her to trash her GPA/class rank for the purpose of gaining college credits? this point, I don't even know if I COULD drop the class...ugh?

...anyway, I'll check on my options, but was thrilled with the resource center option?

...she was crying last night, why couldn't she just take NORMAL math and and NORMAL science?

...then I reminded her that she's been on the AP path since 6th grade, and her face fell...I don't know where to put her if not in these classes?


...oh, and Owen has a little girlfriend/admirer??

...she embarasses him because she hugs him all the time?

...she told him she wanted to be his girlfriend (KINDERGARTEN!!??!!) and he said he just pretended not to hear or understand her?


...OMG, that kid kills me? there's your smile for the day?

...I'd best go light the fire under Natalie and get some stuff done?

...Mariah asked last night, if the host mom for the XC sleepover (30ish girls) flaked out, could we host? yeah, I've got some preparations to make, just in case?

...chanelling my inner Christol, here?

...actually, I don't mind hosting teenage girls...I don't like hosting middle school girls?

...Natalie understands why she can't have more than one girl was Mariah's rule in middle school too, but I still feel bad?

...Natalie is aversed to drama, like me, but still?

...Kelley, I had to smile at the image of Cole being the smallest player, but still in on almost every tackle?

...I think Owen would be more like Noah...only the smallest on the team too?

...yeah? scares me?

...but keep telling me about your boys, and maybe I'll get over it?

... :smileywink:


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Mon, 09-24-2012 - 9:42pm
Missi, Cole is typically the smallest player on the football field & yet he is almost always in on every tackle. Noah on the other hand is one of the biggest & is hardly ever on the ground, lol.


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Mon, 09-24-2012 - 7:59pm

Missi, I was going to suggest the same thing as Karol for a tutor.  There were signs all over Dylan's campus of people for hire.  Good luck.

Awesome about Mariah killing it in XC!!??  I'm totally NOT surprised?

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Mon, 09-24-2012 - 7:58pm
They do look alike, funny:smileywink:
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Mon, 09-24-2012 - 6:05pm
Missi, for the Chemistry tutor, I was going to suggest checking with the school counselors. Also, you might check with any local colleges that could point you in the direction of a college tutor.
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Mon, 09-24-2012 - 4:46pm


...Sounds like fun and maybe interesting (christol?) weekends for you two?

...ours was good?

...Mariah is KILLING it in XC this year?!?!

...that old "girls slow down by Junior year," thing is NOT holding true for her?

...I was worried about the 5lbs, but it might actually be helping her?

...she ran the toughest course they run, last Saturday, and she pr'd (for that course, not overall) by 20 seconds?!?

...that is huge?

...her boyfriend is the top runner for the boys' varsity?

...I think that lights a little healthy competition in her?  :smileywink:

...and one of the sophomore girls told her that it was her goal to beat her...also firing her up?

...whatever the cause, it's been fun to watch her really settle into a confident runner? of the xc girls put on that their varsity team is ranked #9 in the state?

...I haven't looked it up to confirm, but they've won every meet so far (with the exception of this past meet, which is not only our state, but surrounding states as's HUGE!!), so it wouldn't surprise me?

...for some reason I was thinking our boys are ranked 7th, but maybe not?

...anyway, super cool season?

...Natalie had her meet during the week, so we didn't have to split up?

...Owen had football?

...that is an utter and complete waste of time?

...he's on a competative team, and he's not competative, so he doesn't even touch the ball?

...they don't rotate positions, so he's not even fully experiencing the game?

...I think I've finally convinced Gerad he needs to play soccer?

...we shall see?

...he will NEVER be big enough to play football?

...he'll just get hurt?'s just flag football for now, but they still shove each other down?


...maybe I'm just not cut out for this boy activities stuff? our weekend was eat, breathing and sleeping our kids' schedules?, huh?

...crap is hitting the fan at our church?

...I'm not sure after this last wave of families leave, if we'll even still have a church?

... :smileysad:


...well, I'm seriously needing to find Mariah a chemistry tutor?

...she's in 2nd year college level Chemistry and she's struggling?

...she's got a B in the class right now, but she is stressed?

...I took it in college, and I struggled too?

...any ideas how to find a tutor?

...either that or I'm going to have to reteach myself some college chemistry?


...that will NOT be the best option?

...ok, well I'd best get to emailing the school to see if they can point me in the direction of the tutors?

...wish me luck?

...happy monday, ladies??

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Mon, 09-24-2012 - 12:30pm

Christol, my nephew has both an academic and an athletic scholarship to his college?

He was a little down about the knee situation but he knows this will help to ensure he'll be up and running for lacrosse?

The boy has had some serious leg/knee injuries in his 21 years?

Oh, and Claire looks so much like one of Lily's friends at school...both are cute and petite. Here's a photo of her friend. Shelly always sees pictures of Claire and says it looks like Lily's friend?

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Mon, 09-24-2012 - 12:23pm
OH and forgot to say that we rarely eat at a restaurant on a weeknight. We're only eating out because we have no time so that involves fast food. I try to keep that to a minimum as well but tomorrow will be a typical exception. I get home at 4:15, he needs to be at a rink that is going to take 40 minutes in rush hour and needs to be there by 5:30. We'll be grabbing Subway on the way.