Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Flu, Flu, Flu go away!!

Dylan is feeling better today. Katrina came home not felling well at all. Dylan did a little bit of school, but not much. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.
Since everyone was ill, I decided to clean up my scrapbook room. I organized most of it. Time to get rid of some things and make room for the new.
Not much to blog about today.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Life in the Fast Lane

I haven't blogged since October. Wow. So much time has flown by. Hard to believe that it is already (in 1 1.2 hours) March 2011.
Life in the Perry house has been hetic.
Dylan has had the flue the last couple of days, so not much school work is getting accomplished.
We did watch some shows I have taped on Science channel and History Channel. He is really into guns right now. He watches shows on them and can tell you many facts about them. It should make his history class more interesting, because we can research the wars and guns used.
One suggestion from his ADHD is not to make him do a full worksheet of Math problems. Quality over Quantity is their slogan. So I have tried this and it works awesome. I make him first tell me how to solve what we are working on. If he can tell me each step and does it correctly, I will have him do odd or even problems. I can't believe the difference it has made.
We have been able to skip 3 chapters in Math because he knows it!! yahooo!!!!
Writing is still a very big struggle. We are doing writing class with a group, but it is still very hard for him. I have to really help him with it all. I have even tried letting him write research papers on his favorite guns, but it is a struggle. I know that he will eventually get it. But man, some days its tough.
I have let him make a comic strip for history. He has to show one important event from the chapter. So far it is mostly pictures, but I am hoping he will add captions soon. He is very good at art, maybe a graphic novelist in the near future!!! He would make History interesting for the kids who hate it!!
Dylan is still doing Derby and raced this last weekend, he placed 5th in the morning race and 1st in the afternoon race!!
Katrina is applying for colleges and loves public school. She is always trying to talk her brother into going!! I love teaching him, so I hope he doesn't let her influence him!!
That's all for now, I need to spend a day catching up on everyone else!!!
Take care and God bless!!!!

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Wow I can't believe I haven't blogged

Life sure does get busy.

Trina is now a senior and busy with school. She is still finishing up three courses on FLVS and it is a great big push to get her to stay on pace. She is so far behind, that she can't see the end of the tunnel at all.
She now has her license and a brand new car. Had I known that the insurance would be out of this world, I might have re thunk the new car, but it has some great features. Like On-Star for a year, all the air bags and not dealing with the previous owners troubles!! Who cares that we will never get out of debt.

Dylan is enjoying homeschooling. We are doing things differently and it seems to be working!! Spelling we are taking a different approach. We are learning it from ABEKA and it's from the roots, prefixes and suffixes. At the same time, I am using "English from the Roots Up". I pick the root woods that coincide with the spelling words and he does a couple worksheets with the English from the Roots up series. I am teaching spelling by syllables and not phonics.
I had Dylan tested and was very surprised to find he has a non-verbal learning disability and ADHD. They recommended more medicine and public school. I said no way.
I am trying different learning styles on things and it is working.
One thing is for math, he can use the calculator or his multiplication chart. He has excelled so far. I make sure that he understands exactly what we are trying to accomplish.
One of the suggestions from the testing was that he not write as much. SO I make up all the notes for him to study from. I do make him do his own science notes, but he does them on the computer. I have also let him use his notes for a test to show him how he sometimes missed key information.
enough for now, will try to post more regularly and post pictures of Trina with her new car.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Is it really June 16th???

Well life sure does happen quickly!!
Katrina has enjoyed and hated her year in public high school. She did pass 11th grade and is a Senior. She is counting down the days until she can leave this house. It is so very sad that she hates it so much. I know it's part of the process of growing up, but hate that she hates us all.
She won the Local in Soapbox Derby and we will be going to the World championships in Arkron Ohio again. This is her last year for it, she has aged out, and I am excited for her. Dylan raced last year in Akron and placed 3rd in the World Rally Super Stock Division.
Dylan is doing fine, a bit behind in school but plugging along.
My dh has been very ill. He has an immune defieciency and has to give himself vivoglobin sub contanious injections every week. So far he doesn't feel alot better.
Will write more later, dd is outside in a lightening storm. stupid girl.

Friday, March 05, 2010


Yes, I am alive, just no time to blog. My laptop had to be repaired and lost all saved information. Will need to get back on track.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Life comes up on you FAST!!!

I haven't blogged since February and boy have we been busy.
Dylan broke his femur in half and had to have surgery. March 17th 2009. He had to stay off his leg for 8 weeks. When he finally was able to start slowly walking, he complained his ankle hurt. So we trudged back to the Doctors and sure enough he broke his ankle also!!! He is such a trooper and hasn't complained at all. We do have to have surgery to remove the rod, we will find out on Monday when that will be. He broke his femur on a playground toy called the saddle spinner. Please stay away from them!!!
We went to Dallas Texas for Katrina's Acting. She had alot of fun and meet many new friends. We are currently working on getting an agent. We have a talent scout working with us. It is very exciting.
In July, we traveled to Akron Ohio for the World Championship Race in Soapbox Derby. Dylan placed Third in the World in the Superstock Division. He received a $500 college Scholarship.
How exciting that was!!!
I promise when I have more time (in my dreams) that I will post some pictures.
Katrina has decided that homeschooling is not for her. She is too much a social butterfly and missed being with other people. So she is currently enrolled at a local public high school and is loving it!!!
Dylan is continueing to be homeschooled. It is pleasant without the bickering with Katrina.
We seem to get so much more done!!! Even housework runs more smoothly!!!
I will try to be better at blogging, while I haven't comment on the many blogs I follow, I am trying to at least catch up on everyone's lives!!
Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Yes, I am still here

I am so sorry my blogging friends, but I had a horrible cold. It left me cranky, tired, whiny and tired. I barely made it through the school day, let alone cooking, blogging etc.
Florida was cold, now it's hot again.
School is still going on, with alot of crying, whining, screaming (by me of course) and just plain wanting to give up.
Trina has decided to go to public school in August. Now if I can just get her to finish up what she has started!!!!
Dylan is having a hard time with all the writing, spelling and math. I really am fed up with it all.
Other than that we are ok. Life is passing by quite quickly and I never find the time to do everything that needs to be done.
I haven't even had the energy to read my friends blogs. I will try to catch up with you all.
I hope everyone is staying warm and doing okay!!