Spicer was out of school today and we had some major cabin fever!! So we ended up meeting a long time friend and son and her hubby at Mr. Gatti's. Spicer had a blast. I am so glad I was able to see Becca and her family. That is a fourth generation of friends starting with Becca's grandmother Edna Lynn and my Grandmother Mary Sue, then my parents and her parents friendship, then my friendship with her and her sisters, and now I hope between her son and Spicer. How cool is that?
I picked up Spicer today. It was so pretty we decided to take the Trace through LBL. Spicer informed me durring are drive, "Look all around you mommy! Everything is WILDLIFE." I love you Spicer!!!
As I have blogged about before I get knots in my tummy when I drive to Kidz Company to pick up Spicer. I worry that he will have had a rough day. These days my drives are not near as worrysome. He has been doing pretty well these past few weeks. But he was on Spring break all last week so I was worried. I had decided I wouldn't be too hard on him since he was returning from a long break. I crossed my fingers, took a deep breath and headed in the school. "Mommy I had a great day and everyone loved my backpack!!!! I got everything to my classroom!" I was so happy. I gave Spicer a big hug and off we went to get his prize and a free meal from Taco Johns. This morning he said he wanted to make 100%! I love you Spicer!!! Way to go!!!!
Tommy had to pick up Spicer from Kidz Company since I had a very long day yesterday and it would have been nuts for me to try to drive back to Murray. Tommy texted me as soon as they got in the car. Spicer made 83% and he said to, "Tell My Mommy I made 83%." Great Job Spicer. I am so proud of you!!!!
Spicer had a rough day Monday but Mrs. James noted on his report that he had really turned around his afternoon. So I really tried to stress how he should make sure to make Tuesday like Monday afternoon. The drive to Kidz company puts my tummy in knots. It get worried that Spicer will have had a rough day. I was even more worried yesterday since Monday had been so rough. I walked in the door and Spicer was playing with Legos. "Mommy I met all my goals!" He ran to me and I gave him a big hug!!! Not only did Spicer meet his goals but he made 90%. This morning when we were getting ready for School he said he wanted to make 100%. I gave him a hug and told him I just wanted him to do his best and I loved him no matter what. I love you Spicer. I dedicate the wonderful poem "Oh the Places You'll Go" to Spicer. Here are a few of my fav lines.
Oh! The Places You’ll Go!
by the incomparable Dr. Seuss
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
You’ll look up and down streets. Look’em over with care. About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.” With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down a not-so-good street.
Oh! The Places You’ll Go!
You’ll be on your way up!
You’ll be seeing great sights!
You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.
You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed. You’ll pass the whole gang and you’ll soon take the lead. Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)
Kid, you’ll move mountains!
So…be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ale Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!
Goody two, goody two, goody goody two shoes
Goody two, goody two, goody goody two shoes
I have no idea why but..... It is very hard to find cute boy's clothes and shoes. For what ever reason the fashion industry has decided to focus all thier great ideas on girls clothes. I am not the only one who shares this idea. Everytime I bring this up another mother with a son agrees with me. So I have to search high and low for cute clothes for Spicer. This usally means one of 5 places...... Goodys, JC Penny, Plaid Rabbit, TotNTeen, and Children's Place. Goodys is usally a last resort. They are very hard to find cute shoes and clothes but they also happen to be just down the road from my house so sometimes it is just easier. JC Penny is usally good plus I can order things I can't find in the store online and have it shipped right to the store. So that is a bonus. Plaid Rabbit is my fav of all since it is local and very cute. The funny thing is as long as you buy things on sale they are no different in price than any other place that sells boys clothes. I usally get a ton of comments with Spicer's clothes from here since they are just so darn cute. In the middle of Spicer's ARC meeting a few weeks ago one of the teachers stopped and asked me where I got Spicer's rain coat and boots. :) TootNTeen is in Paducah so I don't make it there as much anymore but still a great store. My grandmother used to buy our easter clothes there every year. It was a special thing for her to take me and pick out a dress. That brings me to a Children's place. I like them because they have great deals and really cute stuff. Plus fewer kids are likely to have thier stuff. So it is nice for Spicer not to have a cookie cutter look. And that goes for TotNTeen and Plaid Rabbit too. Sorry about that rant I just wish there would be cuter boys clothes!
Since Spicer has had a much better week I came to school and sat with him while he ate lunch. He was so excited. "We get to sit at the round table Mommy and we can talk!!!" he said. He ate most of his packed lunch and we talked about his day. When it was time for me to go he asked, "Can you walk me back to my room?" I asked Ms. Carol and she ok'ed it. Spicer gave me a big hug before I left. I told him how proud of him I was and he was off to Spanish. I love you Spicer!
Spicer had some very rough days last week and the week before but last Friday he had a great day and he has had several great days this week. Today he did great!!!! I really wanted to play this up so I tried to make this afternoon and evening a ton of fun. We started with a little prize from the Dollar Store, a cookie, the park, happy meal, and now we are watching a redbox. I am so proud of you Spicer. GREAT JOB!!!!!
Under the spreading chestnut tree,
Where I knelt upon my knee,
We were as happy as could be,
Under the spreading chestnut tree.
Spicer had his Spring Concert and he did wonderful today!!!! I was so pround of him. He stayed quiet when he needed to, he sang, he did all the moves, he was perfect!!!!! He waved really big when he saw me come in and smiled. We made a little system last night. I told him when I touched my nose I was letting him know he was getting a little out of hand. I only had to touch my nose twice and he snapped right to attention. I am so proud of you sweet boy!!!