Thursday, September 3, 2009

Good/ Crazy Day!!!

Today was an interesting day. This morning at 8am I got the opportunity to present to the staff at my boys new private school (Upland Christian Academy) our new special ed like program. Most of the k-12 staff had heard little things about the program but did not really know or understand it. There had been some grumbling among some teachers mostly because they didn't understand what we were doing. But, after I presented to the teachers I was enthused that they seemed open and asked good questions. I then met with Owen's 4th grade teacher about Owen and what he needs in order to be successful and I was just thrilled about her teaching style as I think it will work well for Owen. I then had about 1 hour to get over to Target to buy all the boys school supplies and after $140 and still needing to buy the boys new bibles, I headed back to the school for our first IEP like meeting. The parents were running late so I had some time to speak with all his high school teachers and the principal and it went really good. All of the teachers were totally interested in working with this kid and were totally willing to make the accommodations necessary. It was just so great to see the teachers being so willing to work this program in order to help these kids. Once the parents arrived the meeting continued to go well and we all went away feeling GREAT!!!! I'm just really happy this program is going to work and that we have buy in from the teachers. That means tons because private schools are not usually willing to work with kids who struggle so this is awesome!

The crazy part is one of my court cases was going to trial tomorrow and was cancelled 2 days ago so it was put on the back burner. I got a call from the dad today and he informed me we were still going to court TOMORROW. So I called the attorney I am working for on this case and they decided that they were not going to trial but were attempting to settle so they were going to go ahead and meet and if it goes to trial then I will be called then. BUT, they need my report by tomorrow morning which I had not even begun since it was on the back burner. So, I got home from my busy day and had to sit down and immediately start my report which after 6 hours I just finished. I have to still fax it over but at least it is done.

So, busy day but a good day. Tomorrow is Owen's orientation where he gets to meet his teacher and then on Tuesday Ethan has his orientation for junior high and then on Wednesday, the boys officially start their new school. I'm really excited about this and the boys are as well. Ethan said to me at dinner tonight "mom, I like that you are really involved in my school. I wouldn't want to be a kid whose parents just drop them off and no one knows them." I thought that was sweet and I am so happy to be involved. I always have been involved in the kids school but when Mia came home from China it became really difficult because the boys school had just implemented a no sibling policy and I would have to get someone to watch Mia every time I went to work in one of their classes. With the whole bonding thing that was not possible so the involvement diminished. I'm just so thankful that I am able to now not only volunteer but help the school with my abilities. Just real happy about this.

Anyway, hope all is well. I will post hair cut pics soon. The boys look so cute!

Christy :)


  1. Sounds like you rocked it Christy! I wish we had a program like yours at our high school or in our district for that matter. I'm so happy that things are going so well for you!

    Have a great long weekend!

  2. Wow - Christy -- that is so exciting and cool that you can be involved like that. Have a great weekend! Can't wait to see your cute boys with short hair! :)


  3. YOU are AMAZING..
    Keep up the great work..
    I am ready for Oct.. to see you and the family..
    Love ya..