M.I.A. has now been found

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I have so missed sitting in front of the computer screen sharing the overflow of my heart. Once I returned from my Midwest tour (wow, I sounded famous there for a minute) , there was no rest for the weary. My head finally hit the pillow somewhere around 2 a.m. and the first child stood at my bedside for a hug four short hours later.

In my absence, Mimi and Papa Jim arrived for a 12 day visit. Fortunately they thought highly enough of us to pack some Florida sunshine in their suitcases. Because of this unrelenting bright stranger known as the sun we felt the need to be outdoors every single day because "you never know how long it will last." Needless to say, I have been preoccupied.

I've been begging other parents to forward me their photos from the significant events I missed during my seven day absence. (that sounds much more realistic than a "tour", huh?). In the post about my trip, I promised an update on these events with proof. I can prove a couple of them, but with the others, you're just going to have to trust me that these 'five minutes of fame' did actually occur.

#1: Ben proves to be a budding actor with his starring role in the first grade musical production of "E-I-E-I-OOPS"

Do you think there were a few grandparents in the audience?

Ben is "Old MacDonald " ( Middle of second row) Are these some fabulous costumes or what??

Mr. & Mrs. Old MacDonald; Mr & Mrs. Farmer in the Dell

#2: Ian's team takes first place at the Junior Ski to Sea event in the boys' division and third place overall. The reason this is a big deal is because rarely does a fourth grade team place that high.

Go Pink Paparazzi! Ian is front row, furthest right

#3: Quinn broke the sixth grade record for the mile at his middle school

No picture. But what I most love about this feat is that both Trey and I heard the news from other people several days after it happened. Quinn never mentioned it. May he always remain so humble.

One more pretty cool thing: Quinn won the middle school divsion raffle at the Ski to Sea race and scored a brand new Trek mountain bike. I know we all say "we never win anything" when something like this happens but it really is true in our family. Obviously none of this was a result of anything Quinn did but simply God's grace blessing him. When I heard this, I was hoping someone took a photo other than the online professional photography company that wanted $29 for a digital image. Well my prayers were answered this morning when I learned the award ceremony was posted on You Tube. Go figure. (Fast forward to 6:37 in the video below unless you want to see all of it) The best part is the emcee yelling over and over again for Trey to make his way to the front. He so hates to be the center of attention so I'm sure he was dying!

If you know me well, then you also know that bragging is not my style. But thanks for letting me indulge in a few proud mama moments. I'm tellin' ya though, this is not the usual fare for a week in the life of our household. Maybe I need to leave more often.

It's so good to be home. More tomorrow.


2 Responses to “M.I.A. has now been found”

four little acorns said...

Wow, hooray!!

Sasha said...

that is so cool!! what a terrific little family you have. thanks for sharing... and glad you're back!