I also hear some of you saying, "If you cared so much why are they in public school in SC?" Honestly? We live in a good district. There are lots of programs with lots of opportunities for the girls. Big Al has taken Latin in middle school, and is currently taking Algebra I in 7th grade. T-Rex is part of the pull out math/science program for high achieving kids in her school, and Cheesie is in a math/science magnet program designed to integrate more opportunities for kids in our school. So that left Blondie..... turns out even with brain surgery, she has the ability to pull her weight too, and we found that out today with interims. Children in our district don't begin to get traditional grades until 2nd grade, and when I pulled Blondie's up on the computer I was SO PROUD!A's in Language Arts and Reading, and a B in Math.
The Charlie Brown moment happened today when I saw those grades too. My Dad (Charlie Brown) used to sit the girls down at the table every quarter and pull out the wallet, and shamelessly pay the kids for their grades (NEVER did he do this while I was growing up). Now, technically we are only halfway through the quarter, but I wanted to reach for that phone and call him up - we did let her tell grandma though. I can almost hear him saying, "WAY TO GO ABS!" He would be proud of her too.
If I can get to it tonight, I'll post some of the video and pics Brian took today from therapy. She is really getting strong with that left arm, and I was pleased to see some new exercises in PT. Check out the Rasmussen's page.