Thursday, June 18, 2009


Another week is almost over. No news yet.

Last night we got to go see the third grade program that Josh has been working so hard on. My kids go to an arts based magnet school, which means that they focus heavily on music and art and theater. So when they put on a class program it's not just kids standing on risers singing a few songs, it's a serious production!

They had it in the evening at the high school auditorium. The kids have been learning about different countries and different cultures this year so the program had an "around the world" theme and they performed songs from all different countries and the kids were dressed in cute costumes from the country they were representing. Not only did they sing songs from different countries, each song had some kind of performance to go along with it and they were amazing! Most of the performances were done by the third graders, but they also brought in a professional mariachi band, a Scottish dance group and then at the end they did a whole section on the United States and they brought in a nationally known group of gospel singers who sang the Battle Hymn of the Republic, God Bless the USA and God Bless America while the third graders played instruments and sang backup. I wsn't familiar with the group but they came in a tour bus with their name on the side and someone said they were selling CD's. The songs about the US ended the program and they ended it with confetti fireworks! Cutest thing ever!

It was quite a night. The Superintentent of Schools even came and sang a song! That school knows how to put on a production.

I'm such a mom, but school programs always make me teary! When it started all those third graders were up there with huge smiles on their face, so proud of all the hard work they had put into it and so excited to perform. I'm so darn proud of them that always have to take deep breaths to keep myself from bawling through the whole thing. Not to mention end of the school year programs always make me a little sad because it means that my kids are growing up and that ALWAYS makes me cry! Throw in a few well done patriotic songs, Josh standing up there looking so grown up and the fact that there was an absolutely adorable little Asian girl in the front row who kept making me think about Clarissa and it's amazing that I didn't sob through the whole show. I did manage not to though. I did good. :)

Afterwards we told Josh that he did so good that he could pick a place to go for dinner. He said that he just wanted ice cream. We're not in the habit of giving our kids ice cream for dinner, but what the heck, it was a special occasion. So we went to Dairy Queen and giggled on the way home that we were eating ice cream for dinner. The kids really thought they were getting away with something. I'll make something extra healthy today to make up for it. :)

Today I'm just going to be running around like a crazy person trying to get ready for our trip this weekend. I've got laundry to do, suitcases to pack, car trip entertainment supplies to track down and all sorts of odds and ends to tie up before we go. I love being on vacation but packing and unpacking is really no fun.

I'm taking my netbook with me so I can blog while we're gone, but I'm not sure if I will or not unless something newsworthy happens. If by some miracle we get our referral while we're gone I will blog immediately, but I'm not really counting on that happening. If you don't hear from me it just means that we're having fun and haven't gotten any exciting phone calls from the agency.

I still have God Bless the USA in my head. I really love that song.


Tracie said...

I hope you get your referral call while you're out of town! (Especially since you will be reachable!) Ours came while we were camping... and we missed it. (Luckily they called back.) :)

Wendy said...

Congrats on your referral, I'm really excited for you!

Lori said...

Aww, vacation is the key for you! And you did get to take a picture of your baby girl with you on this vacation. Make sure you get her a souvenir from this trip!