This morning John and I attended a breakfast and ceremony at Allie's high school in recognition of Allie being selected Student of The Month. She, and her co-section leader, were chosen by their band director for outstanding performance in the Fine Arts Department. Allie is a Co-Section Leader for the band's 21-member clarinet section.
We had received the invitation in the mail a little over a week ago. My mom and I had walked down to the mailbox ... you know how you open all the good and/or interesting mail before you get back to the house? ... well this letter was opened immediately, and we couldn't WAIT to get back to the house to show Allie. We were so excited to see her reaction! Talk about major disappointment! She read the letter, and acted like it was an everyday occurrence! Ughhh, teenagers!!!!
We tried to impress on Allie what an honor this Student of The Month thing was! I'm not sure exactly how many students are in her Junior class, but I know there are hundreds! Aside from that, there are 127 kids in her band and there are only so many months in a school year! I think she finally grasped the concept of the recognition this morning, especially when she realized that her band director (her fav. teacher!) was the one that had selected her! That's my proud mom moment for the day!
Notice Allie's short hair? (see her picture here in August). I love her new haircut! I don't think she's had it that short since she was a toddler!
I don't think I've shared any photos of my son, Drew yet. Hope to get some football shots this weekend to share.
I took my mom to the airport this afternoon ... she was here for three weeks. I so very much enjoyed having her here! Although we didn't do anything adventurous or exciting during her stay, we enjoyed each other's company and sense of humor (she "gets" me, and I "get" her!). I think she was more than ready to get home to some peace and quiet, away from our busy schedule! (In case you're new to my blog, my mom lives in Omaha, had surgery, and couldn't bend her right arm .... so I was her right arm!). I told her my waiting on her for three weeks was my partial payback to her for me being such a rotten teenager! Trust me, I totally owed her!