Monday, October 13, 2014

Life with Reese

Man! These last few weeks have been packed full of crazy! We are non-stop. Hence, the lack of posts and reflecting on life. I decided that I will do a post dedicated to each kid to to remember what has been going on with each of them.

Today is Reese.

After Disney, it was rough getting back in to the swing of things but Reese has been doing amazing at school. At least once a week her teacher was emailing me about Reese being “Super Student”. That is until she decided to come up with a different rewards system for the class. Reese’s teacher is a first year teacher so I think she is just trying to figure out what works. Now Reese comes home with things from the treasure box or candy jar. I am not exactly sure what kind of behavior system is working in class but I know Reese is behaving.


This is the quietest and most peaceful time in our house. Ha! Reese has at least 15 stuffed animals in her bed at all times.


One weekend Reese had Target homework where she had to SCAMPER ideas for a paper airplane. Those are the times I am so grateful to have Lance around to do homework with her. I had no idea what to do.

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The first weekend in October Reese and I had the chance to spend the night at the Tennessee Aquarium. I went in to it a little nervous about how it all would go but we ended up having a good time. It just took me all week to recover from the lack of sleep.

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Reese has also been playing soccer again this fall. Writing this post I realized we have not taken any pictures with our cameras yet…must fix that this weekend. She is doing really well though. She improves each week. However, she told us she doesn’t want to play anymore. Each fall, on the playground, all of the little girls doing football cheerleading do their cheers. Each fall, Reese says she wants to cheer. Once registration rolls around though she says she wants to play fall soccer so I don’t know what will actually happen next year. Her soccer coach pulled Lance aside a couple of weeks ago and told him we need to decide if we want to have Reese try out for a select team. Lance told him that Reese was saying she didn’t want to play any more and he said that was a bad idea. Ha! He said she has natural soccer talent and that she could be really good if she continued.

I just signed her up to play basketball this winter. She has been begging to play and she always goes outside to shoot baskets with our neighbor so we decided to make it happen.  We will see how that goes! Neither Lance or I know much about basketball.

I have recently learned (and I don’t know what took me so long) that Reese and I are complete opposites. I am not sure there is anything other than blood that we share. It is definitely something that I am learning and trying to grow through.

I am so proud of Reese. She is a great friend, wonderful student, and most of the time a sweet sister.

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