Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Ryan finally cought a break

Yesterday I finally got a hold of the head of the special ed department for the school Ryan will be going to next year.

Rusty and I had sat down and made out a list of questions. To my great surprise this teacher answered all of the questions the way we were hoping he would. Not only that Ryan had been recommended for a new program that they are starting next year!

The new class is called "life skills". The high school already has this class, and now they are starting it in junior high. The children in this class do not take "normal" classes. There will be no history or science. They only focus on stuff that will actually help them. Such things as learning how to count money, how to take the bus, how to wash laundry.

I am just so happy that Ryan will finally be able to get an education that will actually make a difference in his life.

Right now I have the house to myself, however everyone will be back tomorrow! So that gives me today to regain what might be left of my sanity.

I do have a lot of little things that need to be done today, so I will just continue to do everything one thing at a time.

Jake called yesterday to tell us that Nikki was going over to her new friends house. UMM O.K.? you guys are in Oregon! Why are you calling me to tell me all of this?

Ambers boyfriend Sam got accepted into the fire academy and he has a fire station that is sponsoring him. So now all of his weekend will be spent volunteering as a fire fighter. I am so happy for Sam. The only thing that I do not like is that the fire station that is sponsoring him is the one up in the mountain, which means if the mountain goes up then he will be fighting that fire.

Rusty has some very busy weeks ahead of him. He told me last night that he will be working late for the next two weeks and today he went in early. I so wish I could help him out.

We have ants again this year. I swear they built our house ontop of an ant hill! Last night I walked into the bathroom and the counter was moving. I am decided to just walk around with a big jug of that ortho home defense. I so hate ants!


plieck30 said...

This ant graphic cracks me up. It looks as if the ant is just lounging and enjoying life. lol Probably at your expense. Yes they are so annoying. We had them for a while then they just got up and left. Probably didn't like the fact that I don't cook much. Paula

sunnyside46 said...

I wish there was a school lke that here.I am a special education teacher and here the big push is for inclusion, which ,in my opinion, leaves the kids high and dry with no support. Oh, I could get on my soapbox and carry on about this. I beleive so strongly in teaching life skills and I did it for 20 years until our school board decided that all kids need the  same education.

seraphoflove9001 said...

Thats such great news about Ryan! :o) I wish they had things like that here. LOL...maybe Nikki is so used to letting you know where she's going? :o) Thats cute! :o) And good news also on Amber's boyfriend....and I hope and pray that the mountain doesn't go up! :o( I'm with you girl on the ant thingy....I so hate ants too! So far so good this year! Whew! :o) Good luck! ;o)

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gehi6 said...

I did  have to laugh at the graphic you found to illustrate your ant problem.  I lived in a little house once the ants loved, and I could never stop them from coming in.  I had to respect the ants' determination. I am glad about Ryan's new school program.  I hope it works for him.   Gerry

firestormkids04 said...

Great news about Ryan!  I would love it if they would start teaching my daughter those things.  She's not learning anything now.  Let us know how it goes.  Blessings,  Penny

lisa41076 said...

Kelli, that is great news about Ryan, good luck getting rid of those ants, Hugs Lisa

cgtperkins said...

That is great about Ryans new school next year!! I know you are pleased. He will probably do really great. Im a volunteer fire fighterso..........yeah Sam. How old is he? Good luck to him!!! Have a good evening.

springangel235 said...

So happy the teacher answered all your questions...Ryan will be fine...many hugs and love...

hsauls said...

I have noticed with Austin in special ed that they reach a stage where they start to realize that they don't want these kids to be a "burden to society" and start giving them life skills. Know what I mean?
There is hope! Nothing makes me happier than seeing someone helping my baby.... glad it's coming together!

am4039 said...

I hate ants too. I'm happy that Ryan is going to be getting the help he needs. Thats wonderful.

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))))I hate ants to.Bla.I get a few of them in my bathroom,but,in the kitchen yesterday,they was everywere,so,Dad bought some of them ant bate that looks like a home.LOL.I am glad you found a good school for Ryan.I wish they had something like that for me,because I was also in special Ed and I had some learning problems,with counting money and I have never learned how to ride the metro by myself.I hope Jake and Niki are having fun,but,also being safe.Have a nice day.

amyrangei said...

That program sounds great!                               Amy

deshelestraci said...

Where in Oregon is Nikki?  I lived in Portland and Silverton.  Love it up there!
I hate ants too.  Before we left my kitchen was overrun.  I left some traps out and of course it helped that I wasn't making any food in there.  They are gone for the moment!

helmswondermom said...

I am so glad they have such a program and that Ryan will be in it!