Thursday, August 20, 2009

Happy in Utah

A lot has conspired in the last couple months. I will focus on the positive stuff. I have moved to Utah with the kids. I live at my daughters home with all of my kids (even the ones that moved out) and my super awesome son in law. I moved to Utah in the beginning of August and got the kids registered for school and they started officially today. Well all of them except Allyssa, she starts August 27th.

Ashtons comment today when I picked them up after school was, "I have the best teacher in the whole world". If they behave well they get rewards and one of these ultimate awards is to be able to read on a beanbag chair with the classroom pet resting on your chest (the classroom pet, Lulu which is a Bearded Dragon Lizard) I am not so sure I would want that as a reward, lol. Ashton says she is really gentle and all that she does is sit very still. She eats crickets like a frog would he says.

Travis says his teacher is a very nice guy too. They have a newer concept in seating. To keep the desks nice and neat, each day the kids get to pick a new spot to sit. So they never have the same spot, which means that they are not to leave anything in the desks. He keeps all his supplies and stuff in a cubby. His teacher is a young guy and likes to skateboard, and lots of sports (he used to teach snowboarding) and rock climbs.

Allyssa went in for her kindergarten assessment today and she did great. It was fun watching her though processes. She was asked to identify all the letters of the alphabet upper and lower case. She demonstrated counting and math skills. She was asked to write out a sentence the teacher verbalized to her (this was hard for her). I guess they have a full day kindergarten class and if they did well on the assessment they are considered for full day. My most favorite comment she made today when she was unsure of the answer was "that is kinda tricky". Her most favorite thing in her classroom is the small toilet in the girls bathroom that is within the classroom. She is most anxious for school to start.

Justin is excited about his classes he is a sophomore this year. His schedule is interesting he has A days and B days. Which alternate so he has 4 classes each day. When he first got his schedule he had to recheck it a bunch cause he felt like he was getting a easy load. But all of the required courses were on there and some of the fun ones he has are even meeting requirements.

Its very nice being in a state with pretty green lawns and trees. I really missed the seasons in Pahrump. I also really like living with my grandchildren. I know eventually I will have to move on, but I am enjoying every minute of this time.


Cami said...

So glad to hear this, sounds like the kids are adjusting really well!! We'll miss you out here, best of luck with everything Mindi!!

Kathryn said...

I love what Allyssa said. We are all missing you. I am glad that the kids like school. You are in our thoughts. Love you!

Linda said...

So as not to get too personal on this public blog, just know I love you and your family is in my thoughts and prayers. "Trust in the Lord and lean not unto thine own understanding, and he will direct thy paths." If I can do anything for you ...

it all adds up said...

I'm with you... I definitely would not want a bearded dragon hanging out with me! :)

I'm glad the kids are off to a great start... sounds like they are excited as well. That makes things easier.

We're thinking of you... hang in there!!!

Mindie said...

Thank you all for your love!