amongst all of the excitement and emotions of the last few days, i haven't had the chance to show off my girls' newest accomplishments.
remember the bean and her upcoming stint as the face of the holiday nest baby shop? well, the website has been updated, and her little face is now featured on the homepage. look:
whee! i love it.
and as for the teen? well, THE report card finally came:
and inside the envelope was a note that invited her to join the school's honor society. we're not too sure what exactly that entails, but she's going to find out. there's a meeting this afternoon after school, and despite her protests of "mooooom, i bet that thing's full of all the losers!" she'll be attending. i asked her to go and see what it's all about, and to give it a chance. i mean, come on - maybe it WILL have some nerds in it, but at the same time, it might end up being a portal to new friends and getting involved in some activities. did you have something like this in middle school? i don't remember, but then again, my grades weren't all that great. heh.
and last night, there was a meeting in the library to discuss the 8th grade trip to washington, d.c. over spring break. at first, she was all "but that'll totally eat up my whole spring break, mom!" but then we learned that they leave the friday before vacation and return on tuesday evening. she'd still have at least half of the week left to screw around.
the trip sounds really cool - they get to see all of the major attractions over the course of four days. they'll have a privately chartered bus, a tour guide, admission to all attractions, airfare, hotel rooms (4 students to a room, with the chaperones in separate rooms - she dug that idea), and all meals for one price. and it's a hell of a deal. shit, i want to go!
anyway, there are 40 openings, and applications are due next friday. once they receive all of the applications, they'll pluck out all of the incomplete applications, weed out the ones who don't qualify (they've got to have a GPA of at least 2.5 - psh, the teen qualifies, no problem), and then choose them randomly. yikes. i really hope she gets in, because now she's excited at the prospect of going. we'll find out the week before thanksgiving break.
yay for my two beautiful, smart daughters!