yesterday as i was getting in the shower, i realized that i had a nasty little tick on my leg, above my knee. i'm sure he latched on while i was at her school, i just didn't notice it until the next day. danny tweezed it off for me. that's the first one i've ever had. alanna has already found two on her this year... i guess it's gonna be a long tick-filled summer. yuck!
alanna took her eog's (end of grade tests) last week, and we got her scores this week. all A's! and all 4's, her language arts score was a high 4, which is pretty much the same as an A+! she sure is a little smarty pants. we also got a letter from the school system stating that she will be enrolled in a different middle school for 7th grade. she is not excited about this news, she doesn't want to leave her new friends from this year. but i've heard good things about the new school. and i'm sure she will adjust fine. she makes friends easily. there are only seven school days left of sixth grade. wow, this year went by fast.
last night marked two weeks of me attempting to get malcolm to sleep in his crib. the first few nights, he did great, slept like 7 or 8 hours in there without stirring. but then he started to wake up after only two hours. and so this last week has been a few hours in the crib, and then a few hours in bed with us. it sucks. and he is still staying up until 4 or so. i'm running out of steam.
alanna got him up this morning at 10:30, and let me sleep for an extra hour. i'm hoping that while she is out of school for the summer, she can help me get him up earlier. it's so hard for me to get up with him at 9 or 10 am, after we just went to bed at 5 am. i'm too exhausted in the morning, and i can't think straight. wish us luck.