Thursday, June 3, 2010

Academic Award for Hayden!!

I am so proud of my amazing boy!!  His first year at the public school, and he made it a great year!!

In April I rec'd a phone call from the Principal of the school, saying Hayden was invited to be a part of the Awards Ceremony at the school.  WHOA a call from the Principal.  We didn't know what the award was for.  But of course I was there at the ceremony, in my Sunday best, with my camera all charged up and ready!!  

This is the award the principal gave him.  It is an Academic Patch -- he earned it for keeping his grades up above a 3.5 GPA all year.  Actually 3.67 but you know, who's counting brag brag.  Okay actuallyyyyyy ... as of the end of the 2nd semester he was student #116 out of 739 total students in the Freshman class.  And I expect his student ranking to come up even higher at the end of the year because his grades were up even higher in the last semester)   Anyway. Forgive me for boasting on my son.  But I am just so proud of how far he has come in this year -- compared to this time last year at Lakewood. Anyhow, this big puffy patch will get sewn onto his Letter jacket that he will receive as a Junior. 

Hayden's girlfriend Miranda also earned an Academic Patch -- for her high GPA -- as well as a special award for being in Journalism class.  Miranda is just the sweetest girl, I **LOVE** her. They are very sweet together -- they bring out the best in each other-- and encourage each other in their walk with the Lord. 

Here is another pic of Miranda and Hayden:
this photo was taken right after the powder puff football game

I am proud of these kids! Good kids!!!

Nana came to visit

Nana came back since it was Soccer Season -- she can't stay away long, she loves us too much :)

Du rigeur -- is to have game night at least once

we secretly know that Matthew will win -- at any board game -- but we like to have fun trying.  haha

Field Trip to Old City Park

In April, I chaperoned Matthew's class on a field trip to "Old City Park" in downtown Dallas.  They relocated a bunch of very old buildings into this park, so it feels like the original town of Dallas, back in the 1800's.  We had a great time!  There were only 7 kids in Matthew's 4th grade class this year.  I love these kids, each and every one of them.
His teacher this year was Mrs. Houser -- and according to Matthew she is the nicest teacher in the whole school.  I enjoyed being her Room Mom this year, having parties with the kids, doing field trips and such.

Some more photos of Old City Park:

Matthew and Elijah in the "school house" -- very cool!