Sunday, December 4, 2011

Proud Parent Moments

We are very proud of our little award winner!  J-man received Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance for the first quarter of 4th grade!  There was a little assembly and Ryan and I were both able to watch him walk across stage!  It was very nice for all three of us!

 He was excited!
 Geesh, he's a cutie!
 Daddy was up front and center taking photos, so I took advantage of the photo opportunity to capture that proud father-son moment!

His elementary school does Citizen of the Month AwardsEach month has a specific quality attached to it and each class selects two students who emanate this characteristic.  Respect was the quality for November and J-man was selected from his class! 
Thanks to his Aunt Kara, we now know that respect is one of the seven Army values! 
J-man loves the military and talks about joining all the time, so  this was the coolest news he found out all day!  I wish I could have recorded his reaction.  It was one of those big grin, wide-eyed faces with a long drawn out COOOOOL that gets a little high at the end! :)
That's out little Respectful Christmas Tree!
He wouldn't stand next to the poster for a picture...sniffles.

Oh and now my car is completely Proud Parented Out with decals thanks to our little award winner!!  The quality of respect is a strong quality that I strive to emanate myself, show towards other and instill in those around me.  Being respectful in life is one of the greatest qualities.  It brings out the best in you and others, and is the core to many other wonderful qualities.  To truly love, you must respect one another.  To truly be generous and giving, you must respect the cause and the person. 

"Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing."
~Johann Wolfgang

Much love.


  1. Aww!! he is just the cutest little guy ever!!


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  3. This is so sweet! I don´t have kids myself, so I can only imagine how proud you must feel. It must be so amazing to watch your kid grow up...
    I´ve just discovered your lovely blog and I love it! I´m happy to be your new follower :)

    xx Ivana

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  4. Thank you so much Ivana! I am a new stepmama, so all these little proud moments are new, but they are amazing!

    I will stop by for sure! Thank you for following!


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