Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
"What's up, honey?"
"You know, Mom... I don't believe in Santa anymore," he starts, giving me that sideways glance that all teens seem to perfect.
"Ye-e-e-ah..." I have no idea where he's going with this.
"Well..." There's a long pause as he looks out the window, away from me, before he turns back in my direction. "It just seems to me, that even if there's no Santa Claus, and even if there isn't any snow this week, there's still an awful lot of magic in the air at Christmas time."
I smile. "You're right," I tell him. "There really is."
And that was that. He turned up the volume on the car radio and we listened to Bing Crosby singing about a white Christmas for the rest of the ride. I have no idea where that thought process came from, but I was still smiling on the drive home. Because there is magic in the air at Christmas, and I'm glad he can feel it, too.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
"But," she said, "He told me I can do anything I want until midnight." So the party went on as planned.
My culinary school sister came down from Vermont to make appetizers and my daughter helped in the kitchen and later served them on silver trays. She also offered coffee and tea as she's in LOVE with my mom's new Keurig.
"We were talking about how absolutely wonderful your mom's party was," Tricia told me, "And how none of us can have holiday parties this year, because now we can't compete with that!"
I told her to go visit my mom, and let her know.
Friday, December 9, 2011
My son joined the rest of the Varsity team on stage as their proud coach handed out letters and awards to everyone who played on the Varsity team, whether they had enough game time or not. He said the team performed as a Team and everyone deserved to be honored. Five of the starters were nominated to the All-League team, and one to the All-State team. They had a great season, ending as League champions with an overall record of 17-4, losing in the State Division 1 Semi-Finals to BC High. Not bad for a little team from Cape Cod.
Now we're on to Basketball, with the first game of the season scheduled for next week, and the second game slated for the day before Christmas break.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
The following acrostic poem was written by my daughter for her 6th grade Health class. I'm not sure if she got the point of the lesson, but it made me laugh...
Everyone deserves respect.
People deserve what you deserve.
Easy way to make friends: Respect them.
Caring, or pretending to anyway.
Treat other like you want to be treated.
What are you laughing about this weekend?
Thursday, December 1, 2011
The girls had fun seeing themselves on the live feed in front of the green screen as the director scrolled through a few background photos. They loved sitting behind the Anchor Desk. My daughter kept pitching her voice into cheesy news-mode and saying, "This is Chet Youbetcha..." (the news anchor from Fairly Oddparents, for those of you without kids...)
Then.... she asked if the girls would like to tape a REAL segment to air on this week's Community Journal.
OF COURSE THEY DID!
The segment will officially air on this week's Community Journal, Thursday at 6pm and 8pm and repeated over the weekend. The station manager already uploaded their entire segment to YouTube, including the "bloopers" that will be edited out for the cable show. Listen to all the giggling after the screen fades to black...
Tons of fun for the girls - if you have a scout group, I would definitely recommend checking out your local cable station. A star may be born ;-)
What was the highlight of your week?