Sunday, October 25, 2015

Super reader

This weekend G got to participate in a Zombie v. Humans event at UF.  He got to use nerf guns and run around.  I'm glad he got to have that experience since we don't have any projectile toys. 

Last month was Stake conference and G was in the children's choir.  He sort of read Ender's Game while he sat up there.  P feels that G skimmed some.  Maybe.  He's such an amazing kid.

He's turning 11 this year and we're going to let him start reading the HP series.  We have some strong feelings about appropriate content.  And it's been a little hard to make G wait until this year, because he's such a good reader.  Sheesh, apparently we let him read Ender's Game though.  But we thought it would be cool for him to read each book as he ages, like HP.

This weekend we also went to the Friends of the Library booksale on Day 1.  So everything was "Full Price" and we spent a record $50.  It was cool to let each kid grab about 5 books.  G chose this Sports Illustrated College Football book.  G loves to read books about college statistics, or any other data set, and then quiz us on it.  He's a great kid.  I love him.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

50th percentile

G has moved from <10 a="" br="" effect="" lingering="" was="" which="">
from loosing 1 year of growth while he was going through
chemo, and this year he is 50%.  Wow!  That's pretty great
because for the last 5 years we've been concerned.  2 years
ago the Dr. told Phillip, "He's going to be 5'6"." and Phillip was
not thrilled.  So I've been putting applesauce in the pancakes
and feeding G "Cake" that was really banana bread.
  One day we sent some "cake" to school and the teacher
said "Oh this is just like the banana bread my mom used to
make!"  We had a little laugh about how that was such a funny
coincidence!  Inside I was terrified he was on to me.  But it
wasn't until about a month ago that he figured it out.  And now
he says he loves sweet potato pancakes because they are so
soft.  Win!


I wanted to make jam, and like always, I realized I didn't have quite enough sugar.  Rather than go to the store I asked G to calculate ...