Okay, next up is the Baby Girl. Are you tired of hearing about her yet? Sorry, but I have bragging rights, don't ya know. Tuesday was Awards night for band, complete with a banquet. Well, the Baby Girl came away with the top award given to a graduating Sr.
"Since its inauguration in 1954, thousands of U.S. high schools have presented the John Philip Sousa Band Award to their most outstanding band student. The award recognizes those young musicians displaying superior musicianship, leadership, dependability, loyalty, cooperation, and other qualities of conduct which school instrumental music programs strive to impart. The Sousa award is the top nationwide prize in the school band field, both in prestige and appearance. It promotes the entire band by encouraging musicians to greater achievement and enthusiasm while providing an inspiring stimulus for potential instrumentalists. The handsome award reflects credit on both the band and the band director.
She was one happy kid! She also got the Concerto Competition Award; Master Musician Award; and a few recognitions for participating in different things thru the years. She will also be wearing a PINK cord on graduation day for participating in music and mantaining high grades as well as a GOLD cord for graduating with honors at graduation. She makes us proud!
Last night was prom night and I was a wreck. We haven't let her drive to the city before but she took a date who doesn't drive yet and insisted she didn't need us to drive her (can't blame her, but I was still a wreck). They had a blast and she was home 1 minute after her curfew! Whatta girl. Oh, pictures, you want to see pictures. Okay, here they are, the happy prom couple;I didn't do this thinking of putting it on my blog, I just thought it was neat when they were admiring themselves in the door window. That's my neighbors red roof you see, and, um, the child didn't have her stole on too good, but, you can atleast see her dress. They were so cute!
She went to the big city (well, the biggest one we have around here) on Friday night and played with the college ochestra on the river. Her Band Director, assistant director and the middle school director went as well as the Band Booster President and his wife, just to hear our Baby Girl play. Not even graduated high school and she has a following already! Today at her church they had a surprise graduation party for her, but she's not home yet so I haven't heard all the details. She has had a busy, busy week! This next week is her last one before graduation practice starts. Did I mention she makes us proud?
So, how do we stay grounded? Did I mention I have 3 grandchildren? THEY keep us grounded. My middle granddaughter has to go into the hospital on Monday for some tests and will be there for atleast 5 days, with her mom, my oldest daughter. So, I get to go up and stay with the other 2. It's going to be a little crazy around here and I won't have access to my computer, so this will probably be the last post for awhile. I'm going to stay with the kids at their house at night, drive them to school each morning and then drive to my house, an hour away, so I can start getting the house presentable for the graduation party, then drive back to get them at school and back to their house for the night. So, by next Friday night (the Baby Girls Dinner Theatre Show) I'll be about pooped! But, with no computer access I plan to get alot done on my CeCe sweater, my green shell and maybe even my socks. So, keep that little one in your thoughts and hope they find the problem and she comes home all safe and sound. And, needless to say, her Mom (and grandmother, and great grandmother) is a nervous wreck.
I'm off to water some very thirsty flowers then I might knit awhile and then I'm taking a nice, long nap!
Have a great week and hopefully I'll post again in a week or so - complete with knitting pictures.