We will be leaving on Saturday. To everyone we have not had a chance to say goodbye to in person: Thank you for making our time in Vegas so much better for having the chance to have known you. Our house here is not even on the market yet so I know we will back to visit
To be honest with everything going on with the move and Connor’s little skull fracture, lol, I have had a lot on my plate. We went through three houses before finally having the third work out. We close on it on Thursday so I feel relatively safe in posting a picture or two of it. It is a ranch, with an awesome basement. Very Colorado looking, don’t ya think? At least that is only one set of stairs for Carter to deal with. We just got his old, yellow chair exchanged for a snazzy black one with red flames so that he will have one on each floor.
Two major fears have been conquered over the last week
- Connor went on the Canyon Blaster at Adventure Dome. He has never been on an upside down coaster. He really wanted to do it before we moved. I can’t believe our doctor let him do it with the concussion, but I knew if he said it was OK, there was nothing to worry about.
- Carter went to the movies!!! That was huge. It was his Father’s Day present to Bob. We saw Kung Fu Panda.
We move in less than two weeks. At this point, neither of the boys are happy about the move. Connor is going to miss all his friends terribly. He is not having an easy time with goodbyes and would prefer to skip them all together. Carter is more focused on the logistics of it all. Making sure all the bears have ‘moving buddies’ and such. He will not let the packers move his bears, that is a project him and I will do. Actually I am excited for it as we may finally learn how many he really has. Carters self esteem has been faltering lately, for lack of a better term, and I am not quite sure how to help him feel successful. He feels like everyone thinks Connor is so cool and he can’t measure up. I am not sure how much of that is normal little brother stuff but my heart breaks for him. It seems that he is a an age where the boys are all running, skating and climbing and he is feeling very left out. I have talked to him about trying to take some drawing and writing classes in CO but he doesn’t seem very excited about it right now. Hopefully, things will be better once we get there…
Con and I went to see the new Indiana Jones last week and that sparked a new interest in some ancient ruins. He has been watching shows and reading about Stonehenge. The movie didn’t specifically mention that area but for some reason, he is really interested in it. Funny how kids minds make leaps like that when you let them just wonder a bit. I love to watch that process unfold. We have had some great conversations lately about ancient societies and the meaning of life. You can tell he is getting older and his thought process is expanding to realize that, wow, *get ready for the shocker* the world may not really revolve completely around him. Fun stuff, truly! I am really enjoying getting to know this new him.
To all attendees of the SHEA Not Back to School Days at Disneyland….
We have added a HOMECOMING DANCE AND SOCIAL for teens ages 14-17 for Monday, September 15th immediately following the Talent Show and Private Party Dinner.
The Talent Show and Dinner has been moved to the Paradise Pier hotel ballroom. This was done at Disneyland’s discretion due to the nature of some of the talent being performed. But it worked out great because now we have a stage for the performers, better sound system, and a really nice arena for our dinner.
Disneyland is not charging us additional for this, however, they have allowed us to keep the ballroom after the talent show and dinner to have our teen social at an extremely discounted price. This is so exciting – a semi-formal dance just for teens!
Space is limited, and so is the time to order your tickets. If your teen is interested, please place your order today at: http://sheadisney2008.eventbrite.com
If you have not ordered the dinner/talent show tickets, this is also limited on space and is a great way to show your support for those who are performing – they are afterall homeschoolers!
Thanks for your support and we will see you in September!
Southwest Home Educators Association