Monday, May 31, 2010

May 31, 2010

Happy Birthday to my wonderful, loving husband! Hope you had a great weekend of fun! Back to work tomorrow...haha! I love you!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Just Cannot Believe It!!

Yesterday, Braydon was pretending that he was typing on David's laptop (the one that no longer is in use). All of a sudden David decided to put the battery pack onto the computer just to see what would happen. We never attempted to start up the computer after getting it back from Toshiba since they said they were not able to help us out. So he popped in the battery and, voila...the bios password had been removed! Somebody at Toshiba must have felt sorry for us and repaired it! Yeah! David was soooooo excited that he didn't even know what to say or do.

I will leave you with his quote, which made me laugh....big time!

"Oh....Mom, I am just in a moment of extreme splendor!"

What a kid! I wouldn't have him any other way....

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Today's Lunch Prayer.

Soooo cute....Braydon's little prayer today at lunch was so simple and pure. I just had to share it!

"Dear Jesus, Thank you for this day and bless this food to our body. Thank you for all you have given me even though I am sassy sometimes. Help us to have a safe day and please help Mommy have a good day so that I can play my new game tonight and thanks for letting Pepa return my phone call so Jesus Name, Amen."

Afterwards I told him how much I really enjoyed listening to him pray like a big boy and he says to me, "Oh yea, well wait 'til're gonna go crazy for that one!"

Always the comedian!

Please pray with your children is the best weapon you can arm them with! Parental protection CANNOT do it all!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Reading Advancements!

It is so exciting to see your little one start to read! Braydon is getting much better daily and he is starting to try and read things other than just school stuff!

When we were out yesterday, he read, "meat", "fresh", and "truck"....all without prompting from us! We haven't even studied words like that yet!! Way to go, buddy! In the store, he did try to take on "rotisserie", bless his heart, but was not quite as successful. It was a great try though! It took a lot of courage to try a big word like that, so we told him that he should keep trying those big words and he assured us that he would!

I was really nervous about teaching Braydon to read, but it really hasn't been that bad. I think it was just knowing that it is such an important part of school and I am solely responsible for him learning it....kinda scared me! I didn't have to teach David to read.....he was hyperlexic, so I had no previous experience! We are making it though! Woo Hoo.

Good job, Braydon....keep it up!

School Year Coming To An End!!

It's here! The end of the school year.....YES! I don't know who is happier, the kids or me!

We had a great time last week at a nearby amusement park for an end of the year bash. The eldest of the children has become quite the dare-devil with the LARGE roller coasters! I hung around most of the day in the kiddie section with the five year old, we had a lot of fun together as well. (I will have to admit that I wanted to ride some big ones too!...but that's ok) He wanted to ride the only roller coaster he was big enough for, but when we finally made it there, they had closed it for some reason! He was a little bummed, but we had some dippin dots and it made it all better...ha! He wanted to ride the enormous coasters as well, but the height restrictions stopped him....he has NO fear at five....what am I in for???

I think we should be done with school by next Friday, the fourth (David's birthday...big 14).

On the menu for tonight: Teen Court, Talent Show/Awards Ceremony, and a Pitch In.
Tomorrow: Braydon's last T-ball game of the season and NO DRIVING far away!! YAY!

Come on summer.....

Monday, May 17, 2010


Just a catch up on some Smith happenings as of late:
  • Went to home school convention this past weekend and we are still stuck deciding on Abeka Academy Online or Bob Jones University, both very strong programs! Giving that one to the Lord!
  • Vehicles broke down, bought a new one....51 mpg! Woohoo!
  • Trying to get accepted into an Aspergers neurology program in Dallas.
  • I haven't beaten my husband anymore in his of yet.
  • Finishing touches for end of school stuff.
  • T-ball.
  • Newly gluten free child...with improvements!
  • Anxiously waiting for upcoming vacation in October.
  • Travelling to Indiana to see family in a few weeks.
  • Husband's b-day is very soon!
  • Pool is ready, waiting for opportunity to jump in!
  • Braydon is reading better and better each day.
  • David is finishing up Algebra, Science, History and Spelling in the next couple weeks. He is finished with Health, Spanish, Grammar, Poetry and Literature for the year. He has read 40 books (just for school). That doesn't count the books he reads on his own...who knows what that count may be???? Since there is not very much curriculum left for the year, the school days get shorter and is soooo nice! I am so proud of his academic advancements this year!
  • David is currently memorizing the Gettysburg Address.
  • Braydon is currently memorizing the 4-H pledge.
  • Attended the Spring Sing for David's Teen Formal a couple of weeks fun!
  • Busy, Busy, Busy.
  • Visited Pediatric GI for David, and all things looked fine...meds for six more months and then we are going to back off meds to see if condition was caused from the irritation in belly by the peptic ulcers. Praying this is so, chronic reflux is not the most fun for kiddos!
  • It's hot here!

It has been a crazy few weeks! We have made it through with the help of prayer and faith. Thanks to all that was praying for us!