Friday, May 13, 2011
How many years has it been since those movies scared the you-know-what outta me? It'll never be "just" Friday the 13th without 'being' Friday the 13th, will it? LOL.
Well, today was Ali's "Promotion" ceremony out of pre-school! It was short and sweet, and followed by a super-fun carnival of fun and food! The kids sang a modified version of "He's Got The Whole World in His Hands," complete with choreography! Ali rocked her parts and I'd post the video, except I shot it "sideways" with my camera, and I can't figure out how to rotate video! I only know how to rotate photos! So, I turned my laptop on its side and we all watched the video once so it wasn't a complete loss.
Ali's teachers are just so great. They put together a binder at the end of the year with all sorts of stuff Ali has worked on, including assignments, homework, photos they took of her in action, and tons of art, along with her certificate of completion of course. In addition, at least 4 of them told me today they are coming to Bella's Bash next weekend as well. They shared their favorite "Ali moments" with me today, and had my jaw dropping at some of the stories. She is just such a little adult, but still sweet!
Ali's teachers also let us set up a table for PUCK to promote for next week's Birthday Bash! We gave away a few bracelets, received a couple of small donations, talked up the event, and shared the amazing scrapbook that our friend Denise made for Ali, because all of the pictures are of her and Bella. Thank you again, Denise, for such an extraordinary gift. I got to tell the story of how Denise, a devoted blog follower from Wisconsin, made a scrapbook for Bella, and a separate one for Ali, drove to MN for Bella's memorial with her husband and special needs child, gave us the books, attended the memorial and reception, then promptly got the family BACK in the van and drove BACK to Wisconsin, all in one day. This was someone we hadn't even met before the memorial, but this blog bonded us.
THAT is awesome.
On the home front, we had our penultimate planning meeting this evening for the bash, and things just keep falling into place really well! It seems like we get a new donation of some sort every single day. Our opportunity drawing and silent auction get better every day!
Oh - if you are an Angels fan, you are DEFINITELY going to want to get ready for an UNBELIEVABLE, chance of a lifetime opportunity that has been gifted us for our silent auction!
Okay, there is much more to tell, but I am falling asleep typing. In the midst of all this, I am attending James Malinchak's 4 day seminar, so I am wiped. Great stuff, great people, and Sunday should be extra special. Keep you posted!