Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summertime....

Let's see, where are we now?

Homeschool

Scraps is Summer Schooling for homeschool.  It was kind of his own fault.  He has been fighting and arguing about doing homework many days.  He was told if it was going to be a problem, he would be schooling year round.  So that is exactly what we are doing.  We have eased up on the math and science since he has a good grasp on that, but he was struggling a little with his reading and writing, so that has been our summer focus.  Our library's summer reading program helps with that also.  For every 5 books that he reads, he earns a prize. 

 Our Pizza Hut closed, so there isn't a Book It! program here anymore either, so we've started our own.  For every book he reads to me or to Dad, he earns 1 point.  Every chapter book we finish (with me reading, of course) he earns 5 points.  He can cash in 10 points for a sheet of stickers or a matchbox car.  Or he can wait and cash in 25 points for a bigger prize like a Ninja Turtle action figure or a monster truck.  It seems to be working so far.  So far we've read Because of Winn-Dixie and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.  We are currently reading Bridge to Terabithia.  Whenever we finish a book, we watch the movie too.

Since Beau is home, we're doing something similar for her with reading too, except she has to read the chapter books on her own and I am assigning her books to get her out of her comfort zone.  She also has assigned reading from her summer book club at the library.

Cystic Fibrosis

The boys are doing well.  Scraps has gained almost 15 pounds now with his feeding tube - and he hasn't even had it for a whole year yet!!!  Since he's been eating so well, we haven't been hooking him up at night as often for feedings.  If he starts having attitude issues or saying he's always hungry, we hook him up again.  Per his doctor's request, we're on 3x per week.   Chubbermonkey just got his vest a couple days ago so now his treatments are easier to do.  He and Scraps do their treatments together so Chubbers can see his big brother modeling for him.    It doesn't always mean it's easier, but it helps.

Life

It seems like everything is always so busy. It's almost the 1st of August already.  Summer flies by so fast.  We've been so busy with swimming lessons, baseball, a day trip to the Grotto of the Redemption, going to the pool, gardening, doctor and dentist appointments, TOPS meetings, cleaning and attempting to purge, and a million other things.  It seems like no matter hot much I try to keep up, I just can't quite do it, let alone get ahead.  So for right now, I'm going to just enjoy the ride and see where it takes me.

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