Friday, October 12, 2012

Favorite Photo Friday ~ helping hand

the long road
for the past few years our trip to the pumpkin patch has turned into a trip to the pumpkin patch(es). we might go to one for the apples, one for the pumpkins, another for the corn maze and another for the apple struedel... all in a weekend! this year the Lil' Lady was really into it. She would jump around and put her hand on several pumpkins as if she was actually contemplating it's worthiness.
this one!
 no, this is the one!
 or maybe can i have two?
i have to mention our oldest who had his student led teacher conference last night.   
his enrichment teacher told us what a blessing he was in her classroom. she told us he'd really made a difference with a few autistic students who had previously been picked on by the popular kids last year.
she said they wouldn't talk in class or interact at all with the other students until our oldest partnered up with them. he sits with them and they laugh together and talk and she said the other day one of them even got up to participate in a class activity which totally surprised her.  
wow. this mama's proud. that's way better than any A, let me tell ya.  
i worry so much about their character. there may be a time when one of them struggles with math or can't read as many minutes as their reading log says they should but that's okay to me. i mean, if the good Samaritan had his nose in a book, maybe he would've passed the traveller on the road!! 
i would much rather hear a teacher say how they help without being asked or how kind they are to the other students as we even heard about Our Second last night at his teacher conference (the First Lady's is next week:) that makes me happy.
so as much as they pick at each other at home{because oh yes, they do} at least we know they have character.  
and at least one is a character:)
God is Good:)
{the way the Lil' Lady was lookin' sideways it reminded me of the Brady Bunch intro!}
  {on the way home}

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