What a Difference A Year Makes
Our school struggles are no stranger to this blog. I held my breath in June when we made the move back to the Northern Virginia area. Sure, it was familiar territory, but many things had happened in the mean time and I wasn't so sure how it would go coming back.
Well, I'm beyond happy to say that not only has the transition been good, but it has been phenomenal! Our girl is so happy and thriving in her new environment and we couldn't be any happier about it! She has several friends, feels comfortable talking to them and playing with them, and has even gotten up in front of the class a couple of times for reports, etc. Last year at school, although she liked it, would never even dream of reading or getting up in front of others.
Last week her school had an assembly for students who made the honor roll for the first 9 weeks. She was included and was so happy! And to top it off Grandma was in town and witnessed the assembly too! She was called up and tripped a little on the floor, but instead of crumbling in a heap, she dusted herself off and marched up to the stage with her class! She was embarrassed, but took it in stride and moved on!
Not a great picture, but here's our girl getting recognized:
And Grandma was in town so that Terry and I could go to the annual Marine Corps Ball and get gussied up! We had a blast and it was one of the more fun balls we've been to in a while.
And of course with Grandma's visit came the Christmas list request. Ella wants everything and Maya wants about 2 things. The children want for nothing and we're are big opponents to lots of little "crappy" toys under the tree. We are not video game people at all, but I'm actually considering a Wii maybe. Anyone have any input on these? Love it, hate it, indifferent to it? Keep in mind these are 2 girls that played with a Leap Pad a handful of times and didn't care about it after that. I'm all ears!