Here is a little bit of what's been going on these last few weeks~~
first of all, i'm so proud of my sweet guy....he begins his promotion to Assistant Principal at Berkmar High...home of 3,200 kids! he worked so hard all year on his post-graduate & i am so excited for him!!
~ on our way to the Chicago / Doobie Brothers concert (which was actually in July ) Yes, Caroline's birthday is in March, but she really wanted a pool party....so 5 months later, here we have it!
one of her absolutely adorable friends!
Did I mention that surely I have earned some 'cool mom' points lately?
For starters...& this is big....Caroline picked out all her birthday goodies by herself...funky flower invitations, butterfly balloons, hula girl plates & napkins, & store bought sponge bob cupcakes....oh gosh.....years ago, we would have had matching everything & certainly NO sponge bob ( of all creatures ) store bought cupcakes.....they say the youngest child has all the fun! I guess having a mom loosen up on details that no one would have even appreciated is a start :)
This precious child turns 12 tomorrow. She had her party a few weeks ago..... several of her girlfriends over for dinner, bowling, trip out for icecream & a sleep over...whew! She is getting this, these filled with goodies & one of these in raspberry fizz! She is the sweetest thing & now she has started middle school with 1800 other children. Oh I pray they don't eat her alive!
Took these two girlies to the midnight release party of Breaking Dawn.....midnight release party, midnight. & I had a Beth Moore conference the next morning.
~ordered American Idol tickets for Savannah & me
~sold my American Idol ticket to Savannah's bestie so they could enjoy a night together.
~checked girls out at 10am to attend alledged groupie signing extravaganza
~orchestrated the major carpool situation for my other girls & their after school activities
~ordered 8x10 glossies of the idols, packed our sharpies & my camera ready for autographs
~stood outside in the 90something degree heat for 3 hours before finding out the Idols were being interviewed by Larry King for Friday night's episode & would NOT be coming out
~lurked around the venue in true desperate groupie form for another hour as my 15 year old hoped & hoped they might change their mind.....thanks Larry
~did NOT get my picture made with Brooke as planned....& I was having a really cute hair day
~did not get David Cook's signature on Savannah's new verizon NV
~took the girls out for chinese
~found out that meanwhile...Caroline was home with Dan & she had a stomach virus
~waited as they changed into concert worthy clothes and then drove home in traffic....without seeing the concert ( sniff sniff) , without my picture of Brooke & me, feeling really bad for Savannah who had waited on & planned the whole meeting of David Cook for months
~found out when I arrived home that Savannah & bff entered a "who has the worst seats contest" & they WON!! they were upgraded from the nosebleed section to 4th row!!!!
(one very happy girl mere feet away from David--that's him in color)
She was certain he was singing specifically to her :)
We've also been gettting geared up for football season!
This year she will cheer varsity & varsity competition so we have loads of fun to look forward to.