on thursday we were pleased to find out that alanna has been selected to attend an early college high school program at nc state university starting this fall. she will be going into the ninth grade (which is high school out here) and this program will allow her to earn both a high school diploma and up to two years of college credit at nc state university (for FREE) at the conclusion of this five year program. this is a brand new school, so alanna will be one of the first fifty six students in the county ever to have been given an opportunity like this. we are beyond thrilled! alanna... well she's not as excited as the rest of us, but we hope that once she visits the campus and then when the school year begins, that she will change her mind and realize what a wonderful and rare opportunity she has been chosen to be apart of. fingers crossed. i know how hard it is to start at a new school where you might not know anyone, but she will be fine. she is always good at making new friends.
let's see, what else... oh yeah, malcolm is almost completely potty trained! hooray! no more money wasted on diapers! we've been working on this since the weekend. saturday and sunday he had a few accidents at home, sunday and monday he also peed while at the park (which made him so sad) but he did really well while we were out running errands etc. and all day today he did not pee his pants at all. we even went to marbles, and drove to danny's parents house and back (45 min. each way), and he held it well the whole time. he is still using pull-ups at night, but most mornings it is dry, so we are making great strides and i could not be happier. i'm so proud of how big and smart he is getting. he's such an amazing little dude.
here are a few random photos from the week:
malcolm and i watched this buzzard (turkey vulture) enjoy a nice meal of roadkill on the street in front of our neighbor's house. it was pretty gnarly. he was definitely the largest wild bird i have ever been so close to, yikes!
r.i.p mr. squirrel :(
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