Wednesday, October 3, 2007

PROUD MOM

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!

21 comments:

Alexandra said...

Congrats to Allie - that is a great award! It IS an honor, especially in this day and age when most kids are getting recognized for the BAD things they do. I am sure you all are proud Nancy! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Deborah said...

That is terrfic! Alie is off to a great school year already! Keep adding to that college fund, you got a smart one here! LOL! (and so darn cute)! TFS-Deb

reflections:0) said...

Congrats!

WOW! that is really great....


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Lori Barnett said...

Way cool!!!! I see momma in her :) Very nice picture of you all!

fran said...

Congratulations to Allie! She's a beautiful girl - give her a hug and tell her I think that's wonderful! (She'll be impressed, I'm sure!) She must get all this talent from her mom! That's a good looking family - where's Drew?

Dawn Easton said...

Wow! That is a huge accomplishment for Allie! Congrats to her! Funny how kids react to things but I think you hit the nail on the head when you said "teenagers" That pretty much summed it right up....lol

I'm happy to hear that you Mom is well enough to head home. I always like going somewhere but it's nice to get home too! Hope she continues on the road to recovery.

Sure hope things slow down a bit for you guys. You are always go go go!

Dottie K said...

Congrats Allie! That is a great accomplishment. She is a beautiful young lady. So glad to hear your mom is doing well enough to go home. I'm sure you'll miss her though. That is a great photo and scrapbook moment. :)

Tammy said...

WOW! What an achievement! Congrats Allie! I think her new hair cut is cute too, she looks even more like her Mom now! TFS!

Flossie's Follies said...

WOW, what a great Achievement for her, Congratulations.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Congratulations, Allie! That's awesome!

Diane (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

Congrats to Allie! What an honor!

Rhonda said...

You must be SO proud! Congratulations to her...and you! That's an amazing achievement (even if she doesn't think so, lol)

Amy said...

That's such a great award for Allie...and a proud moment for you! ;) How cute! I'm glad your mom had a good visit. So nice of you to be her right arm!

Rose Ann said...

Congratulations to Allie, for all of her hard work, and to Mom and Dad for raising such a beautiful, smart, and talented young lady. You have every reason to be the proudest Mom ever!

PAULA said...

Congratulations Allie! You're the Bomb!

Kathy Brown said...

Congrats to Allie, you and your husband.

Heather P. said...

YAY Allie! What a great accomplishment! She looks so much like you... :)

kathleenh said...

Congrats Allie! You have every right to be proud Nancy! We parents live for these moments.

Heather Summers said...

CONGRATS!!! You've got to be so proud of her accomplishments (and know it's a reflection on home as well!!!) I'm also glad you enjoyed the visit with your mom!!!

Corie said...

CONGRATS!!!

corinnesomerville said...

Wow....she's gorgeous !!! She reminds me of her mother :) Congrats to Allie !! Great picture !!! Definately a proud moment for all of you. Thanks for sharing such a special moment with us.

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Corinne