First, before I go any further......tonight at 5:55pm, my girlfriend Alyssa's daughter (G) celebrated her 9th birthday. Yep...she was born on 9/9/99 at 5:55pm. How fun is that?! I've never forgotten her birthday because of that little number trick. (sometimes I forget to send an e-card, like today....so Alyssa, please show this picture to "G" & tell her it's just for her!!)
Second, an update on our little Tunnel Cat! Remember my post on Friday night? Well, after typing up that post, I sent a copy of it to Samuel's teacher. She took pity on us & talked to the lady in charge of the program & worked it out so that Samuel will get to do it after all!!! The fun part is--the game where he'll get to be a Tunnel Cat is the same game where Sarah will dance on the field with the High School drill team! She's going to a little dance workshop this Saturday & will learn a simple pom pom routine which she'll perform with the "big girls" on the field! Hooray! We'll have 2 kids on the field that night! (Plus my nephew who's in the HS band!) Looks like that'll be a football night for us!!
Savannah learned a lesson the hard way today. That lesson is--keep up with your stuff & be on time. She was counted tardy because she had to go back to her locker for something & made it back just in time to be late. AND that paper she went back for wasn't there. She got a 0 for not turning in her work. (NOTE: Turns out, she had left the notebook in another classroom yesterday & found it later today. And she was allowed to use a homework pass to bring her 0 up to a decent grade. So it's not as bad as it seems, but she's now paranoid about being tardy to the same class ever again. If she is, she'll get a detention!)
Samuel's been working on getting his room totally cleaned up for over a week now. Of course, that's an ongoing project for my son, so it's not entirely shocking that it's taken him over a week to clean it. But the funny thing is, each day for the last several days, he's come to me & asked a very poignant question (snicker, snicker).