Today was the day for Meg's school. I stopped by after lunch to get hers and her teacher, Mr. G., was at the tables handing out the 5th grade ones. (Meg's class must have been attending a specials class.) We chatted about Meg a little while I glanced at her grades, all pretty good. Lots of comments like "pleasure to have in class". At the very bottom of the paper, I noticed it on the way out, was an asterisks by Honor Roll. I knew Meg was going to be thrilled. She had been a little peeved about Mat making it and not her. (At least it wasn't announced in the classroom like others were. I don't know if it's because she made it for the grading period and not the semester. Who knows.) When I saw that a plan came to mind. I wanted to get a shot of Meg as we told her she made the Honor Roll. I called Mickey and told him the plan. He was in. Mickey picked her up from basketball practice and I sat her down and Mickey read off her grades. And oh, what's this? You made the Honor Roll. "Really?!" she said.
Mickey and I decided that we needed to celebrate our smart girls. (They totally get this from me.) We grabbed a quick dinner while Mickey was playing hero by donating his much needed O- blood. Then the kids decided to go to Dairy Queen for ice cream. (Really, I thought. It's so cold.) Here's some pictures from the celebration.
Here are Meg's grades:
Orchestra A (performance is outstanding)
Social Studies A-
On a side note, Kade is feeling much better. He had a bloody nose this morning and was not ready to be up. This combination was fun. Luckily Mickey was planning to take the girls this morning so I didn't have to worry about them while I dealt with Kade. I got him settled on the couch. His nose had stopped bleeding but he felt like it was going to bleed again. I let him hold a wet washcloth to it. He did so for about an hour and after that he seemed to be getting better. I dozed on the other couch all morning and kept waking to him talking to me. I would crack my eyes open to find him bouncing around and doing all kinds of stuff sick kids don't do. I was amazed at his recovery. He went several hours without needing to wipe or blow his nose! He is so going to school tomorrow.