Monday, June 4, 2012

Proud Mama

If you don't like reading posts about bloggers' families, please skip this one!  Gushing about my awesome* kids follows...

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of activities, even crazier than the usual end-of-year rush, since Julia will be graduating from high school soon.  Julia and Pete have given us something to be proud of every day!

You may already know that Julia is a Girl Scout bugler, possibly the only one in our council.  She played Taps at three events in May to honor our fallen heroes.  She was presented with a scholarship from the Vietnam Veterans for her service.  Pete is planning to join the Marine Corps, so he enjoys talking to Marines every chance he gets.

Echo Taps on Armed Forces Day at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery.

Pete has been working on his Eagle Scout project to send care packages to troops overseas.  He held a benefit concert on Memorial Day weekend to raise funds.  Of course, his band was the headliner!

Drumming for Eagle

The scholarships and awards are piling up around here!  National Honor Society, Italian Language Honor Society, Rebel Honor Roll (for athletes with good grades) and the Girl Scout Gold Award!

Three generations of National Honor Society members

Girl Scout Gold Award luncheon with Eagle Scout boyfriend and soon-to-be Eagle Scout brother (the one with the messy shirt with a missing button and missing/lost neckerchief)

Julia has been singing a lot lately, too.  Oh, and Pete sang with his band at an open mic night, but the rest of us arrived too late from another event to hear him.  He's so cool!

 "You've Got a Friend in Me" with the High School Jazz Band

 Today is the last day of classes for the seniors, so I made Julia pose on the porch with a photo from the first day of kindergarten.  (I saw this idea on Pinterest.  Here's the source.)

Last day of high school
First day of kindergarten 

Later this week: senior honors night and senior prom.
Next week: senior class trip and graduation!

* My kids aren't perfect!  We encourage them to use their talents to help others.  They are kind and compassionate leaders.  We love them, even when they require constant nagging.  We are completely blessed!


Archie the wonder dog said...

Congratulations all round!

Debbie said...

awww. What a proud mama and what awesome kids! What a fun time this is for you all - I can tell you are enjoying it to the max! lovely.

Ellen said...

You should be a proud Mama! Looks like you are raising intelligent, compassionate and fun kids. I love the 'senior with her kindergarten photo' shot. That is too sweet.