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尚豪在學校上的資優課程REACH
這學期有一個很大個Project
叫做 Brown Bag Presentation
Brown Bag就是用買菜購物用的紙袋
自己在裡面外面都裝飾,然後發揮自己的想像力
一個人選一個人物對象來研究,然後介紹給全班同學

這個功課對於小一的弟弟
其實不是太容易,
因為要research找資料
還要把資料融會貫通
然後還要想要怎樣來介紹。

我們很早就選好一些人物,讓老師來圈選

結果,是揚名中外的華裔音樂家,馬友友




馬友友對媽媽我來說,是有特別的感情的。
當然因為我是音樂班長大的,從很年輕就很崇拜馬友友
他很英俊,大提琴拉的沒話說的動人,最重要的,
是他是近代唯一一個世界知名的華裔演奏家。
好像大家都聽過他吧。

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週六早上是弟弟的寫生比賽
說實在的, 我根本就不想去..因為天氣還是很冷阿..
一大早的, 一家五口去公園吹冷風...真的是瘋了

可是弟弟畫畫老師希望大家都去參加
就算是一堂課了
拜託, 老師你也太混了..
一堂課要很多coco的耶..

爸爸說, 去吧去吧..
去玩也好阿
(os: 誰要去玩阿..我們想呆在家啦)

我們慢慢的吃完早餐
到公園, 比賽已經開始45分鐘了
弟弟有點兒生氣
他說, 我的時間比較少耶..怎麼畫完

兒子, 拜託你, 要是真的要在這畫上3個鐘頭
你還是把老媽我殺了比較快..

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今天風和日麗.天氣無比的美麗
接完哥哥放學, 大家在前院先吃一枝巧克力冰棒先





妹妹吃的臉上花花,像個小花貓





妹妹說 "不要吃我的啦~"




哥哥從側院拿出弟弟小時候的小單車..

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尚豪生日那天爸爸出差不在家
所以幾天前我們就提早慶祝.

這是尚豪和尚傑等了快3個月的禮物
我們暑假就買了,
但是和兄弟們約定好,
要到尚豪生日才拆封
兄弟倆常常跑去看他們的禮物
媽媽很驚訝他們真的可以等那麼久
真是訓練耐力的好方法

遙控汽車, 在還很空曠的sunroom玩最適合啦~




上星期天, 我們自己做蛋糕給尚豪
這是cheesecake
兄弟倆從頭開始就幫忙作
大家都好開心哩


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My dear boy, Timothy,
Today, you turn 7 years old.

How fast time just flew by,

I can't believe the sweet baby boy that just came out of me
has become a fine young 7 year old boy.

Before you were born,
we loved you with all our hearts,

Your coming to this world has brought so much joy to our lives.

You have been the best companion to your big brother, Jacob.
You were always by each other's side, with all the laughters, tears,
you truly are the best friends there can be.

You have always been mommy's boy.
The most handsome and smartest little boy Mommy has ever laid her eyes on.

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上週五是孩子們這學期第一階段的結束
學校照例舉辦一個Party來慶祝一下,
我以前有時會去,
但這次剛好偷懶。。

接完他們放學,
哥哥說,
"Mommy, Timothy got an award~"

原來,
學校每一階段都會請各班老師
選出班上一男一女
算是品學兼優的吧
上台表揚一下。

去年第一個Party我家兩兄弟也都被老師選上
上台領獎。
文章在此。。

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尚豪從小就很愛畫畫,
也很有天份,
我一直知道他很愛畫畫
很小就可以一個人靜靜的坐老半天
畫畫

但是發現他畫的很好
是他4歲上preschool
第一個老師, Mrs. Phyllis
告訴我的.

 她說,她教小朋友幾十年,
第一次遇到這麼會畫畫的4歲幼童.
弟弟的細部肌肉動作顯然發展的很好,
加上觀察力很敏銳
又很愛想像,
所以畫的...

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昨天是弟弟跟Brittany最後一次游泳課,
從完全不會,
到會游自由式和仰式
弟弟在12堂課之後,
進步真的很多..

弟弟最喜歡游仰式
蛙式因為老師最晚教,
所以比較不熟練.

我還在考慮要不要讓弟弟今年加入
魔鬼金教練的訓練班,
怕他體力不夠
會上的很辛苦,
加上魔鬼金教練很兇.
愛大吼大叫..
........

Brittany老師身材曼妙,

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弟弟上了3次的 游泳課,
進步神速,
老師教他游自由式,他已經可以換2次氣,游一段距離了.



Britaney是我們社區游泳池的專任教練,
她還是個大學生,
暑假教小朋友打工賺錢.
我覺得她教的很好,
不像有些老師打混的利害,
她幾乎不浪費一點時間.



上個別課雖然貴一點,
但是進度快很多.

看來弟弟這個暑假可以學會游泳.
太好啦~~

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昨天去學校,跟弟弟的REACH資優班老師談談弟弟這學期的表現.
老師說她很高興教到弟弟這個小孩,因為弟弟各方面都令她很滿意.



她說她很驚訝的發現,弟弟是個很有創意(creative),而且邏輯很清楚(logical)的人.
She said she was very surprised to find Timothy being a child both very creative and logical at the same time.
通常她教過的學生只會表現出一種特質:很有創意 or 邏輯很清楚.
她說這表示弟弟的左右腦都很發達....
哈哈哈...頭腦壯壯的弟弟...

她把弟弟平常做的練習給我看, 叫我看弟弟的寫字很乾淨整齊..
對阿,我也很好奇,一樣是教2個小孩, 哥哥的字像是狗啃的...
弟弟的字...比媽媽還工整...


她說弟弟畫的畫,她在考弟弟入REACH資優班的時候, 就特別被吸引,
因為弟弟可以畫很微小的東西,卻是非常細膩(intricate)..
我回家還查了這個字的意思,因為不太確定..
intricate: having many complexly interrelating parts or elements (有很複雜,相關的部分和內容)

她說在這班上只有3個小朋友,弟弟幫他加入很多豐富的交流,
弟弟是唯一的男生,
但是
弟弟不會在意,
還很認真的學習.

Mrs. Swain還說,
弟弟是個很有責任感的小孩,
每次該帶的folder, 文具,作業,
都帶的很完整,不會漏掉東西.

下學期開始,弟弟會有一個新的Reach老師,
並且會和1~3年級的小朋友一起混合學習.
老師說弟弟會學更多,因為他有比他大的學習對象.
而且. 教學的內容會很多方面,
很深入的學習...

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Timothy has been going to art class for 1+ month now... his skills are advancing in a very fast speed...
I am amazed at how well he draws most of the time.
He is a very good little artist!!


A bridge



3D Apple & Banana(with shadows)


A fox and a bunny in the forest


A mule in the zoo


A mouse eating cheese.. and not being caught!! :)

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上星期, 接到RISD寄來的通知信, 說弟弟通過資優考試, 將會在接下來的6.5年 接受 REACH資優班的特別教育, 一直到小學畢業.



說真的, 我很高興, 除了一點點驕傲, 家里有個資優生, 主要是高興弟弟能學更多適合他的東西.

REACH 是我們Richardson學區辦的特別資優教育, 對象是 "Gifted" 小孩. 它特別強調, 是gifted, 跟talented 不一樣.
就好像我弟弟小時後唸的資優班, 主要是給智商比較高, 思維方式和別的小孩不同的. 不是聰明的小孩就有資格.

弟弟被REACH老師測試了好幾次,每次都是不同的方面。
弟弟的結果是這樣 :
                                                       District Qualifying Score                          TIMOTHY's Score
Teacher Rating                                 40/50                                                      47/50
Parent Rating                                    51/64                                                      58/64
Creative/Productive Thinking         95% or above                                        99%
Math Achievement Test                  95% or above                                        95%
Reading Achievement test             95% or above                                        97%
Reasoning Test                               95% or above                                        93%

6項中要有4項通過就可. 弟弟一共通過5項...真的不賴...

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在這一點過年的氣氛都沒有, 我們一家也什麼特別的都沒有做...

啊,倒是有趁著天氣回暖的週末, 去動物園走走.

德州天氣善變的, 像一個更年期的女人, 叫人無法捉摸, 它下一刻的變化是怎樣..
每天起床第一件事, 就是上網查溫度. 不然小朋友上學, 不是太熱, 就是太冷....真煩.


弟弟上了第一次的繪畫課. 弟弟從小就一直愛畫畫, 每天都畫, 畫的比大家都好. 主要是觀察力很敏銳, 細部肌肉又很發達..
這裡一個蠻有名的大陸老師, 想報名還得等waiting list.. 正好有一班有個空位,只是,這班已經學了4級(1年半)...
幫弟弟買好上課材料,週六第一次去班上看看。
弟弟興奮了好幾天,每天都在算還有幾天。
終於等到禮拜六。

哇,老師在教3D的畫法。立體的東西,還有陰影咧。。我暗暗想,拜託,也太深了吧。
因為妹妹吵,把拔帶我們先離開,順便去圖書館借書。

下了課去接弟弟,老師說弟弟下筆很穩, 觀察力又好,  可以上,沒問題。他會慢慢把以前的教弟弟。
看看弟弟學的,真的不一樣耶,一張圖立刻有主題有背景。

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Yesterday I went to the parent-teacher conference with Timothy(弟弟)'s teacher, Mrs. Huggins.

I was prepared to hear that Timothy is doing well at school, but Mrs. Huggin's words surprised me...

Here are what she said:
"Timothy is the highest on the list of all my students. He does so well, in all the subjects."
"Timothy is a leader, he is willing to help other kids"
"Timothy draws so well, he is an artist...everytime he draws other kids would gather around him to see how he draws and they say "I want to learn to draw like how Timothy draws" "
"Timothy has great behavior, he never gets in trouble. I never have any problem with Timothy"
.....


Mrs. Huggins also asked me what kind of preschool did Timothy and Jacob go to.. she was surprised it's only a church half-day preschool.

Mrs. Huggins asked me why I didn't let Timothy test to skip Kindergarten...
oh, I didn't even know there is such test in Richardson school district....
but I told her, I'd rather let Timothy stay with his same-age group kids.. don't want him to feel he is the smallest in his class.
I believe kids social skills(E.Q) is more important than academic skills...
I want him to grow in a very relaxed learning environment.....

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 My baby boy Timothy is no longer a little boy. He is now a big 6 years old!!
For his birthday cake he chose the character "Go Diego Go", so we went to Party city to buy the Diego candle and yesterday morning I went to Kroger and found this cute little cake.. with a little decoration, it became a favorite cake for Timothy.



Mommy also bought Timothy a soccer ballon.. since he really enjoyed playing soccer..



Acacia was very curious about the cake.. but she was a good girl she didn't touch it!!



aunt Cherie, Henna, and Tirzah were our special guests!!


Happy birday, our sweetheart!!



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 Usually I had to ask Timothy to read his homework... hooked on phonics. But last night he kept asking me, "can I do my homework now? I want to finish level 4 so I can start level 5". And I actually asked him to wait after I helped Jacob with his math homework. So last night Timothy read about 6 pages of the workbook as well as the last story book of level 4. He was VERY proud of himself!! And of course I was very happy to see him being so confident of himself.

This morning everyone got up super early. Daddy left the house at 6+am to the airport for his 2 day Houston business trip. All 3 kids got up at 7am, so after Jacob got out of the door Timothy wanted to read his level 5 workbook. After finishing level 5 in a month or so, his reading level will be at 2nd grade(8 years old). And he is only 5.5 and not even in Kindergarten yet!!! He sure is a very smart boy. We are all very proud of him!!

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......... HAHA!! It's Timothy in shower after swimming!



We want to take the boys swimming now especially in the winter, so they get some exercise and it helps Jacob's lungs. The water is not too cold, and the boys enjoy playing in the water. Well now Daddy is on business trip, we have to wait a few days. And I plan on enrolling both boys in swimming lessons, hope Timothy will do ok.. he is slowly learning to get his head under water!



This is what Acacia thinks about watching her 2 brothers swimming AND getting water on her face!!



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Timothy had his 5th birthday on Oct. 15. we celebrated for him by having a small party, we invited some children, and their parents came also. We made our own cake... a chocolate cake since Timothy loves chocolate. The cake was designed by the boys and had Disney Cars decorations. We all pitched in making the cake. Even Daddy decorated the cake after it's done. Timothy got a lot of toys... and he had lots of fun.I can't believe my baby boy is already 5. How fast time has flown by. I can still remember the day when he was born. I am grateful to this day because Jacob made me a mother, and Timothy made me a better mom. Now we have Acacia, life can't be better.


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 Timothy waited and waited.. and finally today was his turn to go to school. I took him and Acacia to visit his new teacher, Ms. Phyllis and his new classroom.. the classroom is a lot bigger than his old one, and there are even pets inside (2 gerbles and a fish tank). Timothy immediately started playing with the stuff on the table and didn't even have time to say goodbye to us. I was a little sad to not have Timothy with me during the morning but he seemed to enjoy school so much. I then took Acacia to Target to return some stuff and it started raining cats and dogs... so we had to stay inside shopping for a while She did really well, except pooping once and having to nurse once. I bought some ham and a lettuce so Timothy can have sandwitch at school tomorrow for lunch.

Yesterday was the 1st time Acacia went to the Lord's day meeting. Everyone was excited to see her and I was so happy to go to the meeting hall after a one long month!! I didn't get to sit in  the meeting because Acacia was so busy feeding, pooping and crying so I stayed in the nursery for the whole time, but at least I got to see the saints!

Last night after dinner daddy me and the boys went for a walk(Jacob rode his scooter). It had just rained so it wasn't as hot... but I wore the wrong kind of shoes(sandles) so I couldn't walk as fast as them. Timothy kept calling me "mommy, are you a fat pig? Slow poke?" and daddy was laughing ,.. and I wasn't really mad but a little upset that even Timothy feels mommy is fat... I am determined to lose all these baby fat somehow...  :)

I am going to take a nap now Acacia is finally sleeping... zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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 Now Jacob is in school, Timothy keeps saying "it's boring"... I know, the house is so quiet without Jacob. I try to find things for Timothy to do, like coloring. drawing, listening to stories, doing homeworks, watching a little TV, playing some computer... but he is still bored. I can't imagine people with 1 child, how they entertain their only child. I am surely glad my boys have each other as companions.

These 2 days it's been hard for Acacia to fall asleep and stay asleep during the day. I am not sure why.. maybe it's because I am trying cloth diapers, and the pocket diapers I bought look so hot for this summer time. I am not sure if I like it too much. I will try a few more days then if I still don't fall in love with CD I will sell them all and just go with disposible diapers.  During the night Acacia still sleeps very well, only making noises when she needs to nurse or have her diaper changed. This is great for me, I am not sleep-deprived at all, I don't even need any naps during the day.

Daddy bought a new digital camera (sony T9) which is wonderful. He ordered it yesterday and I can't wait to receive in the mail so we can start taking pictures. My mom's digital camera which we were borrowing had some problem so we sent it in for repair, and ours stopped working last month for some reason. I think for a digital camera it has about 2 year life span in our household. because we don't stop our kids using the camera, we actually encourage them taking pictures because they are good at it and it's neat to see things through their angles.

I am 9 days away from finishing "sit month". I am starting to eat some regular foods(just less or no salt), and it's ok with me. I am actually a little tired of the meats I've been eating. I am also starting to drink more water. It's impossible to not drink water in this hot Texas weather!!

This morning Timothy's teacher, Miss Phyllis, came to visit him. It was at 11am and he was so excited the whole morning and kept asking why she wasn't here yet. Miss Phyllis read him a story " the hungry caterpillar" and asked Timothy to draw 2 pages, and took 2 pictures of him and we chatted a little. T can't wait to start school.. and it's still almost 2 weeks away... I think very soon I will start taking him out, maybe to the library or something so he doesn't feel so bored at home.

I am pumping a lot less now. Usually only 2-3 times a day.. and for a few minutes each time, only to relieve engorgement since Acacia still only feeds on 1 side each time. It's amazing this time around I didn't get any bleeding, cracking breastfeeding. Overall having my 3rd child has been a lot easier than my previous experiences, almost in every way.

I can't wait to start yoga again and getting back to some shape. I still have this flappy tummy and all these extra pounds to lose. Maybe next week I will start going.. and T can have some fun in the child center, but I want to leave Acacia home with my mom so timing will be the key..  we will see. Acacia still hasn't had any bottles and she absolutely doesn't want to take the pacifier... she only loves mommy !!

Jacob said his new teacher "很兇", because one girl in his class kept saying bad things and wouldn't follow instructions. And also they don't have rest time anymore because now they are older. I hope he has a good learning experience this year with this teacher, because last year he really enjoyed his teacher. Daddy said his new classroom is a little smaller and most of the kids in his class are not caucatians. Which is fine and good actually because he will be exposed to different kinds of people and learn to get along with different cultural backgrounded people.

Next Friday we are going in to get our "fingerprints" done for getting citizenship. We are amazed how quickly the process is moving and how lucky we are.



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