Monkey's school had an award ceremony on Friday and she got two awards! One for perfect attendance and one for Top AR reading. We are all thrilled. I dont think she is having as much trouble reading as her other grandmother thinks. Her teacher told me she is smack dab in average for her grade. No she isnt reading as fast or on as high a level as my kids did but she is doing fine. She tries to read anything she sees. I have to attempt to keep up with her when we are driving because she will see a sign with words on it and attempt to read it and I have to figure out if she was right or not...lol. My biggest news is that Jamie is starting college!!!! We never thought he would because he messed up signing up for the GI Bill. Also working as much as he does and having a family makes it hard. However a few weeks ago he was out on a call and the guy happened to be a VA counselor. This man asked Jamie if he had been to college and Jamie explained about the GI Bill fiasco but the guy told him that if he had been enlisted after 9/11 then there was another GI Bill he would be eligible for. What amazing news! Jamie wants to move up into his bosses job when that man retires. Jamie will have the most seniority at that point and would probably be able to get the job anyway but now he wants to get an associates degree in business with an emphasis on administration. He will be eligible for this post 9/11 bill to pay his entire tuition, his books and he gets over $1200 a month just to go. Now he has to take at least one class on campus but the rest can be online...oh and he has to take at least 12 credit hours a semester. He has 36 months to finish. He can do that easily. Jamie was my most average child. No one expected him to make straight A's because that just wasnt him. He was a because student most of his life. What amazed us though was when he went into the military he aced all his classes. They taught in a way that made sense to him. Now he has the confidence to believe he can do anything fairly easily. Im thrilled!