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Last week, we were lamenting the purposeful damage of my husband's new car. <sigh>
This week, we have all found reasons to CELEBRATE!
My husband received an email back from a community choir he contacted after he read about them in the newspaper. He asked about open auditions, and learned they were taking new members that very day! He now has a new choir with whom to stretch his vocal chords and singing talent each week. HOORAY!
My oldest daughter is having a successful run on the school lacrosse team. The team is only in their second year, and she was so excited to make the varsity team, even though she didn't play last year. She hasn't scored a goal in a game yet, but she's had a few in practice. It's SO exciting to hear her name over the loudspeaker at the stadium when she gains possession of the ball. GO, COUGARS!!!
This week I inspired many intermediate, barely-motivated-readers to pick up a book, READ it, then try an Accelerated Reader (AR) test. We're playing BINGO in each small group: each time someone reads a book, talks with someone about it, then passes the AR test, they can put their name in a square. They work together to strategically place their names so they form a BINGO. The prizes included candy, erasers and mechanical pencils, so the kids were psyched to grab a bunch of books for the weekend. WIN!
Finally, my youngest daughter had the drive and motivation to participate in poms tryouts for next year's high school team. She stayed at the high school for 3 hours each night, managed to get her homework done (without nagging from me), and cheered on her friends who also tried out. She wasn't a total crab when she still had to get up early for school. Her great attitude, hard work, and smiles paid off.... she made the team. WOOO HOOO!
I'm proud of all our accomplishments and happy for even the little moments (BINGO!) It's an exciting time for my family.