Thursday, April 27, 2017

7th Grade Photo

Yes, her school uniform is still too big and we are stuck with it as she isn't going there in the fall and they are changing the logo which makes current uniforms obsolete.

But that being said, isn't her smile gorgeous?  She looks so grown and now as an official teenager she practically is.

So we had the last parent teacher child conference last night.  She brought her math grade up 2 years so she officially finished or will finish 7th grade math before the end of the year.

Her reading, however, is very far behind. She's just not interested in reading for information's sake.  I think on some level her teacher just blew smoke at me through most of as I am not sure how much he agreed with my assessment of her progress or was just agreeing for agreement sake.

He wished us well and said we will receive her work (for the 4th time of being asked) for the 2 years she was there.  I will be excited to have the records and objects she created.

So as for her birthday last Saturday, she had the best birthday ever.  I managed to get her a computer and we made brownies to share with my parents.  No birthday party due to lack of finances.  She understood after opening her computer.  I also gave her the movie fantastic beasts.  Not our favorite but in HP line so it's good.

We have 4 1/2 weeks of school left then summer.  She will be spending majority of time at my parent's.  Can't afford trips this year for a variety of reasons.

It's all good though.  She'll have a good summer working for my dad in the yard.  Until next time...

Thursday, April 20, 2017

It's Been Awhile

Happy Belated Easter- HE IS RISEN

Bible Study Fellowship has been in the book of John this year and the events of Jesus' life in this study happened to correspond to our Easter Holiday season which has been fun and convicting and uplifting all at once.

So G has 5 more weeks of school then summer break.  New school next year closer to where I work so she will be able to be involved in after school activities.  There is so much I want to say and document about the last two years at this current school, but until I know something and the school is out I cannot speak.

G looked lovely on Easter for Church.  She has become a pink lover, the color not the person.  She has also taken up ironing her clothing.  I had to buy a new iron because I lost the one I had so many years ago.  I have no idea where it went. Had to get a new ironing board cover because the dog chewed mine up, also a long time ago.  I refuse to purposely purchase clothes which need to be ironed for me anyway and G is mostly in t-shirts, but she enjoys doing it.  Here she is ironing her skirt for school.

G picked the shirt for Easter.  No dress this year but no shorts either as she will be 13 on Saturday and no longer a child, so I refuse to allow shorts to church anymore.  We attend a very casual church.

I was honored to be a featured reader at our Easter service.  It was a 3 minute long list of all the places Jesus is found in every book of the Bible.  I read perfectly in practice right before going into the sanctuary then messed it up near the top of the list.  I finished strong though so only (as far as I know) G and I heard it. : )

So G will be 13 on Saturday.  Tonight she was invited at the last minute to see the Sound of Music musical at the theater in big city.  I wanted to take her to that myself and couldn't really afford it so next best thing: last minute invite from BFF.  I will call it a bday gift from them though I am sure they don't remember it is G's bday.

She called me at like 4:41 (I was still at work) and asked if she could go with the friend, and I said yes.  I failed to tell her to change into something not t-shirt/short wear.  She hadn't had supper.  I didn't know who all was going other than at least the mom and the friend, and I didn't know what time it started or when they would be home.  After looking at the start time on the website it I discovered she won't be home until midnight or very close. Tomorrow morning is gonna be a bear.  

We aren't doing anything for her bday.  She wanted to go to the zoo, but we went  like 3 weekends in a row right before the membership expired.  I couldn't afford to renew it this year, or rather not yet.  I asked her if she wanted me to get her cupcakes or if she wanted to make brownies; she opted for brownies.  Her bday gift from me is so expensive (good deal with tax refund) that I couldn't justify a party; though, I did ask if she wanted a make-up party like Mary Kay or Beauty Control- she said no.  So quiet bday weekend.  But 13, where did the time go?