Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Spring

Spring is here!!!

We spent Good Friday at the park, and had so much fun. It was a great warm, sunny day and since Steve and Ryan were both home we decided to go to the park and enjoy it.

The baby made a new little friend named Lisa, and I think maybe his dad's Asian (girl) adoration was passed down. James doesn't usually pay too much attention to other kids, but he followed her around and just kept looking at her.

We attempted to fly Ryans big kite that Steve bought him after we were married, but for some reason it wouldn't fly. It seemed as though everyone had kites up in the air with the little tail streamers, so I went to the Wal-mart right down the road and bought 2. They were $1 and were really cute. Needless to say they flew and flew. Ryan's did so well that he was able to sit down on the bench and fly it.

Other than that the weekend was pretty uneventful. Ryan doesn't believe in the Easter Bunny anymore, but still enjoyed what the bunny brought, and James loves his little bubble mower.

Spring break from school comes late this year and we are planning on doing the family thing. We'll be driving up to WV for a few days, and I have to say that I am more excited than I thought I would be. It has been over a year since I have been home, and really need to go. Then we are heading towards Steve's parents for a few days. Ryan is ubber excited to see his cousins from Steve's side.

Ryan spoke to his dad last week. We'll see how this turns out, but he is now starting to call with some sort of regularity and Ryan is enjoying it. Ryan wants to go to WV for summer break and his dad told him that he will be moved back there by then, and wants to spend lots of time with him. Hopefully this will work out. Come'on powers that be, Ryan needs this and please allow him to have it. For once. He has been through so much with his dad, and I am just hoping that he doesn't get his heart broken again.

His school issues are more with his teacher than things going on with his dad. He told us at the start of the year when we got his assignment that the teacher did not like him. No idea what put that into his head, but we didn't ask for a different teacher and now I wish we had. Ryan was reading on a 5ht grade level when he went into the class, and has never gotten a B before. Now he is only on a lower 4th grade level and his report card before this one was all B's and a C. This one was all A's and a B, but we really pressed him. They write slips for their disciplinary actions. What that means is anytime they have to be called down for something they have to fill out a slip outlining what they did and what will change. There was a time when Ryan was writing like 5 a day. Some of them were for stupid things like not paying attention in class while picking up his pencil of the ground. Really.
I have talked to his teacher and she feels he is not working to his potential. I tried to explain that his potential was much higher before her class, and that tells me something is wrong with her class. The final straw was when Ryan missed a day because he was sick to his stomach. The next day he felt better so I sent him to school. When he got home he was crying and saying that he was sick in school. I asked why he did not call home, and he said after asking his teacher 3 times to go to the nurse he just gave up because she wouldn't let him go.

I called her and she said that she didn't think he was sick, and that since she is the response person she has a thermometer and such in her class and he didn't need to go. I told her that she is to never do that again. That if my child is sick to allow him to call me, among the many other choice things I said. Since then his grades have came up and there aren't any slips. I am debating on which to do first...laundry or clean the kitchen? However I really need a nap.

Oh and I have started walking. I really have some weight that I need to lose. I have never stressed about my weight, but I have gained like 40 lbs since we got married...and I cannot stand not being able to wear my clothes, or not liking pictures to be taken. SO I have to lose some of this extra baggage. It is really taking a toll out on me and how I see myself.

Happy Spring!!!!!


Brad said...

If you have the time when you're in for a visit, I'd love to see you. It's been a long time. =)

Syren said...

Ummm Brad? Is this Brad C?

Brad said...

Indeed it is. =)

Syren said...


Of course...we would love seeing you, you still gotta meet Steve. I'll send you a message on myspace to let you know what dates we will be in town.

~Nutz said...

The kids are growing so fast!

*crosses fingers* that Ryan's dad does what he says he will.