Thursday, January 28, 2010

LOOK WHO'S SPECIAL


We had a time for celebration tonight. Our oldest grandson, Keith, had great scores on new math concepts being taught. Keith is the sweetest child you will ever meet, but struggles academically. He is dyslexic and tries very hard to keep his grades up. His teachers are excellent and go the extra mile to see that his needs are met. Keith realizes that his younger brothers do not have difficulty reading and he becomes very frustrated. His mom called me after school and told how Keith grasped the new math concept being taught and we had reason to celebrate. I decided to cook his favorite meal and he could eat from the special plate.

Look at this sweet boy....smiles most of the time. Yes, he is eating his favorite. Chicken casserole, rice, peas, corn, and yeast rolls. Truthfully, Keith loves ANY food. When his youngest brother, Griffin, saw the "YOU ARE SPECIAL" plate, he wanted to know why Keith was getting to use it. We explained that Keith had the best day in his math class. Griffin quickly said, "Well, I didn't have silent lunch today." Perhaps that should have been reason to celebrate this accomplishment for him!

Here's Griffin and Zack. Griffin decided he would smile when he realized that I would make his picture also. All three boys are special and they will have their turn with the "Special Plate".

9 comments:

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

They are so sweet Sue, love the special plate idea too:)

Rondell

Darlene said...

They are all so cute! I LOVE the idea of a Special Plate. His special meal sounds delicious too! I'll have to try to find one of those plates to use for Lexi. It is so hard when children struggle with their academic skills and I'm so glad that Keith understood the new math concept. How FABULOUS!♥

Lorrie said...

Terrific job Keith! He definitely deserves the "special" plate for this accomplishment. What a handsome young man he is too!

I am laughing over Griffen's quick response about not having silent lunch that day! Kids are just too funny. I'm sure it was perfectly logical to him that no silent lunch would qualify for the "special" plate. His turn will come!

Judi said...

Hi Sue
Congratulations to Keith! How proud he has made you all and how proud he too should be. What a great way to celebrate.
All 3 grandsons are soooo handsome. Wonderful smiles...thank you for sharing your lovely boys.
come by and visit sometimes...I'm having a Giveaway...

Judi

StitchinByTheLake said...

What cute kids Sue - I'm so glad you celebrate with them. It's important to know that parents and grandparents are proud of us! blessings, marlene

Sharon said...

That is a group of really great looking boys! And such a special idea to celebrate with a special plate. Love it. May have to look for one of those plates for my grands. Glad to hear Keith got a special celebration; I know what it is like to have a "special" kid. I; know you've heard this but God gives speical kids to speical families.
Sharon

DaNella Auten said...

Grandmothers are special. Wow what a lasting impact you are having on those little fellas... Awesome. Brought tears to my eyes.

Amber said...

Mrs. Sue, I think I might have to use the Special Plate idea when we have kids! I love it! What a special relationship you have with all your grandkids; I hope they know how blessed they are to have you.

Mandy in Mayberry said...

He'll always remember this!