Chloe’s school counselor chose her (along with 15 other kids) to be a part of their feeder high school (Hendrickson)’s “Adopt a Child” program because “she needed a little sparkle”. Chloe got to fill out a Christmas wish list (which included a skateboard, stuffed puppy dog, and a neck pillow), the high school students fundraised to get gifts, and she got to go on a field trip over there this morning for a special Christmas party. I expected her to come home with a handful of gifts but instead I picked up TWO FULL TRASH BAGS of stuff. She definitely got some sparkle today. Her school counselor has been AMAZING and I am so grateful for her!
I officially have a teenager, y’all!! We had a busy birthday night. Chloe had a soccer party while Chase had his school Karate (KickStart) belt ceremony. He’s now an orange belt in Karate in addition to his almost-black belt in Tae Kwon Do… so he’s officially my bodyguard. Oh, and his old belt makes a great scarf, doesn’t it? (Chase wasn’t amused.)
After his belt ceremony he needed food so I told him I’d get him whatever he wanted for dinner. That meant Chick-fil-A (a place I refuse to go because I’m way too liberal)! *sigh* The things you’ll do for your kid sometimes lol!
Afterwards we grabbed a cake at Baskin Robbins and met Chloe back at the house for candles and presents!
Happy 13th Birthday to my “little” goofball, who underneath all the crazy has a heart of PURE GOLD.
My percussionist had his winter concert tonight! He had to start off one of the songs all by himself with the bells. He was nervous about it but he rocked it, of course!
Chloe showed off both her musical and visual art skills at her Fine Arts Night tonight! It started with an abridged performance of “The Greatest Showman,” followed by an art show around the school. This girl’s got talent!
Chloe took a lot of pride in her Science Fair project this year. She did an experiment with static electricity! She did the actual experiment at her dad’s and the presentation part at my house. She worked really hard, doing it all on her own (minus some hot glue help from Mom). Quite the perfectionist my daughter is…. I wonder where she gets it? Lol
It’s time to go back to school! Chase is starting middle school (6th grade), and Chloe is now in 3rd. Their dad had them on the first day, but he was nice enough to send a picture:
(Oh, Chloe…. When will you learn to brush your hair? lol)
Chase is in the band this year. He originally picked the trumpet…
…but he did so well on that audition they kept asking him to come back and audition for other things, so he finally landed on percussion. I can’t wait for the first band concert!