Saturday, November 3, 2007

Bragging Rights

Yesterday, the kids were home from school. It was the end of the first Quarter, and I had to go to parent/teacher conferences. I started with Bella's 2nd grade teacher. Bella got all A's and one B+ (in reading, I might add). Her teacher said she was doing very well, but started out the year lacking a lot of confidence. But she's coming along just fine! She's my little social butterfly....loves everyone.


Ana didn't get an actual "report card" for Kindergarten. It was just a progress report. She's way off the charts as far as academics. She knew all the basics when she started. Colors, shapes, count to 100, letters. All of it. But she can't tie her shoes!! And although she was the painfully shy one of the bunch, she has acclimated herself very nicely in school.


Now there's Chad. I met with the principal first who handed out his report card, then on to all of his teachers. My boy made the Straight A honor roll. At his school, the honor roll is Straight A's, High Honors, then finally Honor Roll. He was one of only 4 6th graders (out of 65) and one of 18 (out of 197) in the whole school to make the Straight A Honors!! (Can you tell I'm just a wee bit proud??) After the little mishap that led to his suspension, I was a tiny bit worried. But every single one of his teachers had nothing but good things to say about him. He's hard-working, smart, conscientious, polite, and driven. Wow. I'm kind of blown away by how good he's done.


I've always been proud of my kids. I've been to every football, soccer, softball, and baseball game for years. I've been to cheerleading competitions and dance lessons. But I have never been prouder than I am today! I know in my heart there is nothing that these kids can't do!!




23 comments:

Chris said...

Well congrats to all 3! And they're such a good looking bunch too :) Yeah, I'd definitely say you have bragging right! Not many parents can toot that horn!

Stephanie said...

Thanks Chris!! I'm just so proud of all of them. Especially Chad. Jr. High has been a tough transition. The fact that he is probably the youngest kid in the entire school (and one of the smallest) doesn't help. But he has more than proven himself.

a.book.in.the.life said...

That's so great, they look and sound like lovely kids- I don't blame you for being so proud.

Stephanie said...

Thanks Book! They have their moments, but most of the time they are really great! I've wondered where you've been lately!

a.book.in.the.life said...

It's driving me mad, my life has been consumed by work, I get there for 7am, leave between five thirty and six and when I get home I work til about 11pm. Have been so tired but have kind of hit a point where I am thinking no more so I am going back to me time which includes reading and this wonderful blooging community:)

Booklogged said...

You GLOW girl! That's wonderful. You must be a good motivator.

Stephanie said...

Thanks Booklogged!! I'd like to take some credit for it, but it really was all them!!

3M said...

That's so great! Congrats.

Stephanie said...

Thanks Michelle!!

Nymeth said...

Congratulations! You definitely have every right to brag.

They look so cute :)

Stephanie said...

Thank Nymeth!

Debi said...

Brains and looks for those kiddos of yours, huh? You've got every right to be proud!

iliana said...

Cute, cute photo!
Congrats to the kiddos on such a great job.

naida said...

congrats, you've got every right to brag, you have lovely kiddies.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

This is great, Stephanie! I'll pass this information along to Donna, who doesn't seem much interested in blogging. The kids are really growing tall now.

heather (errantdreams) said...

Congratulations to you and the kids! That is awesome. :D

jean pierre said...

ah, brilliant!

congratulations to you and your children!

Gentle Reader said...

Congratulations! You deserve to be proud. Enjoy!

Melody said...

Congrats, Stephanie! You've every right to brag and be proud! ;)

And they look so cute! :D

Dewey said...

Aw, you're such a great mom! And you're bringing up smart and happy kids.

DaBookLady said...

I'd be proud too...great looking family...

Andi said...

Wow, great reports all around! Congrats to you and them!

Chris said...

Congrats to you all!