We were invited to attend an awards ceremony at Anna's school where she received her very first award... (and, yes... in her book it was a "major award!") She was awarded the "Best in Mathmatics" in her class for the entire trimester! We called my Dad (the mathmatician) as soon as the ceremony was over and he just about came apart at the seams! I told you that Dad has been "giddy" since retiring last month... then add pride over the award... that equals "coming apart at the seams!" ;-) Anna's school has a 100 year old bell that the special winners get to ring. It is pretty heavy, so Principal Mr. Ausby helps the kids. I think Anna was more excited about getting to ring the bell than the award!
Abby... a PERFECT dog for our family! She has been suning herself every day out on the new deck and, well, she is a perfect model when I bring out the camera... she even knows how to "strike a pose!" SERIOUSLY... that dog cracks me up (and she is so darn cute!!)