Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Randomness

1. This morning on the way to school/work Carter was talking about how he could see something out of "the corner of his eye", and I explained to him how that was called peripheral vision which led to him calling it "riferal vision". Love it. I started thinking about what peripheral vision is, trying to wrap my brain around the concept of being able to see literally out of the corner of your eyes while seeing straight ahead at the same time. I drive myself crazy all the time by trying to understand things like this...just ask Ryan. For instance, how does pointing a camera at an object and clicking a button cause a image to be "recorded" and then printed out? Really? How? Am I the only one that thinks like this?

2. Last night was NOT fun. I had a "Come to Jesus" meeting with "The Teenager", Preston and Carter. It involved my voice having to be raised more than I am comfortable with and shedding a few tears...I can't even tell you the last time I cried because I can't remember. Teenagers are not fun. They think their parents know nothing, and they are entitled to everything. I was nothing like that....right? I had to get onto Preston and Carter because they have been arguing with each other constantly. Over everything. Stupid, silly things like who finished first, who has the most, whose toy it is....I.cannot.stand.it. I finally had enough last night, and I lost it on their precious little rear ends. I felt like I had been sent back in a time machine to my own childhood and had become my mother. I remember her saying to my sister, brother and I, "I cannot take y'all anywhere because all you do is argue!!" Pay backs really are a "you know what." This too shall pass...atleast that's what the Bible says.

3. Preston has a baseball tourney this weekend, and Monday Ryan and I are planning to spend the day at the pool with the kids. That.sounds.fantastic.

4. We are in the homestretch for the 2009-2010 school year...4 school days left. I can smell the sunscreen already.

5. The Soladay Caliventure is only 10 days away, and I have so much to do to get ready for the trip. I completely lost focus since the move but will take advantage of being kid free next weekend to finish up. It really is going to be such a fantastic time for our family and a much needed getaway to kick off the summer. Awesome.

6. I watched the Real Housewives of New York from last week on DVR yesterday. What.is.up.with.that.Kelly.chick. Did she really just have a mental breakdown on television? It was almost uncomfortable watching. All they all crazy?

7. Preston beat the pants off Ryan in Scrabble on Wednesday night. I think he might be a little genious.

8. I will dearly miss seeing Carter and Preston at school every single day next year. I will miss being called "Mrs. Soladay" in the hallway by kids whom I have never met but know me just because I am a teacher in their school. I will miss the kindergarteners saying, "Hi, Carter's mom!" when I walk through the cafeteria. So many things I will miss.

9. I have done my usual end-of-year check up with all four of the boys' teachers to briefly find out if they are finishing their grade level where they should and what would be something we could work on with them over the summer to keep their brains from turning to mush over the next 3 months.  Austin did well on all the TAKS tests (math, reading & writing) this year, getting commended in writing, and has made it through 7th grade. I really think a fresh start at a new school next year will be a good thing for Austin. School has never come easy for him, and he's realizing that he will have to put forth a little...or a lot...more effort to be where we all know he can be.  Preston finished strong as he usually does and continues to love school.  Trysten has made so much progress this year, and we're super proud of him. Way to go, T!! His teacher gave us some ideas of and sent home some things we could do with him over the summer. I cannot believe Carter is almost done with his first year of school. It's hard to imagine him as a first grader! His teacher said he is finishing the year well above where a kindergartener should be, so very we're proud of him as well. We'll make sure he's reading all summer, so all his hard work continues to pay off. He absolutely bloomed this year and has become so responsible with his school work, getting out his homework at night to complete and writing constantly. Makes a mama happy, and we're allowed to brag on our little guys every now and then, right?!

10. Yesterday in the car, Trysten and Carter had a discussion about the age in which a person usually starts needing a cane to walk. Trysten said about 65 and Carter said 40. I love listening to their perspectives on life, and according to Carter, I will be needing a cane in less than 5 years. Nice.

That's all I have!
Have a fantastic weekend, and a wonderful
Memorial Day!!!!

7 comments:

Stacey said...

40?! lol I remember when I thought 40 was old!
I agree, teenagers are NOT fun!

Carrie Darney said...

This is your blog and YES brag all you want about your kiddos! You should...they are good kids...even the Teenager. This is how they all act from what I hear so he is normal! Ha!

OK, on the periphereal vision thing (Sorry for the spelling Mrs. Soladay)...I think about that stuff ALL the time! Like outer space...it goes on forever, but it has to stop somewhere, but what's after that? Thinking about FOREVER is crazy to me!

Sara said...

You're entitled to lose it every once in awhile. Your boys are growing up so fast! And you and Ryan are such great parents. Kudos to you both for raising such responsible kids!

I remember thinking 40 was old too. Not so much anymore! 40 is the new 20, right?? :)

Have a fabulous weekend!

Dee Stephens said...

Kelly is on drugs. I'm convinced!

Sassafrass Jane said...

I like your randoms! Teenagers. Not looking forward to those years. Sometimes you have to lose it, right? I would (and will), too.
Love, "Hi Carter's mom!" This is my favorite. I don't have it yet, but I know I'll love it when I do. Last night at Sophia's softball game one of the younger siblings asked, "Are you their aunt?" Awesome.
Can't wait to hit the pool this weekend! Have a great one!!

FROGGITY! said...

okay, let me first say that kelly on nyc is the weirdest, yuckiest person i have ever seen... shudder. i think the b is crazy!

not much longer til your vaycay?! i am jealous. rock on!

i can't even begin to fathom teenager-hood... eek!

The Rand's said...

Kelly from RH is crazy. A real lunatic if you ask me!
Glad your kids did so well in school. Always a good feeling!!
Maybe you could bling out your cane when you're 40! Ha!!

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Randomness

1. This morning on the way to school/work Carter was talking about how he could see something out of "the corner of his eye", and I explained to him how that was called peripheral vision which led to him calling it "riferal vision". Love it. I started thinking about what peripheral vision is, trying to wrap my brain around the concept of being able to see literally out of the corner of your eyes while seeing straight ahead at the same time. I drive myself crazy all the time by trying to understand things like this...just ask Ryan. For instance, how does pointing a camera at an object and clicking a button cause a image to be "recorded" and then printed out? Really? How? Am I the only one that thinks like this?

2. Last night was NOT fun. I had a "Come to Jesus" meeting with "The Teenager", Preston and Carter. It involved my voice having to be raised more than I am comfortable with and shedding a few tears...I can't even tell you the last time I cried because I can't remember. Teenagers are not fun. They think their parents know nothing, and they are entitled to everything. I was nothing like that....right? I had to get onto Preston and Carter because they have been arguing with each other constantly. Over everything. Stupid, silly things like who finished first, who has the most, whose toy it is....I.cannot.stand.it. I finally had enough last night, and I lost it on their precious little rear ends. I felt like I had been sent back in a time machine to my own childhood and had become my mother. I remember her saying to my sister, brother and I, "I cannot take y'all anywhere because all you do is argue!!" Pay backs really are a "you know what." This too shall pass...atleast that's what the Bible says.

3. Preston has a baseball tourney this weekend, and Monday Ryan and I are planning to spend the day at the pool with the kids. That.sounds.fantastic.

4. We are in the homestretch for the 2009-2010 school year...4 school days left. I can smell the sunscreen already.

5. The Soladay Caliventure is only 10 days away, and I have so much to do to get ready for the trip. I completely lost focus since the move but will take advantage of being kid free next weekend to finish up. It really is going to be such a fantastic time for our family and a much needed getaway to kick off the summer. Awesome.

6. I watched the Real Housewives of New York from last week on DVR yesterday. What.is.up.with.that.Kelly.chick. Did she really just have a mental breakdown on television? It was almost uncomfortable watching. All they all crazy?

7. Preston beat the pants off Ryan in Scrabble on Wednesday night. I think he might be a little genious.

8. I will dearly miss seeing Carter and Preston at school every single day next year. I will miss being called "Mrs. Soladay" in the hallway by kids whom I have never met but know me just because I am a teacher in their school. I will miss the kindergarteners saying, "Hi, Carter's mom!" when I walk through the cafeteria. So many things I will miss.

9. I have done my usual end-of-year check up with all four of the boys' teachers to briefly find out if they are finishing their grade level where they should and what would be something we could work on with them over the summer to keep their brains from turning to mush over the next 3 months.  Austin did well on all the TAKS tests (math, reading & writing) this year, getting commended in writing, and has made it through 7th grade. I really think a fresh start at a new school next year will be a good thing for Austin. School has never come easy for him, and he's realizing that he will have to put forth a little...or a lot...more effort to be where we all know he can be.  Preston finished strong as he usually does and continues to love school.  Trysten has made so much progress this year, and we're super proud of him. Way to go, T!! His teacher gave us some ideas of and sent home some things we could do with him over the summer. I cannot believe Carter is almost done with his first year of school. It's hard to imagine him as a first grader! His teacher said he is finishing the year well above where a kindergartener should be, so very we're proud of him as well. We'll make sure he's reading all summer, so all his hard work continues to pay off. He absolutely bloomed this year and has become so responsible with his school work, getting out his homework at night to complete and writing constantly. Makes a mama happy, and we're allowed to brag on our little guys every now and then, right?!

10. Yesterday in the car, Trysten and Carter had a discussion about the age in which a person usually starts needing a cane to walk. Trysten said about 65 and Carter said 40. I love listening to their perspectives on life, and according to Carter, I will be needing a cane in less than 5 years. Nice.

That's all I have!
Have a fantastic weekend, and a wonderful
Memorial Day!!!!

7 comments:

Stacey said...

40?! lol I remember when I thought 40 was old!
I agree, teenagers are NOT fun!

Carrie Darney said...

This is your blog and YES brag all you want about your kiddos! You should...they are good kids...even the Teenager. This is how they all act from what I hear so he is normal! Ha!

OK, on the periphereal vision thing (Sorry for the spelling Mrs. Soladay)...I think about that stuff ALL the time! Like outer space...it goes on forever, but it has to stop somewhere, but what's after that? Thinking about FOREVER is crazy to me!

Sara said...

You're entitled to lose it every once in awhile. Your boys are growing up so fast! And you and Ryan are such great parents. Kudos to you both for raising such responsible kids!

I remember thinking 40 was old too. Not so much anymore! 40 is the new 20, right?? :)

Have a fabulous weekend!

Dee Stephens said...

Kelly is on drugs. I'm convinced!

Sassafrass Jane said...

I like your randoms! Teenagers. Not looking forward to those years. Sometimes you have to lose it, right? I would (and will), too.
Love, "Hi Carter's mom!" This is my favorite. I don't have it yet, but I know I'll love it when I do. Last night at Sophia's softball game one of the younger siblings asked, "Are you their aunt?" Awesome.
Can't wait to hit the pool this weekend! Have a great one!!

FROGGITY! said...

okay, let me first say that kelly on nyc is the weirdest, yuckiest person i have ever seen... shudder. i think the b is crazy!

not much longer til your vaycay?! i am jealous. rock on!

i can't even begin to fathom teenager-hood... eek!

The Rand's said...

Kelly from RH is crazy. A real lunatic if you ask me!
Glad your kids did so well in school. Always a good feeling!!
Maybe you could bling out your cane when you're 40! Ha!!